Oct 1, 2015
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Ongoing construction on safety enhancements in the vicinity of Cutting and Carlson boulevards will cause nighttime closures of the intersection on Monday and Tuesday, the city said.

Activities such as milling and paving will cause traffic to be diverted completely around the intersection from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. on both days.

Drivers will notice traffic detours set up during the closures. Those on Cutting Boulevard, for example, will be rerouted on S. 23rd St., Macdonald Ave, and S. 37th Street.

The safety improvements are happening to a busy intersection shared by vehicles and trains, and which the California Public Utilities Commission has called one of the most dangerous in the state. The city has a $467,420 contract with Richmond-based Ghilotti Bros. to install improvements on the north side of the grade crossing. The city also has plans to improve the south side, which is considered phase two of the project.

The intersection will be re-configured with the aim of making it safer for pedestrians and drivers. Among the improvements, a concrete median barrier will be installed and a new sidewalk will be constructed along with curb ramps and other amenities.

For additional information, contact the City of Richmond’s Construction Manager, Steven Tam, at 510-307-8112 with any questions. For all other issues or concerns related to this project please contact Ghilotti Bros at (415) 760-0891 and ask for Brandon Bell, the onsite superintendent.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.