News and Stories

Orange and White: The Colors of (Express Lane) Construction Season
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Monday, November 26, 2018

Just as orange poppies and trees with bursts of white blossoms herald the advent of spring in the Bay Area, the sudden appearance of orange fencing and white K-rails signals the start of improvements along the region's freeways.

Report to the Commission and the ABAG Executive Board : October 25, 2017
Executive Director's Report
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

CASA Steering Committee • Polling on Gas Tax Repeal • I-680 Express Lanes Open • State of the Estuary Conference • East Bay EDA • Bay Area Planning Directors Association • Wine Country Fires • UCLA Conference • Bay Area Partnership • Vital Signs

MTC Wraps Up Heavy Construction on 680 Express Lanes
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

MTC’s plan to add Express Lanes along Interstate 680 in Contra Costa County reached a key milestone this fall with the completion of most civil construction needed to convert the existing carpool l

Participate in Two Public Hearings on the Express Lane Toll Collection Process
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The Bay Area is planning a 550-mile network of Express Lanes by 2035 to increase highway efficiency by encouraging carpools and vanpools and by filling available capacity in carpool lanes with solo

Express Lane Construction Under Way Along I-680 in Contra Costa County
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Friday, November 6, 2015

Construction is well under way on the first Bay Area Express Lane project to be planned, built and operated by MTC.

Public Invited to Weigh In on Express Lane Plans for I-880 and Dumbarton, San Mateo-Hayward Bridge Approaches
News Release
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

OAKLAND, CAThe Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Caltrans invite the public to a pair of open houses in Hayward on Thursday, Jan.


Contra Costa I-680 Northbound Design Alternative Assessement
CC-I680NB-Design-Alt-Assessment_06152016.pdf (15.79 MB)
I-680 Contra Costa Express Lane Trips
I-680_Contra_Costa_Express_Lane_Trips.pdf (68.8 KB)
I-680 Contra Costa Tree Trimming: February 1, 2018
I-680_Tree_Trimming_Notice_2-1-18.pdf (385.88 KB)
I-680 Southbound Express Lane Project - Fall 2017
I-680 North CCTA Produced Mailer & Fact Sheet.pdf (1.21 MB)


Southbound 680 Express Lane
Monday, October 8, 2018

The Southbound Express Lane in Contra Costa County is going to be expanded.

Groundbreaking for I-680 Southbound Express Lanes
Groundbreaking for I-680 Southbound Express Lanes
Photo Gallery
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA), the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 4 today celebrated the start of c

A completed CIDH (Cast-In-Drill-Hole) structural foundation for an express lane sign placed in the future reconstructed median barrier of I-680.
I-680 Express Lane Construction
Photo Gallery
Sunday, November 1, 2015

Construction is well under way on the first Bay Area Express Lane project to be planned, built and operated by MTC.