Thursday, October 30, 2014

Eastbound I-80-Fairfield-Suisun Valley Road-I-80 Onramp Daytime Closure and Detour for Tues, Nov 4


Date: October 30, 2014
Agency: District 4 –Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: (510) 286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Eastbound Interstate-80-Fairfield
Suisun Valley Road-Onramp Closures and Detours
Starts Tuesday, November 4 at 8 a.m.

SOLANO COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform routine preventive maintenance on the eastbound Interstate-80 (I-80) onramp from Suisun Valley Road in Fairfield on Tuesday, November 4. Crews will perform electrical and landscaping work.

To ensure worker and public safety during the daytime work, the eastbound I-80 on-ramp from Suisun Valley Road will be closed on Tuesday, November 4 starting at 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. that same day. The following detours will be in effect.

Detour-Eastbound I-80 on-ramp at Suisun Valley Road
Motorists heading onto eastbound I-80 from northbound Suisun Valley Road, will be detoured onto Suisun Valley Parkway/Business Center Drive, then enter eastbound I-80 from Suisun Valley Parkway/Business Center Drive.

Motorists heading onto eastbound I-80 from southbound Suisun Valley Road will be detoured right onto Central Way, then enter northbound I-680 from Central, then continue on northbound I-680, then enter eastbound I-80 from northbound I-680.

Detour signs will be posted. Motorists should allow for extra travel time.
Allow work is weather permitting.

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

Or follow us on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/CaltransD4

Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to maintain California’s highways.
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Eastbound State Route 37 to Westbound I-80 Overnight Connector Closure-Sunday-Vallejo

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: October 30, 2014
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: (510) 286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Eastbound State Route 37 to Westbound Interstate 80
Overnight Connector Closure-Vallejo
Starts Sunday, November 2 at 11 p.m.

SOLANO COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the Solano Transportation Authority (STA), and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) are continuing work on the next phase of ramp meter activation in Solano County on the eastbound State Route 37 (SR-37) connector ramp to westbound Interstate-80 (I-80) in Vallejo. Ramp meters in Vallejo are tentatively scheduled to be activated in 2015.

As part of the work, crews will stripe the roadway overnight starting on Sunday, November 2 at 11 p.m. until Monday, November 3 at 5 a.m.

For the safety of construction crews and motorists, the eastbound SR-37 connector to westbound (I-80) is scheduled to be closed overnight on Sunday.

Motorists should plan for extra travel time. All work is weather permitting.

Detour Information:
During the closure of the eastbound SR-37 connector to westbound I-80, motorists
will be detoured onto eastbound I-80, then exit at American Canyon Road/ Hiddenbrooke Parkway, then westbound on American Canyon Road, then enter westbound I-80 from American Canyon Road. Detour signs will be posted.

Additional Information:
Go to our Caltrans I-80 Solano Ramp Metering webpage at:
http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/projects/solano80metering/

Or follow us on Twitter at: https://mobile.twitter.com/CaltransD4

Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to improve California’s highways.
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Monday, October 27, 2014

U.S. Route 101 in San Mateo County-Ramp Meters Go Green November 4, 2014

State of California • Department of Transportation
COMMUTER ADVISORY

Date: October 27, 2014
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Gidget Navarro
Phone: (510) 286-5574

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

U.S. Route 101 in San Mateo County Ramp Meters to go Green November 4, 2014
Watch For New Signals at On-Ramps

San Mateo County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will activate northbound ramp metering on U.S. Route 101 in San Mateo County beginning November 4, 2014.

What is Ramp Metering?
Ramp metering is a traffic management strategy using traffic signals and accompanying equipment and techniques to improve flow on the freeway system. It is intended to improve the safety of vehicle merging.

Motorists at newly activated ramp locations may experience operational delays during the first few days of operation. Caltrans staff will monitor the metered locations and make adjustments, and then fine tune the metering operations.

Northbound Activation
Meters at 18 on-ramps will be activated on northbound U.S. 101 between U.S. Route 92 in San Mateo and the San Mateo/San Francisco County line.
 Beginning Tuesday, November 4, 2014, on-ramp meters will be set to solid green during commute times to alert drivers to the new driving condition.
 On Wednesday, November 12, 2014 on-ramp meters will start cycling through red and green during Northbound PM peak time from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 On Tuesday, November 18 2014, ramp meters will start cycling during Northbound AM peak time from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Drivers entering U.S. Route 101 where on-ramp meters are activated should stop at red and wait until the metering light turns green to enter U.S. Route 101. Caltrans will monitor traffic conditions and operate ramp meters as appropriate.

Additional Information: All on-ramps will operate at “1 car per green” except for two
freeway to freeway connector ramps which will meter and operate at “2 cars per green”.

The two freeway connectors are the Westbound State Route 92 to Northbound U.S
Route 101 Connector, and Eastbound I-380 to Northbound U.S. Route 101 Connector.
For more information, go to our new Caltrans U.S. Route 101 San Mateo County Ramp

Metering webpage at:
The Ramp Metering Information Line is: 510-286-4531. Or follow us on Twitter at:
https://mobile.twitter.com/CaltransD4
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State Route 84-Widening Project Complete-Alameda County-Livermore

State of California • Department of Transportation
NEWS RELEASE
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Date: October 27, 2014
District: District 4 - Oakland
Contact: Bob Haus
Phone: (510) 286-5576

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

First Phase of Key Commuter Corridor Widening Project Complete Wider State Route 84 Eases Local and Regional Congestion

ALAMEDA COUNTY – Caltrans, the city of Livermore and the Alameda County Transportation Commission today celebrated the completion of the first phase of the State Route 84 widening project that will ease congestion on the important commuter artery between Interstates 680 and 580.

“Caltrans is working to improve transportation infrastructure across California, which benefits everyone due to reduced travel time, cost and pollution,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “With this project, the public can see their taxpayer dollars being put to good use and can anticipate less time stuck in traffic.”

The $36.5 million project widened sections of State Route 84 in Livermore from two to four lanes north of Concannon Boulevard to Stanley Boulevard and from four to six lanes from Stanley Boulevard to Jack London Boulevard. State Route 84 plays a major role for local commuters within the region, serving as a regional connection between I-680 and I-580, and the new additional capacity will alleviate some of the existing congestion along the route. The additional lanes also aim to improve local traffic circulation by attracting traffic currently using local streets back onto SR-84.

“Caltrans and the Alameda County Transportation Commission have partnered to provide congestion relief to motorists who travel along State Route 84 and to the community of Livermore,” said Bijan Sartipi, Caltrans District 4 Director. “Providing congestion relief and improving the quality of life is what our partnership is all about.”

The second phase of the project, just south of the first, will involve widening from two lanes to four on a 2.4 mile section of SR-84 from Concannon Boulevard to Ruby Hill Drive. Construction is scheduled to begin fall 2015 and continue through 2017.

“This project is a great example of inter-agency collaboration and coordination that delivers key transportation projects to reduce congestion and improve mobility in the Tri-Valley and throughout Alameda County,” said Supervisor Scott Haggerty, Chair of the Alameda County Transportation Commission. “Alameda CTC partnered with Caltrans and the City of Livermore to manage this project, which was funded by Alameda County’s Measure B sales tax funds as well as state bond funds and local contributions.”

Over 40 percent of the $36.5 million project’s funding – $16 million – comes from
Proposition 1B, the 2006 voter-approved transportation bond. Since its passage, more
than $17 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been put to work statewide for
transportation purposes.

For more information on the SR 84 Widening project, visit Caltrans District 4 at

http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/ or the Alameda County Transportation Commission at
http://www.alamedactc.org/.
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Friday, October 24, 2014

I-80/I-680/Highway 12 Interchange Project-Fairfield

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: October 24, 2014
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: 510/286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Interstate-80/Interstate-680/Highway 12 Interchange Project-Fairfield
Green Valley Road/I-80 Overcrossing-Project Updates
Week of October 26, 2014

SOLANO COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), and its project partner the Solano Transportation Authority (STA) will perform material delivery, erosion control, and drainage work on the Interstate-80/Interstate-680/Highway 12 Interchange Project in Fairfield during the week of October 26.

Westbound I-80 Onramp from Green Valley Road-Overnight Closure
For worker and public safety during drainage work, the westbound I-80 onramp from westbound Green Valley Road will be closed starting Sunday, October 26 at 9 p.m. until 4 a.m. on Monday, October 27.

Detour route
Motorists will be detoured onto the Green Valley Road overcrossing, then onto Lopes Road, then right to Red Top Road, and enter westbound I-80 from Red Top Road.

Flagging Operation-I-80 Green Valley Road Overcrossing
Starting Monday, October 27, motorists may also encounter intermittent daytime alternating lane closures on the eastbound and westbound approaches to the Green Valley Road/I-80 overcrossing. Material delivery is scheduled Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily. Motorists should watch for flaggers and expect delays.

Construction will proceed as weather allows into November 2014. During heavy construction, motorists should consider alternate routes.

Southbound Green Valley Rd/Lopes Rd (I-80 overcrossing)-Alternate route:
Motorists heading southbound on Green Valley Road/Lopes Road are advised to use eastbound Business Center Drive, to southbound Suisun Valley Road, then southbound Central Way, then eastbound Old Cordelia Road, then southbound Lopes Road.

See our project webpage at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/projects/solano8068012/
Or follow Caltrans at: https://twitter.com/CaltransD4
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State Route 84-Real McCoy Ferry-Delta-Emergency Repairs

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: October 24, 2014
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: 510/286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Real McCoy II Ferry -Closed For Emergency Repairs
Crews Working to Restore Service

SOLANO COUNTY– The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has temporarily suspended service of the Real McCoy II Ferry on State Route 84 to perform emergency mechanical repairs.
The boat was taken out of service at approximately 12 p.m. Friday, October 24.

Caltrans will notify the public once repairs are completed, and the vessel is returned to service.
The Real McCoy II also known as the Cache Slough Ferry, provides regular service on State Route 84 between Ryer Island and the city of Rio Vista in Solano County.
The delta region ferry normally runs scheduled crossings every 20 minutes, on the hour, 20 minutes after the hour, and 40 minutes after the hour.

Real McCoy II Ferry Detour
During the service interruption, motorists are advised to use Highway 160 and the J-Mack Ferry along Highway 220.
For the latest information, motorists can call the Caltrans Ryer Island Ferry Update Line at (510) 622-0120.

You can also find additional ferry facts, maps, schedules and pictures on Caltrans’ Delta Ferries webpage at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/deltaferries/
Or follow Caltrans on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/CaltransD4
Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to maintain the ferries.
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Eastbound State Route 37 to Westbound Interstate 80-Overnight Connector Closures-Vallejo Start Oct 23 @ 10 p.m.

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: October 23, 2014
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: (510) 286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Eastbound State Route 37 to Westbound Interstate 80
Overnight Connector Closures-Vallejo
Start Thursday, October 23 at 10 p.m.

SOLANO COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the Solano Transportation Authority (STA), and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) are continuing work on the next phase of ramp meter activation in Solano County on the eastbound State Route 37 (SR-37) connector ramp to westbound Interstate-80 (I-80) in Vallejo. Ramp meters in Vallejo are tentatively scheduled to be activated in 2015.

As part of the work, crews will relocate concrete safety barriers, and pave the roadway during three consecutive nights starting Thursday, October 23 at 10 p.m.

For the safety of construction crews and motorists, the eastbound SR-37 connector to westbound (I-80) is scheduled to be closed overnight for three consecutive nights.

Eastbound SR-37 connector to westbound I-80 closures scheduled:
Thursday, October 23 at 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. on Friday, October 24
Friday, October 24 at 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. on Saturday, October 25
Saturday, October 25 at 10 p.m. until 7 a.m. on Sunday, October 26

Motorists should plan for extra travel time. All work is weather permitting.

Detour Information:
During the closure of the eastbound SR-37 connector to westbound I-80, motorists
will be detoured onto eastbound I-80, then exit at American Canyon Road/ Hiddenbrooke Parkway, then westbound on American Canyon Road, then enter westbound I-80 from American Canyon Road. Detour signs will be posted.

Additional Information:
Go to our Caltrans I-80 Solano Ramp Metering webpage at:
http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/projects/solano80metering/

Or follow us on Twitter at: https://mobile.twitter.com/CaltransD4
Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to improve California’s highways.
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