Friday, April 20, 2018

Caltrans Opens New I-80 Midway Bridge April, 20, 2018

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: April 20, 2018
District: 4-Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Vince.jacala@dot.ca.gov
Phone: (510) 286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TODAY
CALTRANS OPENS NEW BRIDGE TO MOTORISTS
Midway Road Bridge
I-80 Between Vacaville and Dixon
Between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM

SOLANO COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has completed major work on the new Interstate 80 (I-80) Midway Road Bridge and is now set to open the new bridge to the motoring public.

The structure is above westbound and eastbound I-80 near the Dixon/Vacaville city limits.

The new bridge opens to motorists for the very first time between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM on today, Friday, April 20, 2018.
This brings the new Midway Road Bridge up to new seismic safety standards and improves safety for the more than 140,000 motorists who travel on I-80 underneath the bridge on their daily drive between Sacramento and San Francisco.


The new bridge includes new sidewalks and wider northbound and southbound lanes for motorists traveling on Midway Road.
The new bridge reconnects rural sections of Dixon and Vacaville. This includes several local businesses, residents and visitors to the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery who were required to use a long-detour after the old Midway Bridge was demolished and construction of the new Midway Bridge began in summer 2017.

The new Midway Road Bridge cost about $16 million to construct. The project received the funding for construction and other related costs from California’s State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP).

The project costs also included the seismic retrofit of the nearby I-80 Meridian Road Bridge. That bridge is located approximately 2 miles west of the Midway Bridge. Work on the Meridian Road Bridge began in May 2017 and was completed in August 2017.

Caltrans hosted a I-80 Midway Road Bridge Ribbon Cutting Celebration with local representatives and the community on Friday, April 13, 2018.

For more information on the I-80 Midway Road Bridge, go to our project website:
http://www.dot.ca.gov/d4/80midwaymeridianbridge/

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

Caltrans would like to thank the public for your patience during construction of the new I-80 Midway Road Bridge.

# # #






Wednesday, April 18, 2018

SR-220 J-Mack Ferry Returned to Service April 18, 2018

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: April 18, 2018
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Vince.jacala@dot.ca.gov
Phone: 510/286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

J-Mack Ferry
Returned To Service
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 1:30 PM
Lower Water Levels and Reduced Currents Reported

SOLANO COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) returned the J-Mack Ferry to service on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at approximately 1:30 PM. The ferry is located on State Route 220 (SR-220) in the Delta.
Caltrans determined water levels had decreased and currents had receded enough to return the J-Mack to service.

The ferry was closed on April 9, 2018 due to high water levels and abnormally strong currents.

The J-Mack Ferry runs on a cable across Steamboat Slough between Ryer Island in Solano County and Sacramento County. And provides around the clock service on SR-220.

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

Additional information is also available on the Caltrans Delta Ferries webpage at:
http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/deltaferries/

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

Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to maintain the J-Mack Ferry.
# # #


Monday, April 9, 2018

J-Mack Ferry Closed Until Further Notice Starting April 9, 2018

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: April 9, 2018
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Vince.jacala@dot.ca.gov
Phone: 510/286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

J-Mack Ferry
Closed Until Further Notice
Due to High Water Levels and Abnormally Strong Current
Caused by Recent Runoff
Closure Started Monday, April 9, 2018 at 5:30 PM

SOLANO COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has closed the J-Mack Ferry on State Route 220 (SR-220) in the Delta until further notice due to high water levels and abnormally strong currents.

The J-Mack was closed starting Monday, April 9 at 5:30 PM.
Caltrans will continue to monitor the water levels and make an announcement as soon as a return time for the J-Mack Ferry to return to service is determined.

The J-Mack Ferry runs on a cable across Steamboat Slough between Ryer Island in Solano County and Sacramento County. And provides around the clock service on SR-220.

During the closure, motorists are advised to use the Real McCoy Ferry, also known as the Cache Slough Ferry along State Route 84.

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

Additional information is also available on the Caltrans Delta Ferries webpage at:
http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/deltaferries/

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

Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to maintain the J-Mack Ferry.
# # #


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

SR-29 Between Yountville and St. Helena-Pavement Repairs w Overnight Lane Reductions Starts April 2, 2018

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: March 28, 2018
District: 4-Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Vince.jacala@dot.ca.gov
Phone: (510) 286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

State Route 29 Between Yountville and St. Helena
Pavement Repair Project
Overnight One-Way Traffic Controls-Expect Delays
Starts April 2, 2018

NAPA COUNTY— The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has started work on a long-term project to repair the pavement on State Route 29 (SR-29) between the City of Napa and just south of the City of St. Helena.

Pavement Repair on SR-29 through the Napa Valley
As part of the project, Caltrans and its contractor will perform overnight pavement preparation work which includes drainage and culvert work on northbound and southbound SR-29 between Yountville and St. Helena.

Overnight Work Starts April 2, 2018
The work starts Monday, April 2, 2018 until Friday, April 20, 2018. Work is scheduled Mondays through Fridays starting at 7:00 PM until 6:00 AM the following mornings.

One-Way Traffic Controls-Expect Delays
To ensure worker and public safety, one-way traffic controls will be in effect during the work on SR-29 between Yountville and St. Helena. Crews will alternate lane closures in both northbound and southbound directions. Motorists should expect delays and allow for extra travel time.

For additional project information, go to our new project website at:
http://www.dot.ca.gov/d4/29napavalleypavement/

For 24/7 traffic updates, follow 511.org: https://twitter.com/511SFBAY

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

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

Caltrans thanks you for your patience as we work to maintain California’s highways.
###

Monday, March 26, 2018

New Bridge Trophy for Giants-A's Series Unveiled March 26, 2018

State of California • Department of Transportation

NEWS RELEASE

Date: March 26, 2018
District: 04-Oakland
Contact: Bob Haus, robert.haus@dot.ca.gov
Phone: (510) 286--5576

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New “Bridge Trophy” for Winner of Annual Giants-Athletics Series Unveiled

SAN FRANCISCO – Caltrans, in partnership with NBC Bay Area Sports and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, today unveiled the new “Bridge Trophy” which will be awarded to the winner of the annual Giants-Athletics series. Unveiled at AT&T Park before the Giants-Athletics exhibition game, the trophy was fashioned from steel taken from the old, now-demolished eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

“The very steel that once joined both sides of the Bay will continue to do so, through this trophy,” said Caltrans Director Laurie Berman. “All of us at Caltrans are very pleased and proud to be a part of it.”

Two artist’s studios, Scientific Arts and The Crucible, joined forces to create the trophy. The trophy will be awarded after the July 22 game, the last time the two teams meet during the 2018 regular season.

“The trophy is certain to become a vital part of Bay Area sports culture,” said Caltrans District 4 Director Bijan Sartipi.



###

Friday, March 23, 2018

Weekend Nighttime Work on SR-12 Rio Vista Bridge Starts March 24 9:00 PM


State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY


Date: March 23, 2017 #18-074
District: District 3 - Marysville, www.dot.ca.gov/dist3
Caltrans Contact Dennis Keaton dennis.keaton@dot.ca.gov
Phone: (530) 741-5472

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Weekend Nighttime Work Scheduled for SR12 Rio Vista Bridge
Motorists Can Expect Significant Delays

SACRAMENTO and SOLANO COUNTY – Caltrans has scheduled nighttime work on the Rio Vista Bridge on State Highway 12 in Sacramento and Solano counties. Motorists should expect significant delays beginning Saturday evening into Sunday morning.

The contractor is scheduled to work from 9 p.m. Saturday, March 24 to 10 a.m. Sunday, March 25. Workers will be adding additional tarps and setting up scaffolding to cover the bridge.
When one-way traffic controls are in effect, crews will alternate traffic in the westbound and eastbound directions on the bridge. This will allow one lane on the bridge to remain open.

For marine traffic, please contact the U.S. Coast Guard for availability of crossings. Smaller boats may pass normally underneath the bridge. Motorists are encouraged to visit the project website for additional information at www.riovistabridge.com.

Caltrans advises motorists to “Be Work Zone Alert.” The department will issue construction updates on Twitter @CaltransDist3 and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict3. For real-time traffic, click on

Caltrans’ QuickMap quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ or download the QuickMap app on iTunes or Google Play.

###





Wednesday, March 14, 2018

J-Mack Ferry Weekend Morning Closures Sunday March 16- Tow Cable Repairs

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: March 14, 2018
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Vince.jacala@dot.ca.gov
Phone: 510/286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

J-Mack Ferry-Repairs to Boat’s Underwater Tow Cable
Weekend Morning Closure
Sunday, March 18, 2017 starting at 6:00 AM

SOLANO COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will temporarily close the J-Mack Ferry on State Route 220 (SR-220) in the Delta early Sunday morning.
The J-Mack is scheduled to close starting Sunday, March 18 at 6:00 AM until 1:00 PM that same day. Caltrans will perform repairs to the boat’s underwater tow cable.

This work is rain or shine.

The J-Mack Ferry runs on a cable across Steamboat Slough between Ryer Island in Solano County and Sacramento County. And provides around the clock service on SR-220.

During the closure, motorists are advised to use the Real McCoy Ferry, also known as the Cache Slough Ferry along State Route 84.

For the latest, please call the Caltrans Ryer Island Ferry Update Line at (510) 622-0120.
Additional information is also available on the Caltrans Delta Ferries webpage at:
http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/deltaferries/

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

Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to maintain the J-Mack Ferry.
# # #