Grand Opening of the Contra Costa Centre & the Treat Boulevard overcrossing

September 29, 2010 8:00 am · 19 comments

BART has announced a few road closures around the Pleasant Hill BART station on October 1st & 2nd for the grand opening of the Treat Boulevard overcrossing and the new Contra Costa Centre…..

On Friday, October 1, and Saturday, October 2, Sunne Lane and Harvey Drive near the Pleasant Hill Station will be closed to traffic. This closure is to allow for the set-up and ceremonies for the grand opening of the Contra Costa Centre Transit Village and the Robert I. Schroder Overcrossing that will be held in the Town Square on October 2.

These closures will not affect access to the station from Jones Road, Coggins Drive or Wayne Drive. The Intermodal, Passenger Drop-Off and Pick Up and Accessible drop-off areas will not be affected. Sunne Lane and Harvey Drive will reopen on Sunday, October 3.

Please plan on joining the celebration of the opening for the Contra Costa Centre Transit Village and the Robert I. Schroder Overcrossing. The program begins at 10:00 AM on October 2 and will be followed by an Open House, BBQ lunch, tours and entertainment.

Oh, and by the way, the Pleasant Hill BART station has been renamed, it’s now the “Pleasant Hill Contra Costa Centre” BART station. But don’t worry, it’ll always be just “Pleasant Hill BART” when you read about it on!

1 Anonymous September 29, 2010 at 8:20 AM

Mr. Mayor, you must be psychic. I had not been here for weeks, but was looking today specifically to find out when the overcrossing would be opening. While I reading comments on another post, this one popped up.

2 Anonymous September 29, 2010 at 8:22 AM

While I “was,” sorry. Bye again :-).

3 Sleep Train September 29, 2010 at 9:21 AM

I hear Sleep Train is buying the rights to rename it
Sleep Train Station

4 ron September 29, 2010 at 10:36 AM

Should be named BART W.C. South Station

5 Newman September 29, 2010 at 10:53 AM

They should rename “transit villages” “crime villages” because being so close to BART, they attract a criminal element looking for easy targets close to the station.

And what are we celebrating? The construction of cheesy apartments close to BART? Big deal.

6 Charles-the-cat September 29, 2010 at 10:54 AM

Is there a theatre near the Contra Costa Centre station?

Seriously. I’d be embarrassed to have thought of that name.

7 Ian September 29, 2010 at 10:55 AM

Can’t we just name Pleasant Hill Bart “Reagan Hill Bart?”

8 Ian September 29, 2010 at 11:25 AM

Newman, a little pessimistic, no?
If you’re going to have apartments, why not near bart?
And really, what makes an apartment “cheesy”?

9 Radar September 29, 2010 at 12:02 PM

PH station should have been named Walnut Creek North station.

10 chatter September 29, 2010 at 1:09 PM

And HOW much is the renaming going to cost us?

11 Anon E. Mouse September 29, 2010 at 1:11 PM

This is right down the street from Park Rapency apartments?
Right, next to bart and there will be NO imported crimes… gotcha!
PS: I have a bridge to sell you cheap! (If you believe the previous sentence!)

12 Annonymous September 29, 2010 at 2:36 PM

Please, Please, Please tell me that Sunne Lane is NOT named for Sunne McPeak! Another career politician imortalized? Thanks to DeSaulnier, we now have the Boatwright Freeway. Next we’ll have DeSaulnier Court, or Torkelson Drive.

13 MP September 29, 2010 at 2:44 PM

Can’t wait till some restaurants open in the Transit Village. Please give us a bar or two and not a bunch of coffee shops! (Maybe even an Olive Garden? Shudders…)

14 affe September 29, 2010 at 5:09 PM

AFT. That bridge should’ve been open weeks ago. I use that intersection daily and the last few weeks all i’ve see has been curb repair below and landscaping to the sides – nothing structural. But i guess the pols need their photo op.

Also, get some freakin’ retail and restaurants at the avalon already – those empty storefronts with the for rent signs up for months now make it look like a depression era south dakota burg. Almost expect to see tumbleweed blowing along treat…

15 W. Thompson September 29, 2010 at 6:24 PM

So who is going to celebrate the construction of a $12.7 MILLION foot-bridge over a 200 foot street that has cost the taxpayers just under half the original cost of The Golden Gate Bridge? This in an economy where people are out of work – the building of a bridge for joggers and bicyclists – when people are losing their homes for the lack of jobs. What brain-dead politicians are behind this? The democrats of Contra Costa County and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (liberals all) who are now campaigning for Proposition O to levy a $10.00 fee (forever more) on EVERY vehicle in the county – sucking $8.5 million or more from a dying economy and destitute wallets every year from now on. Shine a light on these cockroach-like political hacks and we might make it through this horrible economy together.

16 Anon September 29, 2010 at 10:00 PM

I hoping for a bar!!! Then I can drink and walk home

17 Walnut Creek resident September 30, 2010 at 12:10 AM

It’d be great if the retailers in the new transit village could be a mix of what area residents need or enjoy for everyday life (groceries, coffee, stamps, etc.) and what someone might need when en rte to someplace by BART (flowers or wine to take to a party or potluck, or maybe some business-type supplies). Then again, I’d also like to see a drugstore there. Or mixed retail like clothing shops. And restaurants!

And isn’t a developer trying to get (or recently got) approval to build a small grocery of some sort in the area, maybe in the direction of the strip mall where BevMo, etc, is located? I forget the exact location, but somewhere on or nr Main, within easy walking distance of BART, etc. I keep hoping to read more about that somewhere…

18 AJ Buttacavoli September 30, 2010 at 6:32 AM

A grocery store is planned at the empty building at the corner of Main and Geary, scheduled to open in 2011. It will be a nice addition to the neighborhood. As far as the name of the Pleasant Hill BART Station in concerned, it is NOT in Pleasant Hill and should have never been named after that city. Like Concord’s two stations, the Pleasant Hill Station should have been called Walnut Creek North.

19 Kian September 30, 2010 at 6:24 PM

The bridge was put in place to reduce the number of pedestrian crossings. When the stoplight turns red to let pedestrians cross, it can take over 5 minutes to turn green again. The traffic delays are horrendous.

The built the bridge to reduce the massive traffic bottleneck at that intersection. This bridge will improve traffic for everyone in the entire area. If you have ever sat in traffic at that intersection, you will know how terrible it is now. The bridge will help to improve traffic flow.

There is another bridge similar to this bridge on Ygnacio Valley road in Walnut Creek. Before that bridge was built, there were horrendous backups at the intersection of Civic and Ygnacio. Pedestrian bridges are nothing new to this area.

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