2014 is shaping up to be a very busy year for street improvements in Pleasant Hill and it’s only going to get busier as more streets, bridges and roads are set to be repaired or improved.
Golf Club Road Bridge has been one of the most iconic bridges in Pleasant Hill since it was built back in 1953 and over the last fifty years the bridge has been in use daily, plus it’s had major improvements in 1969 and 1977, but as of 2014 the time has come to replace Golf Club Road Bridge with a new, structurally sound bridge that will last the city for the next 50 to 70 years.
It’s expected that the old Golf Club Road Bridge will be replaced sometime in April with a new $5,450,000 bridge that will have an enhanced capacity for bikers, pedestrians and of course more lighting for anyone who crosses the bridge by foot.
Contra Costa Boulevard Improvements
More good news to report about civic improvements to Pleasant Hill streets and bridges is that like Golf Club Road Bridge, Contra Costa Boulevard is set to be improved starting at the end of March.
The $3.3 million dollar construction project will include corridor enhancements along Contra Costa Boulevard, new traffic signals, cross walks and so much more.
Improvements To College Park High School Stadium
Last of all, but most important, the stadium at College Park High School is going to get a major upgrade this year including the addition of new lighting, a new concession stand and permanent bathrooms will be added as well.
For more information about Golf Club Road Bridge, the latest improvements to Pleasant Hill, or to view homes for sale in the area, contact us today by calling (925) 300-8000.
With the weather slowly warming up in the this area more East Bay Jobs are becoming available and home depot recently announced that they are hiring.
Looking Forward To Spring
The nationwide home improvement chain wants fill up to 80,000 positions across the United States because, spring has always been their peak selling season since more people will working on their homes once the weather warms up.
In a recent press release Tim Crow the executive vice president of human resources with Home Depot said “Spring is our peak hiring season, giving us the opportunity to find some of the best associates who are passionate about customer service”.
Home Depot In East Bay
There are three Home Depot locations to choose from with East Bay Jobs at:
2090 Meridian Park Blvd
037 Arnold Dr
2750 Crow Canyon Rd
San Ramon, CA
You can apply for a job at Home Depot by submitting an application at any of their locations or you can apply online via their website at www.careers.homedepot.com.
Home Depot expects to fill over 2,000 jobs in California alone and with more homeowners in Pleasant Hill and across the East Bay working on their homes there will be more of a demand for employees at Home Depot.
For help with finding East Bay Jobs click here or call the Pleasant Hill Employment Development Department (EDD) at 1-916-654-7799.
To learn more about the latest East Bay news, or to view homes for sale in area, contact us today by calling (925) 300-8000.
Thanks to tight oil supplies and rising fuel prices across the United States the latest idea for bringing more oil to refineries in Contra Costa County is to transport oil by rail car.
This idea is also being met with opposition from local environmentalists because of the potential environmental risks that transporting oil via rail can pose to the area.
Coming To Richmond Refineries Soon?
In a recent interview Antonia Juhasz, an analyst of the oil industry said “We’ve got a huge series of new proposals to bring more oil by rail to the Bay Area” so it looks like this idea has been talked about for some time but have oil industry executives and Contra Costa County leaders thought about the potential safety and environmental hazards this activity could bring to the area?
Lack Of Public Confidence?
Over the weekend there were gatherings in Richmond, Martinez and Pittsburg California to discuss the oil industry’s plan to transport oil to Contra Costa County refineries.
The goal of the weekend meetings was to educate the public on the oil industry’s goal to build a massive oil storage facility in the Pittsburg area where close to 100 million barrels of oil, both crude and domestic, would be delivered annually then that oil would ultimately be processed for use across the United States.
Good And Bad
Although an increase in oil refinery production in Contra Costa County would bring more jobs to the area activists are concerned that there will be more accidents as oil is transported into the area and these safety concerns should be addressed first before the oil supply is increased to meet demand.
What are your thoughts on increasing the oil supply to Contra Costa refineries? Feel free to leave us a comment below.
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One of the great things about living in Pleasant Hill is that besides it being a very walkable city, it’s also very bike friendly and many people move here because, they are able to enjoy their bikes more than they can at other cities in California.
Perfect Bike Trip
Did you know that you can get from Pleasant Hill to Pleasanton via bicycle in just 20 minutes?
You can take the Iron Horse bike trail that’s just outside the Pleasant Hill BART station past many well-known attractions along the way like: Lawrence’s outdoor barbecue, Alamo Plaza Shopping Center and the Danville Depot Museum.
If you decide to stop in San Ramon for a quick break, you should stop at their Olympic Pool or Aquatic Park that’s just west of the well-known bike trail.
The Iron Horse bike trail is well worth the ride and it will take you all the way to the Pleasanton Bart Station where you can easily take BART back to Pleasant Hill or enjoy the day in Pleasanton.
More Bike Adventures
Thanks to BART, any cyclist in Pleasant Hill can easily take their bike with them anywhere they go in the Bay Area for a day of cycling.
One of the best tips that you should take when cycling in the Bay Area is Half Moon Bay to Santa Cruz.
You can take BART to the Milbrae station then ride your bike into Half Moon Bay and take Highway 1 all the way to Santa Cruz.
This bike adventure will take you past great Bay Area attractions like Pescadero, Año Nuevo State Park or Natural Bridges State Park.
The bike trip from Half Moon Bay to Santa Cruz will take you about one hour but its well worth the trip
There are plenty of fun things to see and do in Santa Cruz including the iconic Santa Cruz Boardwalk, Giant Dipper Roller Coaster and delicious ice cream at Marianne’s.
For more fun things to see and do in the Bay Area, or to view Pleasant Hill homes for sale, contact us today by calling (925) 300-8000 or click here to view homes online.
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