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What a Bore! New Caldecott Tunnel Opens to Traffic

November 18, 2013 | 11:15 am

What a Bore! New Caldecott Tunnel Opens to Traffic

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Now, four lanes of traffic can move in both directions all day long.

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November 7, 2012 | 9:49 am

Highway 24 Reopened After Orinda Crash

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ORINDA (Bay City News) All lanes were cleared about two hours after a collision involving at least six vehicles blocked all lanes on eastbound state Highway 24 in Orinda this morning, the California Highway Patrol said. The crash was reported at 6:08 a.m. on Highway 24 by Wilder Road, CHP Officer Kevin Bartlett said. Two […]

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November 29, 2011 | 4:17 pm

Caldecott Tunnel Fourth Bore Breakthrough

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It’s not quite connecting the transcontinental railroad, but for commuters who have sat in traffic for years at the Caldecott Tunnel, it’s definitely a milestone. The San Jose Mercury News is reporting that excavation gear in the fourth bore construction has hit the other side: Caltrans contractors broke through the Orinda hillside on Tuesday afternoon, […]

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At Caldecott Tunnel Dig, Paleontologists Want Fossils, Caltrans Wants to Finish

June 24, 2011 | 9:16 am

At Caldecott Tunnel Dig, Paleontologists Want Fossils, Caltrans Wants to Finish

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Caltrans is trying to finish the fourth bore of the Caldecott Tunnel within the next two years, in order to ease traffic congestion in the East Bay. But paleontologists on the project say they aren’t being given enough time to preserve important fossils. At both ends of the new tunnel, crews grind rock 24 hours […]

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