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Moody Memorial Underpass construction begins Sept. 3

on August 29, 2013

Beginning on September 3rd, a section of the major road out of the Marina Bay neighborhood will be closed, meaning travelers will need to find an alternate route.

When finished, the Officer Bradley A. Moody Memorial Underpass will allow traffic to go under the railway, rather than waiting for trains, at Marina Bay Parkway between Regatta Boulevard and Meeker Avenue. Currently, trains crossing Marina Bay Parkway can block emergency vehicles and residents from getting in and out of the Marina Bay area.

Jacqueline Majors, who is the community outreach and public relations consultant for the project, said that the section of Marina Bay Parkway will be closed to cars, bikes and walkers for the estimated 18-month construction period.

Two routes will allow residents to avoid the construction, when heading north on Marina Bay Parkway. The first is the Officer Bradley A. Moody Underpass Detour Route, which involves taking a left on Regatta Boulevard to Marina Way South. This is the preferred route to take when exiting the Marina Bay area, Majors said.

The alternative route requires a right-hand turn at Regatta Boulevard in the direction of Meade Street. Majors said that worries over the paving and lighting on the route are being addressed.

Signs posted on both detours will direct people around the construction. Majors is distributing maps with drawings of the routes, and cards with directions to people in the area.

The underpass is named after Officer Bradley A. Moody, who died on October 7, 2008 near where the train tracks cross over Marina Bay Parkway. 

For more information about the project, please visit the website:, or contact Majors at (925) 949-6196 or at


  1. Dognose 2 on September 5, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Why does that neighborhood get a by- pass? Does it have more hi income folk then my neighborhood – Richmond Parkway & W. McDonald? I / we get trapped by trains, often for 7 – 10 minutes! What’sup with that?

    • neighbor on September 5, 2013 at 10:41 am

      We get stopped by trains of 100+ cars, often for up to 30 minutes, and there is no other route out of the area, which can drastically slow police response times.

    • WGH on September 8, 2013 at 2:59 pm

      I agree 100%. Cutting/Carlson train crossing is 100 times more busy, dangerous, noisy and traffic disrupting than that small section of Richmond. You can get stopped here for as long as 15 minutes – and the trains run 24/7. Guess so-called “lower income” residents’ inconvenience doesn’t count!. Approximately 10 years ago, residents were told that it was too expensive (because of the low water level ) to do an underpass at the Cutting-Carlson train crossing. All the reasons stated for the underpass apply here too. What’s it going to take to make this happen??????????????

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