Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Highway 12-Rio Vista Shoulder Widening Project Traffic Shift through Construction Zone in Effect

Date:       July 22, 2014
District:   4 - Oakland
Contact:  Vince Jacala
Phone:     510/286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Highway 12-Rio Vista
Shoulder Widening Project
Traffic Shift through Construction Zone in Effect
SOLANO COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is continuing with ongoing paving work as part of a construction project to add shoulder and turn pocket lanes on eastbound and westbound Highway 12 just west of Downtown Rio Vista. The project is tentatively scheduled to be completed in January 2015.
To ensure public and worker safety, the traffic lanes on eastbound and westbound Highway 12 through the construction zone have been temporarily reconfigured. The change was made earlier this month.
Drivers should watch for the new curve on Highway 12 between Azevedo Road and Summerset Road. The curve will allow crews to continue work on the project behind the temporary concrete safety barriers.
Motorists should also observe the posted 45 mile per hour speed limit through the construction zone.
Please watch for flaggers and construction crews in the area.

For real-time traffic, click-on Caltrans Quick Maps at: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/

Or follow Caltrans at: https://twitter.com/CaltransD4
Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to improve California’s highways.
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Highway 12-Rio Vista Shoulder Widening Project Traffic Shift through Construction Zone in Effect

Date:       July 22, 2014
District:   4 - Oakland
Contact:  Vince Jacala
Phone:     510/286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Highway 12-Rio Vista
Shoulder Widening Project
Traffic Shift through Construction Zone in Effect
SOLANO COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is continuing with ongoing paving work as part of a construction project to add shoulder and turn pocket lanes on eastbound and westbound Highway 12 just west of Downtown Rio Vista. The project is tentatively scheduled to be completed in January 2015.
To ensure public and worker safety, the traffic lanes on eastbound and westbound Highway 12 through the construction zone have been temporarily reconfigured. The change was made earlier this month.
Drivers should watch for the new curve on Highway 12 between Azevedo Road and Summerset Road. The curve will allow crews to continue work on the project behind the temporary concrete safety barriers.
Motorists should also observe the posted 45 mile per hour speed limit through the construction zone.
Please watch for flaggers and construction crews in the area.

For real-time traffic, click-on Caltrans Quick Maps at: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/

Or follow Caltrans at: https://twitter.com/CaltransD4
Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to improve California’s highways.
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Interstate 280 Connector Ramp to State Route 87 Closure

Today’s Date:          July 21, 2014                                                                                   
District:                     District 4, Oakland
Contact:                    Bernard Walik
Phone:                      510.286.5705

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



Interstate 280 Connector Ramp to State Route 87 Closure

Santa Clara County - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the southbound I-280 connector off-ramp to southbound SR-87 in order to replace metal beam guardrail with a concrete barrier. The connector off-ramp will be closed during the weekdays (Monday-Friday) July 21 to Aug 1 from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. This project in Santa Clara County  is schedule to be completed by Aug 1.  

Detour for SB I-280 to SB SR-85 Closure: Take northbound SR-87 to West Julian exit to southbound SR-87.

Detour signs and Changeable Message Signs will be posted to assist motorists during this ramp closure. Please drive cautiously when approaching the construction area.  




Work Rescheduled U.S. 101/State Route 116 Construction Full Closures of SR 116 at U.S. 101 Planned for Falsework Installation

Date:              July 22, 2014
District:         4 - Oakland
Contact:        Allyn Amsk
Phone:          510/286-5445
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Work Rescheduled
U.S. 101/State Route 116 Construction
Full Closures of SR 116 at U.S. 101 Planned for Falsework Installation

Petaluma, Sonoma County – Work has been rescheduled for the closure of State Route 116 at U.S. 101 for falsework installation. Falsework is a temporary structure that supports the components of a bridge during construction. There will be full closures of State Route 116 at U.S. 101 Wednesday night, July 23, through Friday night, July 25.  

Closure Schedule
Wednesday night and Thursday night, July 23 - 24
  • Eastbound SR 116 will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Westbound SR 116 will be closed from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Friday night, July 25
  • Eastbound SR 116 will be closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Westbound SR 116 will be closed from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Detour: Traffic may detour to Caulfield Lane and S. McDowell Boulevard.

If this work is delayed due to weather conditions, it will be rescheduled for a later time. Please drive cautiously through the construction zone and leave a safe traveling distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you.  Please remember to Slow for the Cone Zone. The California Highway Patrol will be on site during these closures.

For more information about this Caltrans construction project, please visit the website at http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/101petalumablvd, or follow us on Twitter: Caltrans District 4 @Sonoma101.


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Highway 160-Three-Mile Slough Bridge near Rio Vista One-Way Traffic Controls July 23 and July 24

Date:              July 21, 2014          
District:         3 –Marysville                4-Oakland 
Contact:        Dennis Keaton             Vince Jacala 
Phone:          530/741-5474              510/286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Highway 160-Three-Mile Slough Bridge near Rio Vista
One-Way Traffic Controls July 23 and July 24
SACRAMENTO COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform electrical work on the Three-Mile Slough Bridge on Highway 160 near Rio Vista this week.
The work is scheduled to be performed on Wednesday, July 23, and Thursday, July 24. Work will start at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. each day.
All work is weather permitting.
Crews will replace overhead street lights with LED street lights on the bridge.
To ensure public and worker safety, one-way traffic controls will be in effect. Crews will alternate lane closures in both eastbound and westbound directions. This will allow one lane on the bridge to remain open during the work. Flaggers will help direct traffic. Motorists should expect delays and allow for extra travel time.
Please drive cautiously and leave a safe traveling distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you.
Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to maintain California’s bridges.
For boat and ship traffic, the bridge will operate normally for any vessels passing underneath it along Three Mile Slough.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

CALTRANS DIRECTOR TO LEAD WESTERN TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION


Date:        July 16, 2014
District:   Headquarters
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone:    (916) 657-5060

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                   

CALTRANS DIRECTOR TO LEAD WESTERN TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty today stepped into the role of President of the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (WASHTO) at the organization’s annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He previously served as Vice-President.

“Transportation agencies continue to face challenges in preserving our nation’s infrastructure, particularly as we look towards the potential insolvency of the Federal Highway Trust Fund and the increasing need for long-term solutions to more sustainable transportation financing,” Dougherty said. “I am honored to be given the opportunity to serve in this position and look forward to addressing these challenges and others as part of this regional organization.”

In his role as President, Dougherty will preside over all WASHTO meetings and, along with the Vice President, serve as the Regional Representative to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ (AASHTO) Executive Committee. He replaces outgoing president John Halikowski, Director of the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Malcolm Dougherty was appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. to be the Director of Caltrans in May 2012. He leads the $11 billion organization and 19,000 employees who build, maintain and operate the 50,000 lane miles of California’s world-class transportation system. He is also leading an expansive effort in California to modernize the state’s transportation department to meet safety, mobility, equity and sustainability objectives.
Director Dougherty has over 21 years experience with Caltrans and before becoming Director served as the Chief Deputy, Chief Engineer and Fresno District Director. He also has held management positions in Design, Project Management, Maintenance and Traffic Operations during his career at Caltrans. His focus throughout his career has been on safety, efficient project delivery, partnerships with all stakeholders, and leading a professional and ethical workforce to provide a sustainable transportation system for the people of California.

WASHTO is comprised of the Departments of Transportation or Highway Departments of the 18 westernmost states and representatives of the United States Department of Transportation, the United States Forest Service, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the
Bureau of Land Management. The transportation agencies of the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan, and the Navajo Nation also serve as nonvoting, associate members of the Association.
The purpose of WASHTO is to serve its member departments by:
  • Contributing to national policies on transportation issues that are responsive to members' needs;
  • Promoting a closer relationship between its members;
  • Advocating legislation that supports efficient and effective transportation systems, economic competitiveness and the environmental integrity of member states;
  • Providing a forum for exchanging ideas, exploring and adapting techniques, promoting quality and best practices for implementation;
  • Working with the United States Department of Transportation and other governmental agencies.
More information on the organization and its members can be found at http://www.washto.org/.



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San Pedro Creek Bridge Demolition Work (State Route 1) Pacifica

Date:              July 18, 2014
District:         4 - Oakland
Contact:        Gidget Navarro
Phone:          510-286-5574

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

San Pedro Creek Bridge Demolition Work (State Route 1) Pacifica


San Mateo County- The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin the demolition of the old San Pedro Creek Bridge on State Route 1 in the city of Pacifica, (San Mateo County) starting Wednesday, July 23, 2014 through Friday, July 25, 2014. Demolition will take place between the hours of 6:30am to 4:00pm. After the old bridge has been demolished, crews will begin construction of the new San Pedro Creek Bridge.

This work is part of the San Pedro Creek Bridge Replacement Project that started in May 2014. The project will install a longer and higher bridge over the creek to provide the capacity need for the 100-year flood event. In addition, a Class 1 multi-purpose path will be added along its eastern side.

During demolition residents/businesses are expected to have increased levels of noise.

This project will be completed by October, 2015 (weather permitting)

NOTE: No closures are needed for demolition as a detour has been in place on San Pedro Avenue since June, 2014.

For the latest road conditions, try Caltrans Quick Map: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov
Or follow Caltrans on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/CaltransD4
You can go to the project website to be added to the group e-mail list at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/projects/creek/

Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to maintain the highways.


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