MTC authorises $27.2m contract for Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Improvement Project in US


The Metropolitan Transportation Commission's (MTC) Bay Area Toll Authority Oversight Committee has given a $27.2m contract to OC Jones and Sons for the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Improvement Project in the US.

Additionally, the committee has given approval for a $5.6m contingency fund to accommodate changes in the work under the project.

Under the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Improvement Project, the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) is undertaking projects to improve mobility along the Interstate 580 corridor between Richmond and San Rafael, US.

"The committee has given approval for a $5.6m contingency fund to accommodate changes in the work under the project."

Following the approval of the contract, OC Jones and Sons will start construction of a third eastbound lane on Interstate 580 from the Sir Francis Drake Blvd. on-ramp in Marin County to the Richmond Parkway / Point Richmond exit in Contra Costa and a barrier-separated bicycle / pedestrian adjacent to westbound Interstate 580 from the Tewksbury Avenue / Standard Avenue intersection in Point Richmond to Stenmark Drive near Point Molate.

Construction of the third travel lane on eastbound Interstate 580 is projected to be completed within 200 working days.

The extension of the bicycle/pedestrian path across the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, as well as completion of connections to existing Bay Trail segments on the Marin County side of the bridge will require two more contracts in the future.

MTC has estimated a budget of total $73.6m for the three Interstate 580 Access Improvement Projects.