Groundbreaking

City and regional transportation officials this morning kicked off construction of an elaborate and massive set of north Stockton bridge crossings. When finished in 2013, drivers will be able to cross over and under Union Pacific Railroad tracks unimpeded at Eight Mile and Lower Sacramento roads.

The $48 million project is fundedĀ  in part through city development impact fees, Measure K dollars and state Proposition 1B funds. We’ll have more info in The Record in the coming weeks about the project, its scale and upcoming traffic impacts (Lower Sacramento Road is subject to closure, for instance).

For now, though, here are some pictures.

From left: Stockton Public Works Director Bob Murdoch; Andrew Chesley, executive director of the San Joaquin Council of Governments; City Councilman Elbert Holman, Jr.; City Councilwoman Diana Lowery; Mayor Ann Johnston; Eric Alvarez, Stockton public works

From left: Stockton Public Works Director Bob Murdoch; Andrew Chesley, executive director of the San Joaquin Council of Governments; City Councilman Elbert Holman, Jr.; City Councilwoman Diana Lowery; Mayor Ann Johnston; Eric Alvarez, Stockton public works

Also, there were appropriately themed cookies.

Aforementioned cookies representing what drivers in the area won't have to be on the lookout for after 2013.

Aforementioned cookies representing what drivers in the area won't have to be on the lookout for after 2013.

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