Court Street Overcrossing (Phase 1)

Central County
City of Martinez
Connecting North Court Street in Martinez with Court Street at Escobar Street
The City of Martinez has been exploring alternative access to the Martinez Waterfront for over 60 years. With the input of dozens of residents and the help of staff and consultants more than eight alternatives were studied. In 2012, the City Council selected a simple bridge from Berrellesa Street to the Intermodal Phase 3 parking lot, as the most viable solution.
The Court Street Overcrossing is a project to study alternative access to the Waterfront in the City of Martinez. The Waterfront is a major destination point attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. In addition, the Martinez Intermodal Phase 3 parking lot, Union Pacific (UP) Railroad (Ozal) switching yard and future Ferry Terminal are located north of the UP Railroad tracks. There currently is only one access road for vehicles traveling to and from the Waterfront, through Ferry Street requiring vehicles to cross an “at grade” railroad track crossing. From time to tim ...more