Golden eagle's nest halts roadwork on Contra Costa County connector

The eagle has landed — and work has stopped on a long-planned thoroughfare in eastern Contra Costa County. Now, East Contra Costa County residents ...

June 4, 2023
4:44 AM

The eagle has landed — and work has stopped on a long-planned thoroughfare in eastern Contra Costa County. Now, East Contra Costa County residents who have long waited for Brentwood's Sand Creek Road to connect to Antioch and a hospital along the route will have to wait a little longer. A golden eagle laid an egg in a nest in a eucalyptus tree near where a portion of the road would run just before work was to begin in late March. Because golden eagles are a protected species, no one will be lifting a shovel for several months now.

Judith Prieve