Thursday, November 20, 2014

State Route 1 at Monterey Road in Pacifica-Full Highway Closure-Nov 21 at 12:01 AM

Date: November 20, 2014
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Gidget Navarro
Phone: 510-286-5574
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Full Highway Closure on State Route 1 at Monterey Road in Pacifica (San Mateo County)

San Mateo County- The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close both southbound lanes on State Route 1 at Post Mile 45.1, at Manor Drive in Pacifica on November 21, 2014, beginning, Thursday night at 12:00 am to Friday morning, 6:00 am. To ensure public and worker safety, this full closure is necessary to remove a rusted overhead sign with a crane.

Detour:
Traffic should exit at southbound Monterey Road; follow Palmetto Avenue on city streets back onto southbound Palmetto Avenue on-ramp to State Route 1.

Portable Message signs have been placed prior to the construction area to warn motorist of the upcoming closure.

Motorists are advised to expect minor delays and to use alternate routes. Please be alert for workers and “Slow for the Cone Zone.”

For the latest road conditions, try Caltrans Quick Map: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov
Or follow Caltrans on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/CaltransD4

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



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State Route 84-Real McCoy Ferry Returns To Service Nov 20 at 11:00 AM

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: November 20, 2014
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: 510/286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Real McCoy Ferry
Emergency Repairs Completed
Vessel Returned to Service

SOLANO COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will return the Real McCoy II Ferry on State Route 84 to service on Thursday, November 20 at 11:00 AM.
Crews completed emergency repairs and the boat passed its U.S. Coast Guard inspection.

Real McCoy Scheduled 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.

Additional Information
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/
Caltrans appreciates your patience as crews worked to restore service.
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

State Route 24-Caldecott Tunnels-Overnight Closures-Mandatory Drills-Dec 12 at 10:00 PM

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: November 18, 2014
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala Contact: Bob Haus
Phone: 510/286-5206 Phone: 510/286-5576

State Route 24 - Caldecott Tunnels
Mandatory Emergency Response Drill-Overnight Tunnel Closures
Start Friday, December 12 at 10:00 PM

ALAMEDA COUNTY and CONTRA COSTA COUNTIES – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct its annual mandatory emergency response drill at the State Route 24 (SR-24) – Caldecott Tunnels, Westbound, between Oakland and Orinda.

The mandatory six-hour emergency response drill begins Friday, December 12 at 10:00 PM and concludes Saturday, December 13 at 4:00 AM. The exercise is weather permitting.

For the safety of crews and the public, Bore 4 will be closed. Traffic will be redirected to Bore 3 during the drill. Bores 1 and 2 will remain open during the exercise.

Traffic control and message signs will be provided ahead of the tunnel bores to help direct motorists.

The emergency management exercise will be a coordinated effort including the CHP, Oakland Fire Department, Moraga-Orinda Fire District, and Caltrans-Tunnels & Tubes Department Staff.

During this exercise, there will be fire simulation, crash simulation, and simulated smoke. Motorists should expect delays and plan for extra travel time.

For the latest Caltrans information, go to our District website at: www.dot.ca.gov/dist4
Or follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter/com/CaltransD4

Caltrans appreciates your patience as we maintain California’s highways and tunnels.
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State Route 1-Tom Lantos (Devil's Slide) Tunnels-Mandatory Overnight Emergency Drill-Overnight Closures Dec 5

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: November 18, 2014
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala Contact: Bob Haus
Phone: 510/286-5206 Phone: 510/286-5576

State Route 1-Tom Lantos (Devil’s Slide) Tunnels
Mandatory Emergency Response Drill-Overnight Tunnel Closures
Start Friday, December 5 at 10:00 PM

SAN MATEO COUNTY – Caltrans will conduct its first annual mandatory emergency response drill at the State Route 1 (SR-1)-Tom Lantos (Devil’s Slide) Tunnels.

The mandatory six-hour emergency response drill begins Friday, December 5 at 10:00 PM and concludes Saturday, December 6 at 4:00 AM. The exercise is weather permitting.

For the safety of crews and the public, all northbound and southbound lanes on SR-1 through the Tom Lantos (Devil’s Slide) Tunnels will be closed during the exercise.

Lantos Tunnel-Detour Routes:

During the tunnel closures, the following detours between Pacifica and Half Moon Bay will be in effect. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will also help direct motorists:

From Pacifica: North on SR-1 to southbound on Interstate-280 (I-280)
From Half Moon Bay: East on State Route 92 onto northbound I-280

The emergency management exercise will be a coordinated effort including the CHP, San Mateo County Sheriff, Pacifica Police Department, Cal-Fire, North County Fire and Coastside Fire Protection Districts, and other first responders.

During this exercise, there will be fire simulation, crash simulation, and simulated smoke.

For the latest Caltrans information, go to our District website at www.dot.ca.gov/dist4
Or follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter/com/CaltransD4
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U.S. Highway 101/State Route 84 (Woodside Road) Interchange Project Open House Nov 20 in Redwood City

State of California • Department of Transportation
NOTICE OF MEETING

Date: November 14, 2014
District: 4-Oakland
Contact: Gidget Navarro
Phone: 510-286-5574

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

U.S. Highway 101/State Route 84 (Woodside Road) Interchange Improvement Project
Public Scoping Meeting and Open House

San Mateo County – Caltrans District 4 (Oakland) along with the City of Redwood City will hold a public scoping meeting and open house for the proposed U.S. Highway 101/State Route 84 (Woodside Road) Interchange Improvement Project in Redwood City. The purpose of the project is to improve peak-hour congestion at the interchange, traffic operations at nearby intersections along Woodside Road, and bicycle and pedestrian access in the interchange vicinity.

The project is proposed in cooperation with the City of Redwood City and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority.

Caltrans is beginning to prepare an Initial Study/Environmental Assessment (IS/EA) for the proposed project. The scoping meeting will be held to provide the public an opportunity to learn about the scope of the IS/EA and provide comments on potential issues that should be considered during the preparation of the IS/EA.

A presentation on the project development and environmental review process will begin at 6:45 p.m. The rest of the meeting will consist of an open house format, in which attendees can view informational exhibits and ask questions of project team members. Comment cards will be available for the public to provide input on the project’s potential environmental impacts. Attendees do not need to watch the presentation to understand the project or to provide comments.

The San Mateo County Transportation Authority (SMCTA) will also be in attendance.

WHO: Caltrans
WHAT: Public Scoping Meeting and Open House for the U.S. Highway 101/State Route 84 (Woodside Road) Interchange Improvement Project
WHEN: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: City Hall Council Chamber and Lobby, 1017 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA 94063
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Thursday, November 13, 2014

State Route 82 at Floribunda AV Project-Open House Public Mtg Nov 13 at 6:30 p.m.

REMINDER: Open House/Public Meeting November 13, 2014 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Today’s Date: November 12, 2014
District: 4-Oakland
Contact: Gidget Navarro
Phone: (510) 286-5574
State Route 82 at Floribunda Avenue Intersection Safety Improvement Project Open House Public Meeting

San Mateo County - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) proposes a safety improvement project on State Route 82 (El Camino Real) at Floribunda Avenue, in the City of Burlingame and Town of Hillsborough. The purpose of the project is to improve safety and reduce the potential for collisions involving left-turn movements.

Caltrans has studied the effects this project may have on the environment. The studies show the project will not significantly affect the quality of the environment. Caltrans, as owner and operator of State Route 82, has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment (DEIR/EA) for the project. Caltrans will hold an open house/public meeting to provide the public an opportunity to provide comments on the DEIR/EA. The City of Burlingame and the Town of Hillsborough will be in attendance.

The DEIR/EA is available for review and copying at the Caltrans District 4 Office, 111 Grand Avenue, Oakland, California, on weekdays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The DEIR/EA is also available at:

Burlingame City Hall Burlingame Main Public Library
501 Primrose Road 480 Primrose Road
Burlingame, CA 94010 Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 558-7201 (650) 558-7444

Hillsborough Town Hall San Mateo Public Library
1600 Floribunda Avenue 55 W 3rd Avenue
Hillsborough, CA 94010 San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 375-7500 (650) 522-7800

If you are unable to attend the meeting on November 13th, you are invited to review the DEIR/EA and provide comments. Written comments on the DEIR/EA must be postmarked no later than November 30, 2014. Please send comments to: California Department of Transportation, Office of Environmental Analysis, Attn: Yolanda Rivas, District Branch Chief, 111 Grand Avenue, Mail Station 8B, Oakland, CA 94623-0660; by Fax: 510-286-5600; or by E-mail: Yolanda.Rivas@dot.ca.gov.

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, please contact the Public Information Office at 510-286-6445. Two weeks advance notice will allow us to provide seamless access.


WHO: Caltrans

WHAT: Open House/Public Meeting for the State Route 82 at Floribunda Avenue Intersection Safety Improvement Project

WHEN: Thursday, November 13, 2014, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

WHERE: Burlingame Recreation Center, 850 Burlingame Avenue, Burlingame, CA 94010 (650-558-7300)



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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

I-880 Freeway Overnight Closures in San Leandro-for Nov 13 and Nov 14

Date: November 5, 2014
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: RocQuel Johnson
Phone: (510) 286-4948

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHBOUND INTERSTATE 880 HOV LANE PROJECT
Full Northbound and Southbound Freeway Closures Planned for
Thursday, November 13, and Friday, November 14

SAN LEANDRO, ALAMEDA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is planning a full closure of northbound Interstate 880 on Thursday morning, November 13, from 12:01 a.m. to 4 a.m., and full closure of southbound Interstate 880 on Friday morning, November 14, from 12:01 a.m. to 4 a.m.

In addition, there will be various lane closures on northbound and southbound Interstate 880 prior to and after the full freeway closures:
• Various northbound lanes will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
• Various southbound lanes will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
• Detour for Northbound: Exit at the Davis Street off-ramp, cross Davis Street, and return to northbound I-880.
• Detour for Southbound: Exit at Davis SB off-ramp, turn right, U-turn at signal and return to southbound on ramp to I-880.

Motorists are advised to expect delays and allow extra time for their commute. 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.

Project Information
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) are widening the southbound I-880 mainline from Hegenberger Road to Marina Boulevard for a High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane. Work includes reconstructing the Davis Street and Marina Boulevard overcrossings to accommodate the HOV lane and providing standard vertical clearance over the freeway. There are two segments to this project. The north segment of the project in Oakland extends from Hegenberger Road to just north of Davis Street. The south segment in San Leandro extends from Davis Street to Marina Boulevard.

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