Kirker Pass Road Truck Lanes - Northbound

Central County
PROJECT BUDGET $17.4 Million
PROJECT SPONSOR
Contra Costa County
LOCATION:
Kirker Pass Road from Clearbrook Drive in the City of Concord.
STATUS:
Ongoing
Trucks
Trucks cannot match the speed of other vehicles on climbing sections of roadway. This causes all other vehicles traveling on the same roadway to slow to truck speeds.
Kirker Pass Road is an interregional route between Central and East Contra Costa County. The roadway is used by commuters and approximately 1,200 trucks each day. The mountainous terrain features a number of sustained grades greater than 8%. With a high volume of passenger cars, the truck traffic along the roadway contributes to significant congestion during peak hours. The addition of truck lanes along the roadway would reduce congestion and improve safety along the roadway. ...more