Tuesday, August 4, 2015

U.S. 101 Petaluma River Bridge-Long-Term Ramp Closure Aug 12

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: August 4, 2015
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Allyn Amsk
Phone: (510) 286-5445

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

U.S. 101 Petaluma River Bridge Construction Project
Northbound and Southbound Traffic Shifts Planned at the Petaluma River
Long Term Off-Ramp Closure to Begin Wednesday Night, August 12, 2015

Petaluma, Sonoma County – On Friday night, August 7, Caltrans will shift northbound U.S. Route 101 traffic to the new bridge over the Petaluma River and the new bridge over State Route 116. The northbound traffic shift will be complete by 6 a.m. Saturday morning. Motorists should be alert for the new traffic configuration and drive with caution through the construction zone. After the traffic shift, the speed limit for northbound U.S. Route 101 will be raised to 55 MPH.

Southbound Traffic Shift and Long-term Closure of the Off-Ramp to Petaluma Blvd. South Begins Wednesday Night, August 12
On Wednesday night, August 12, Caltrans will shift southbound traffic to the center lanes over the Petaluma River. The southbound traffic shift will be complete by Thursday morning at 5 a.m. After the southbound traffic shift, the southbound off-ramp to Petaluma Boulevard South will be closed for about six weeks while the contractor raises the grade of the old roadway to match the new height and constructs a new southbound off-ramp to Petaluma Boulevard South.
• Detour for the Closure of Southbound Off-ramp to Petaluma Boulevard South: Exit at State Route 116 in Petaluma. Turn right on Lakeville Street, left on D Street, left on Petaluma Boulevard South, and continue to your destination.
• Alternate Detour: Continue on southbound U.S. Route 101, exit at Redwood Landfill, cross over the freeway and return to northbound U.S. Route 101. Exit at Petaluma Boulevard South.
• This work is weather dependent. If work is cancelled due to weather conditions, it will be rescheduled.
• The speed limit for southbound U.S. Route 101 will be reduced to 45 MPH in the construction zone.
Please drive cautiously through the construction zone, leave a safe traveling distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you, and Slow for the Cone Zone. The California Highway Patrol will be on site during closures.

For more information about this Caltrans construction project, visit the website at http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/101petalumablvd.

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Monday, August 3, 2015

State Route 1-Pacifica - Paving August 4

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: August 3, 2015
District 4 - Oakland
Contact: Gidget Navarro
Phone: 510-286-5574

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Lane Closure on State Route 1 in Pacifica Post Mile 42.290 to 42.133

San Mateo County- Caltrans maintenance crews will continue a paving operation, Tuesday, August 4, on State Route 1, in the northbound direction, at Post Mile 42. 290 to 42.133, between Fassler Avenue and Reina Del Mar Avenue in the city of Pacifica.

Paving will take place from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

This paving operation started on August 3, and will be completed on August 4.

Motorist can expect a minimal delay. One lane will remain open to motorists during this operation. Please drive carefully and leave a safe traveling distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you.

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

You can also follow us on Twitter at: https://mobile.twitter.com/CaltransD4
Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to maintain our highways.


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I-680 Rehab Project - Fairfield-Benicia Wk of July 31-August 7

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: July 31, 2015
District: 4 – Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: (510) 286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Interstate 680 - Rehabilitation Project
Between Fairfield and Benicia-Update July 31 – August 7

SOLANO COUNTY – Caltrans is continuing construction of the Interstate 680 (I-680) Rehabilitation Project in Solano County which will rehabilitate and repave approximately 13 miles of northbound and southbound I-680 between Fairfield and Benicia.

Although no full highway closures are scheduled at this time, motorists may experience delays as crews work to repave I-680 with intermittent, overnight, alternating ramp and lane closures. Specific ramp closure and detour signs will be posted. All work is weather permitting. The project will be completed as early as spring 2016.

I-680 Construction - Friday July 31 until Friday August 7
Starting Friday July 31 until Friday August 7 crews are scheduled to continue electrical and median guardrail work on southbound and northbound I-680 nightly, Mondays through Fridays, between Fairfield and Benicia.

Paving crews are now scheduled to return in mid-August to complete the second phase of paving northbound and southbound I-680. Motorists should drive with caution as they may encounter some uneven sections of roadway as construction continues.

To ensure worker and public safety, one of the two traffic lanes on southbound
I-680 between Fairfield & Benicia will be closed nightly, Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 PM until 4:00 AM the following mornings.

Caltrans will also continue to close one of the two traffic lanes on northbound I-680 between Fairfield and Benicia nightly, Mondays through Fridays, from 10:00 PM until 6:00 AM the following mornings.

See our NEW project webpage: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/680solanorehab
Or follow Caltrans on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CaltransD4

Please #BeWorkZoneAlert
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Friday, July 31, 2015

State Route 29-Channelization- Napa County-Updates July 31-Aug 7

State of California • Department of Transportation

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE

Date: July 31, 2015
District: 4 – Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: (510) 286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

State Route 29 - Channelization Project - Napa County
Updates Friday July 31 until Friday August 7

NAPA COUNTY – Caltrans and local stakeholders are continuing construction of the State Route 29 (SR-29) Channelization Project in and near St. Helena in Napa County.

Daytime work - starting Friday July 31
Starting Friday July 31 until Friday August 7, crews are scheduled to continue daytime excavation work on the highway shoulder of northbound and southbound SR-29 between Whitehall Lane and Stice Lane. Additional work includes installation of waterlines and railroad signal work. Daytime operations will occur Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM until 3:30 PM. No lane closures are scheduled for daytime work.

However, the public may see intermittent delays at the county road intersections due to the railroad signal work. Utility companies will also continue with daytime work in the area related to the project.

Nighttime work - starting Friday July 31
No nighttime work is scheduled starting Friday July 31 through Friday August 7.

See our project webpage: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/projects/NAP29Channelization/

Or follow Caltrans on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CaltransD4

For information on county roads near SR-29 & maintained by the County of Napa go to:
http://www.countyofnapa.org/publicworks/

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U.S. State Route 1 - Traffic Shift- Pacifica - August 6

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: July 31, 2015
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Gidget Navarro
Phone: 510-286-5574

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

San Pedro Creek Bridge Traffic Shift from San Pedro Avenue to
U.S. State Route 1 in Pacifica August 6

San Mateo County- The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will shift north and southbound traffic from San Pedro Avenue back onto U.S. State Route 1 in Pacifica on August 6, between the hours of 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM.

The following operations will take place prior to the traffic shift: temporary striping, installation of k-rail and crash cushions.

After the traffic switch, traffic will be driving over the newly constructed San Pedro Creek Bridge. Motorist should be aware of the traffic shift the morning of August 7th.

Please note changeable message boards will be updated to reflect this change.

This traffic shift is part of the San Pedro Creek Bridge Replacement Project which will be completed by October, 2015 (weather permitting)

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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Thursday, July 30, 2015

U.S. Route 101 Old Redwood Highway Completion July 31, 2015

State of California • Department of Transportation

NEWS RELEASE

Date: July 30, 2015
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Allyn Amsk (Caltrans)
Phone: (510) 286-5445

Seana Gause (SCTA)
(707) 565-5373

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CALTRANS AND TRANSPORTATION PARTNERS CELEBRATE COMPLETION OF
U.S. ROUTE 101 OLD REDWOOD HIGHWAY INTERCHANGE PROJECT

SONOMA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the Sonoma County Transportation Authority (SCTA), and the City of Petaluma held a ribbon-cutting event today to celebrate the completion of the U.S. Route 101 Old Redwood Highway Interchange Improvement Project in Petaluma. The project improves transportation options for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.

The new interchange features a new overpass with four traffic lanes, new, two-lane on and off-ramps, bicycle lanes in each direction, and Americans with Disabilities Act -compliant pedestrian paths in each direction. The highway was also widened to accommodate standard road shoulders, and new sound walls were built. Additionally, in light of the serious drought, the landscaping plants are native to arid zones and require little watering.

“This project not only improves the transportation for the North Bay,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty, “it also enhances the safety, mobility, and livability for the residents of Sonoma County.”

The $41 million construction project includes $4.6 million from Proposition 1B, the statewide transportation bond passed by voters in the November 2006 general election, $19.8 million in local funding from Measure M, approved by Sonoma County voters in 2004, and $16.5 million in City of Petaluma funds. The project broke ground on April 25, 2013.

“The 101 corridor is our highest priority, and the Old Redwood Highway Interchange project gets us that much closer to our overall goal of completing three lanes all the way to the county line,” said Sonoma County Supervisor and SCTA Director David Rabbitt.

“It’s ambitious,” said Caltrans District 4 Director Bijan Sartipi. “We built a new interchange in the same footprint as the old interchange, while still keeping the facility open to the public. There have been many challenges along the way, but the community will now benefit from the new transportation options for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.”

“This project has been a long time in coming and is a welcome addition to our cross-town traffic network,” said Petaluma Vice-Mayor and SCTA Director Kathy Miller. “It opens up additional lanes across 101, and adds bike lanes to our existing facilities. I couldn’t be happier that it is completed!”

Across the state, Proposition 1B funding has been programmed for high-priority transportation corridor improvements, state highway safety and rehabilitation projects, local street and road improvement, congestion relief, and other projects to improve California's aging infrastructure. To date, the state has allocated more than $18 billion in Proposition 1B funds for transportation purposes statewide.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

I-780 Pavement Repair-PM Lane Closures-Vallejo-Benicia start 7-29

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: July 29, 2015
District: 4 – Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: (510) 286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Interstate 780 – Major Pavement Repair Project
Between Benicia and Vallejo
Work for July 29 – August 8

SOLANO COUNTY – Caltrans is starting a major pavement repair project on Interstate 780 (I-780) in Solano County. The work includes overlay and major pavement repair of seven miles of westbound and eastbound I-780 between Benicia and Vallejo.

Although no full highway closures are scheduled at this time, motorists may experience delays as crews work on I-780 with intermittent, overnight, alternating ramp and lane closures. Specific ramp closure and detour signs will be posted.

All work is weather permitting. Project will be completed as early as November 2015.

I-780 Construction - Wednesday July 29 until Saturday August 8
Starting Wednesday July 29 until Saturday August 8 crews are scheduled to perform roadway crack sealing repair in preparation of overlay paving. Work will occur on eastbound and westbound I-780 nightly, Mondays through Fridays, between Benicia and Vallejo.

To ensure worker and public safety, one of the two traffic lanes on eastbound I-780 and one of the two traffic lanes on westbound I-780 between Benicia and Vallejo will be closed nightly, Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 PM until 6:00 AM the following mornings.

Motorist should drive with caution through the work zone.

Get real-time traffic on Caltrans Quickmaps: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/
Or follow Caltrans on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CaltransD4

Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to maintain California’s highways.
Please #BeWorkZoneAlert

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