Richmond Parkway (California)
|Maintained by CCTA, City of Richmond DPW, C.C. Co. PWD|
|Length:||7 mi (11 km)|
|Existed:||1996 – present|
|Southwest end:||I-580 in Point Richmond|
|Northeast end:||I-80 and Fitzgerald Drive at city limits of Richmond and Pinole|
The Richmond Parkway originally Richmond Bypass is an arterial road connecting Interstate 580 and Interstate 80 through Richmond, California. The road allows drivers traveling between Marin County (to the west) and Solano County (to the north) to bypass central Richmond.
The original idea for the Richmond Parkway came from a state proposal for State Route 93 in the early 1980s. However, when the state did not implement the plan, local officials assembled $200 million in state and local funds to fund a road largely following the same route as proposed Route 93, which was built in the 1990s. While it mostly functions as an expressway, some parts do not meet state expressway standards.
The city of Richmond would like Caltrans to take it over, but currently Caltrans is not in favor of the idea. It was originally named Richmond Bypass, because it would allow motorists to avoid entering the streets of Richmond. This was considered offensive by a community sensitive to isolation and environmental racism so the more pleasant "parkway" was used instead.
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Except where prefixed with a letter, postmiles were measured on the road as it was in 1964, and do not necessarily reflect current mileage. R reflects a realignment in the route since then. The entire route is in Richmond, Contra Costa County.
|0.00||I-580 (john T. Knox Freeway) – San Rafael, Oakland||West end of arterial|
|Castro Street||Richmond Parkway joins/splits two existing routes: Castro Street and Garrard Boulevard; traffic southbound defaults onto Garrard Boulevard|
|San Pablo Avenue||Former US 40|
|I-80 (Eastshore Freeway) – San Francisco, Sacramento||East end of arterial|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Richmond, CA - Official Website - History of Richmond: Transportation
- Katherine Tam, City looks to unload costly Parkway, Contra Costa Times, March 27, 2008. Accessed 2008-03-27
- Staff. "State Truck Route List" (XLS file). California Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 21, 2012.