Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Caltrans & Partners Coastal Cleanup June 25 in Alameda

State of California • Department of Transportation


For Immediate Release June 22, 2016

Caltrans “Protect Every Drop” Campaign Funds Series of Shoreline
Cleanups Throughout East Bay

Partnership Celebrated with June 25 Community Volunteer Event

WHAT: Volunteers from Caltrans will join the East Bay Regional Park District on Saturday, June 25 to celebrate the launch of a comprehensive environmental education and shoreline cleanup program extending into spring 2017. In an effort to help protect local marine habitats and prevent stormwater pollution, approximately 50 Caltrans and local community volunteers will spend the morning removing trash and debris at Crab Cove and Encinal Beach alongside leadership from the East Bay Regional Park District. This program was made possible through a unique partnership with CBS EcoMedia, which generates financial support for community programs through the power of advertising.

WHO: Myeast McCauley – Chief Public Information Officer, Caltrans District 4
Hardeep Takhar – Caltrans District 4 Stormwater Coordinator
Bill Yarborough – Regional Parks Foundation Board Chair
Dave Zuckermann – East Bay Regional Park District Interpretive and Recreation Services Manager
Michael Charnofsky – Naturalist, Operations, East Bay Regional Park District

WHEN: Saturday, June 25 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
• 9:30 a.m. – Welcoming remarks at Crab Cove Visitor Center
• 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Volunteer trash pickup along the shoreline at Crab Cove & Encinal Beach

WHERE: Crab Cove Visitor Center – 1252 McKay Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
Parking available at Crab Cove Visitor Center

WHY: With Caltrans’ support, the East Bay Regional Park District will fund a series of coastal cleanup programs and events throughout the district, including environmental education programs for local students in the 2016-17 school year. Funding also supports transportation and busing for low-income schools to travel to educational programs along the shoreline, which is often an obstacle to out-of-school field trips.

This initiative is part of Caltrans’ Protect Every Drop campaign, which is a stormwater public education and outreach campaign to educate Californians about the sources and pathways of stormwater pollution, and to encourage behavior to reduce pollutants in order to improve water quality in our streams, rivers, lakes and coastal waters.

CONTACT: Carolyn Jones Myeast McCauley
510-544-2217 510-286-5522
East Bay Regional Parks Caltrans District 4


Real McCoy Ferry Closed Overnight Start Thurs, June 23 at 10P

State of California • Department of Transportation


Date: June 22, 2016
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: 510/286-5206


Real McCoy II Ferry Closed For Overnight Maintenance
Starting Thursday, June 23 at 9:00 PM

SOLANO COUNTY– The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will temporarily suspend service of the Real McCoy II Ferry to perform overnight maintenance.

The Real McCoy II is scheduled to be closed Thursday, June 23 at 9:00 PM until the morning of Friday, June 24 at 4:30 AM. All work is weather permitting.
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 Thursday’s overnight service interruption of the Real McCoy Ferry, motorists are advised to use the J-Mack Ferry on State Route 220 or the Miner Slough Bridge on State Route 84 to travel overnight between Ryer Island and neighboring communities in Sacramento and Solano counties.

For the latest information, call the Caltrans Ferry Update Line at (510) 622-0120.

You can also find additional information on Caltrans’ Delta Ferries webpage:

Or follow us on Twitter:

Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to maintain the ferries.
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

SR-13 Oakland Night Lane Reductions June 21-28

State of California • Department of Transportation



Date: June 21, 2016
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Shannon Brinias
Phone: (510) 286-5543


Nighttime Lane Closures Scheduled for State Route 13 Project in Alameda County
June 21 through June 28

Oakland, Calif. – Caltrans is conducting overnight work to resurface State Route 13 (SR-13) in Alameda County. One lane will remain open to southbound and northbound traffic throughout the nighttime closures. Residents in the area may notice construction noise and odor during the times of construction.

Lane reductions will be in effect on SR-13 southbound and northbound from State Route 24 to Interstate 580 during the following hours:

• From Tuesday June 21 at 9:00 PM until Wednesday June 22 at 5:00 AM.

• From Wednesday June 22 at 9:00 PM until Thursday June 23 at 5:00 AM.

• From Thursday June 23 at 9:00 PM until Friday June 24 at 5:00 AM.

• From Sunday June 26 at 9:00 PM until Monday June 27 at 5:00 AM.

• From Monday June 27 at 9:00 PM until Tuesday June 28 at 5:00 AM.

• Work may require occasional ramp closures, but no two consecutive ramps will be closed simultaneously.

More information is available about this project on our website:

Motorists should drive with caution through the work zone. Get real-time traffic on Caltrans Quickmaps: Follow Caltrans on Twitter: Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to maintain California’s highways. Please #BeWorkZoneAlert.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Weekly Posey Tube Closure-Alameda County

State of California • Department of Transportation


Date: May 10, 2016
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Marcus Wagner
Phone: 510-622-8758


Weekly Posey Tube Closure

Alameda County – Effective Sunday May 1 through August 2016, the Posey Tube will be closed to vehicular traffic Sundays through Thursdays between the hours of 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM.

The pedestrian walkway will also be closed seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
TransMetro Inc. will be available for bicyclist and pedestrians attempting to access the tube.

TransMetro Inc Contact:

Detours will be in place.

Motorists are advised to expect delays and encouraged to take alternate routes if necessary and also that traffic fines are doubled in construction zones.

Please “Slow For The Cone Zone.”

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

SR-12 Rio Vista Bridge-Projects-Open House Jun 22

State of California • Department of Transportation


Date: June 15, 2016 #16-153
District: District 3 - Marysville,
Contact: Dennis Keaton,
Phone: (530) 741-5474 cell: (916) 825-5252


Open House for Rio Vista Bridge Preservation
Community Feedback Sought on Two Projects

RIO VISTA — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is hosting a community meeting on Wednesday, June 22 to share information about two Rio Vista Bridge preservation projects and how they will affect motorists and community members.

The meeting is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Rio Vista City Hall, One Main Street, and will include a brief Power Point presentation. Caltrans staff will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the two proposed projects in which construction is expected to cover a six-year period.

The first project will maintain and preserve the steel structural members of the Rio Vista Bridge (No. 23-0024) on State Highway 12 over the Sacramento River by cleaning and painting all steel surfaces.

The existing coating system on the Rio Vista Bridge is deteriorating in different locations. There are rust spots along the truss, tower, and floor system members, and rusting around many of the truss gusset plate nuts and bolts. The $37 million painting project is nearing the end of the environmental phase, and the design team is beginning to assemble the construction plans and specifications. Construction is scheduled from fall 2017 to spring 2022.

Funding in the amount of $19.2 million is being proposed in the next funding cycle for the second project which proposes to maintain the operation and structural integrity of the drawbridge by replacing the mechanical and electrical systems. This project also proposes to replace two existing elevators and installing a 4 inch sewer line.

The existing electrical and mechanical systems are at the end of their useful service life and need to be replaced to maintain the operation of this movable bridge for both roadway and navigational traffic. The two elevators are out of service and the sewer line will allow plumbed facilities on the bridge. Construction is proposed from 2022 to 2023.

Space is very limited at the meeting location and anyone requiring special accommodations to attend the public open house can contact the Caltrans District 3 Public Information Office at (530) 741-5474.


Caltrans and CHP Litter Enforcement Day- June 15, 2016

State of California • Department of Transportation


Date: June 15, 2016
District: 4 - Oakland


WHAT: Caltrans and the CHP will work together to support Litter Enforcement Day on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Caltrans Maintenance crews in the Bay Area will focus efforts throughout the day sweeping, removing graffiti and cleaning litter alongside the highways. The CHP Commercial Mobile Road Enforcement units will also focus on litter enforcement and educating drivers to cover their loads.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 15, 2016

WHERE: Caltrans employees will be working at various locations around the Bay Area including the following:

Alameda County
Interstate 80 from A Street to Washington Blvd

Contra Costa County
Highway 4 from San Marco to Loveridge

Bay Area Tunnels
Devils Slide Portal 1; Posey/Webster Portals

Bay Area Bridges
SFOBB approach; Richmond Toll Plaza

WHO: Caltrans is partnering with several cities around the Bay Area, including Sonoma, Fremont, Hayward, Oakland, Vallejo, San Jose, Cupertino and more.

Individuals, organizations and businesses can join litter abatement and recycling activities in local communities this week and into the weekend.

Please follow Caltrans on Twitter at:

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

State Route 1-Sonoma Coast-Expect Delays week of Jun 13

State of California • Department of Transportation


Date: June 14, 2016
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Allyn Amsk
Phone: (510) 286-5445


State Route 1 in Sonoma County near Gleason Beach
Construction for One-Way Traffic Control Begins Week of June 13

SONOMA COUNTY – Due to erosion caused by winter storms, Caltrans is beginning an emergency project to install traffic signals near Gleason Beach. Work is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 13 with the installation of signs; traffic signals are scheduled to be installed and activated on Thursday, June 16.

When installation is complete, one-way control will be in place 24 hours per day. During high traffic periods or holidays, Caltrans may also use flaggers to keep traffic moving efficiently.

• The contractor plans to begin work on June 13. Prior to activation of the traffic signals, motorists should expect to find one-way reversible traffic control and construction Monday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Once the traffic signals are installed, one-way reversible traffic control will continue until further notice.

o Motorists should expect brief delays of approximately five to ten minutes and allow additional time to reach their destination.

Safety is the Department of Transportation’s highest priority, and this lane reduction is necessary due to erosion. Plans are being developed for a future micro-realignment project that will shift the highway a few feet to the east.

The State Route 1 Gleason Beach Realignment Project will completely realign the highway to the east. However, this major project is in the final environmental document phase, has yet to be designed, and will not go into construction until 2019. Until that time, Caltrans will continue to monitor the highway and maintain safety for travelers.

If work is delayed due to weather conditions, it will be rescheduled. 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.

For more information about Caltrans projects in Sonoma County, visit the webpage at and click on Sonoma County.