Richmond Parkway (California)

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Route information
Maintained byCCTA, City of Richmond DPW, C.C. Co. PWD
Length7 mi[1] (11 km)
Major junctions
North end I-580 in Point Richmond
To I-80 and Fitzgerald Drive at city limits of Richmond and Pinole
CountryUnited States
CountyContra Costa
The entire route of the Richmond Parkway is visible in this aerial view, from the south or west terminus at Point Richmond near the Santa Fe Channel and yacht harbor (lower right) to the north or east terminus at I-80 (top center, above the left tip of the upper cloud).

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.


Richmond Parkway follows the routing of the proposed California State Route 93

The original idea for Richmond Parkway came from a state proposal for State Route 93 in the early 1980s. 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.[2]

While it mostly functions as an expressway, parts of Richmond Parkway do not meet state expressway standards. For this reason, Caltrans has refused to take it over and officially designate it as part of SR 93 until these local officials bring it up to the state's standards.[2]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Contra Costa County.

Richmond0.00.0 I-580 (John T. Knox Freeway) – San Rafael, OaklandWest end of arterial; I-580 exit 7B
Castro StreetRichmond Parkway joins/splits two existing routes: Castro Street and Garrard Boulevard; traffic southbound defaults onto Garrard Boulevard; interchange
North RichmondNo major intersections
RichmondGiant HighwayInterchange
San Pablo AvenueFormer US 40
RichmondPinole line711 I-80 (Eastshore Freeway) – San Francisco, SacramentoEast end of arterial; I-80 exit 20
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Richmond, CA - Official Website - History of Richmond: Transportation
  2. ^ a b Tam, Katherine; Burgarino, Paul (March 27, 2008). "City looks to unload costly Parkway". Contra Costa Times. Retrieved February 12, 2023.

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