State of California • Department of Transportation
Date: October 7, 2015
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Shannon Brinias
Phone: (510) 286-5543
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Southbound I-680 Marina Vista Off-Ramp Now Open in Martinez
Martinez, Contra Costa County – After a five month closure, the Interstate 680 Martinez Marina Vista off-ramp reopened Friday, October 2, 2015, two days earlier than originally planned. The off-ramp had been closed since May 2015 for a rehabilitation project which widened lanes, improved the ramp radius, and added ADA-compliant walkways. This project also created a one-lane emergency access route to connect southbound I-680 with northbound I-680 for usage by emergency vehicles during a seismic event.
“It’s nice to see a project start on time and finish on time,” says Martinez City Manager Rob Braulik. “It’s one of the key entry points into the city, and in particular into the downtown, so having it open will make it much easier for employees, county employees and business employees, who use it to get downtown.” Caltrans worked efficiently in the environmentally-sensitive marsh setting by installing a water bladder system and groundwater filter to prevent contamination of the marsh ecosystem near the Mococo neighborhood.
In the coming days, the temporary signal system and pedestrian signal heads/push buttons at the Arthur Road detour will be removed.