The Court Street Overcrossing is a project to study alternative access to the Waterfront in the City of Martinez. The Waterfront is a major destination point attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. In addition, the Martinez Intermodal Phase 3 parking lot, Union Pacific (UP) Railroad (Ozal) switching yard and future Ferry Terminal are located north of the UP Railroad tracks. There currently is only one access road for vehicles traveling to and from the Waterfront, through Ferry Street requiring vehicles to cross an “at grade” railroad track crossing. From time to time this crossing has been blocked for extended periods of time, severely hindering emergency vehicle and other access.