PLEASANT HILL -- The city is advising Diablo Valley College students and other motorists to avoid Golf Club Road and take an alternate route to campus and the surrounding neighborhoods through the end of the year.

Pleasant Hill recently began the second phase of a major project to replace the bridge over Golf Club Road. The city has demolished the northern half of the bridge and rerouted traffic onto the southern part to one lane in each direction. Construction is expected to continue through December.

Motorists should use the following routes during construction:

  • Chilpancingo Parkway to Old Quarry Road to DVC north parking lots

  • Taylor Boulevard to Morello Avenue to Paso Nogal Road to Norse Drive to Viking Drive to DVC south parking lots.

  • Stubbs Road connects between north and south DVC on-campus parking lots. The city is scheduled to tear down the southern half of the bridge and rebuild it in the spring. Built in 1953, the Golf Club Road bridge spans Grayson Creek just east of the DVC campus. In 2000, Caltrans engineers determined that the bridge was "structurally deficient."

    The rebuilt bridge will have four 11-foot-wide lanes and will be flanked by 5-foot-wide sidewalks.

    Lisa P. White covers Concord and Pleasant Hill. Contact her at 925-943-8011. Follow her at Twitter.com/lisa_p_white.



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