Thursday, September 22, 2016

EB SR-12 at Red Top Road-Solano Co-Overnight Closure

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: September 22, 2016
District: 4 – Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: (510) 286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Eastbound State Route 12 at Red Top Road
Overnight Closures-Three Consecutive Nights
Starts Thursday, September 22 at 9:00PM

SOLANO COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and its project partner the Solano Transportation Authority (STA) are completing drainage work related to the Interstate 80/Interstate 680/State Route 12 (I-80/I-680/SR-12) Interchange Project.

For public and worker safety, 3 consecutive nights of closures are scheduled on eastbound SR-12 at Red Top Road Thursday, September 22, Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24.

The closures will be in effect starting each night Thursday and Friday at 9:00PM until 5:00AM the following mornings. Closures will be in effect Saturday at 9:00PM until 7:00AM Sunday, September 25. Detour signs will be posted. Motorists should expect delays.

Eastbound SR-12 to Eastbound I-80 Detour
Motorists traveling on eastbound SR-12 to eastbound I-80 will be detoured onto Red Top Road, proceed on Red Top Road for a ¼ mile, then enter eastbound I-80 from Red Top Road.

All work is weather permitting.

For more information on the I-80/I-680/SR-12 Interchange Project visit http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/projects/solano8068012/

Or follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Caltrans

Please be #BeWorkZoneAlert.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Caltrans & CHP Quarterly Litter Enforcement Day Sept 21

State of California • Department of Transportation

News Release

Date: September 21, 2016
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Marcus Wagner
Phone: (510) 622-8758


Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday Participates in the
Caltrans & CHP Quarterly Litter Enforcement Day
Wednesday, September 21, 2016


CALTRANS – Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday will participate in the California Highway Patrol Quarterly Litter Enforcement Day to increase public awareness of the litter pick-up and enforcement efforts on Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

In 2015, 153,000 cubic yards of litter were picked up on the highway system statewide, costing $76.5 million. Caltrans crews in the nine Bay Area counties will pick up litter along Bay Area highways.

Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday and the CHP Commercial Mobile Road Enforcement units will focus on litter enforcement to educate drivers to tarp loads.

Caltrans will work at locations around the Bay Area, including the following:


Alameda County: I-880 between Washington exit and Marina Blvd exit.

Contra Costa County: SR-4 between the Morello exit and Pachecho exit

Toll Bridges: Bay Bridge, San Mateo Bridge, Dumbarton Bridge, and the Richmond Bridge.

Specialty Regions: Devil’s Slide Tunnels and the Caldecott Tunnel.


Community members can adopt a highway through the Caltrans Adopt-A-Highway Program.

For more information, call 1-866-ADOPT-A-HWY or: http://adopt-a-highway.dot.ca.gov/

Follow us on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/CaltransD4

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New I-80 SMART Corridor- Ribbon Cutting Sept 19, 2016


State of California • Department of Transportation __________________________________________________________
NEWS RELEASE

Date: September 19, 2016
District: District 4 - Oakland
Contact: Shannon Brinias
Phone: (510) 286-5543

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RIBBON CUTTING CELEBRATES NEW I-80 SMART CORRIDOR
Project Brings Innovation and Technology Improvements to East Bay Area

ALAMEDA COUNTY/CONTRA COSTA COUNTY – The I-80 SMART Corridor Project has officially completed activation, marked by a ribbon cutting celebration in Emeryville today. This new integrated network brings technologically advanced tools, state-of-the-art signage and active traffic management to enhance safety and optimize operations of one of the most-heavily traveled corridors in Northern California.

“This project brings enhanced safety and freeway optimization to the 270,000 daily motorists in a corridor that badly needed help,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “We did it using technology and collaboration, without adding more lanes of pavement and through project partnership, all while remaining under budget.”

Elements of the SMART Corridor, an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), started to come online in July, with other elements phased in over the intervening weeks. The corridor between the Carquinez Bridge and the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is ranked one of the 10 worst commutes in the state, with an average of 25 lane-blocking collisions/incidents weekly.

“Today is a great day for celebrating sustainable solutions to transportation problems. Seeking innovative advances and turning to technology to optimize freeway performance are the best ways now to bring safety, mobility and travel time reliability for users. Everyone traveling I-80 between the Carquinez Bridge in Crockett and the Bay Bridge benefits,” continued Dougherty. “The partnerships that brought this project to fruition serve as a model for expanding on SMART Corridors in the future.”

Caltrans’ project partners are the United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, Alameda County Transportation Commission, Contra Costa Transportation Commission and West Contra Costa County Transportation Advisory Committee.

During this multi-year project, 159 new electronic signs were installed, with the ability to display variable graphical symbol messages to give emergency responders faster access routes and guide motorists and transit through areas of incident-related congestion. Adaptive ramp meters were activated at 43 ramps within the 20-mile corridor.

System monitoring is centralized at the Caltrans Coastal Transportation Management Center in Oakland, where data and information is shared with local municipalities around-the-clock. Incident Management includes freeway lane management and response plans encompassing the state highways and local roads. Studies are planned to examine ramp metering effectiveness and corridor performance measures.

The project utilizes the most up-to-date energy-efficient LED sign technology. By focusing on energy sustainability, project designers reduced maintenance needs and energy consumption.

The project also brought $20 million in improvements to State Route 123/San Pablo Avenue. Updating signal lights with new systems to allow for centralized control gives traffic managers the ability to “flush” the system during a collision-caused congestion crisis, giving better throughput for the overall corridor.

“We can’t build more freeways, but we can use technology to help us improve safety, the flow of traffic and empower travelers to make informed decisions,” said Contra Costa Transportation Authority Vice-Chairand Richmond Mayor Tom Butt. “Richmond is right at the center of dealing with regional transportation issues and is a key hub bisected by two major interstates and transcontinental rail lines. Along with launching ferry service from Richmond next year, we are very proud of this innovative solution to help drivers spend less time stuck in their cars.”

The $79 million project received $65 million from Proposition 1B, a 2006 voter-approved transportation bond. To date, more than $19 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been used statewide for transportation purposes. The project was also funded by local voter-approved sales tax dollars from Measure B in Alameda County and Measure J in Contra Costa County.

“By making I-80 smarter, we are making it work better for everyone — commuters, goods movement, transit, carpools, and local road users,” said Alameda CTC Chair Rebecca Kaplan. “The commitment of local voters who passed both the Alameda and Contra Costa County sales tax measures, as well as the state bonds in 2006, is what made this critical work possible. We are proud to work together to bring these solutions to our communities to make sure people can reliably get where they need to go — to work, to education or to families.”

For more information on the I-80 SMART Corridor, and the hundreds of other ongoing transportation projects in California, visit http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4.


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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

SR-121 Napa County Full Night Closures Canceled wk of 9-21-16

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: September 20, 2016
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: (510) 286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

State Route 121-Between State Route 128 and Wooden Valley Road
Full Overnight Highway Closures Canceled-Week of September 21
One-Way Traffic Controls Continue

NAPA COUNTY– The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has canceled seven non-consecutive nights of full overnight closures on State Route 121
(SR-121) in rural Napa County for the week of Wednesday, September 21.

Caltrans has determined that the current work can continue WITHOUT full highway closures.

The repair work is occurring on SR-121 between State Route-128 (SR-128) and Wooden Valley Road.

Crews are continuing repairs to the highway which was undermined during heavy rains in March 2016. The work prevents further erosion and continues reconstruction of the damaged northbound SR-121 traffic lane.

Temporary Traffic Signal Lights-Alternating Traffic
During the work, SR-121 will remain open with temporary traffic signal lights and alternating traffic on one lane of SR-121. All work is weather dependent.

Motorists should expect delays through the construction zone.

For 24/7 updates check 511.org
Or follow us on Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/CaltransD4

Caltrans thanks you for your patience as we work to repair the highway.
Please #BeWorkZoneAlert

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Monday, September 19, 2016

SR-121 Closed Overnight 7 nights-Napa Co.-Starting Sept 21

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: September 19, 2016
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: (510) 286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

State Route 121-Between State Route 128 and Wooden Valley Road
Full Overnight Highway Closures-Start September 21, 2016

NAPA COUNTY– The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has scheduled seven non-consecutive nights of full overnight closures on State Route 121(SR-121) in rural Napa County starting Wednesday, September 21.

The overnight closures will allow crews to continue repairs to the highway which was undermined during heavy rains in March 2016. Crews are working to prevent further erosion and continue reconstruction of the damaged northbound SR-121 traffic lane.

SR-121 Overnight Closures
Northbound and southbound SR-121 between Wooden Valley Road & Circle Oak Drive will be closed Wednesday, September 21 and Thursday, September 22 beginning at 7:00 PM each night until 5:00 AM the following mornings. The same overnight closures will also be effect each night Sunday, September 25 until Thursday, September 29.

SR-121 Detours
Westbound SR-128 motorists headed to southbound SR-121 will be detoured to westbound SR-128 to SR-29. Motorists from Napa wanting to avoid the closure are advised to use northbound SR-29 to eastbound SR-128. Motorists from Wooden Valley Road will be detoured to southbound SR-121 to northbound SR-29, then eastbound SR-128. Local access only beyond SR-128/SR-121 intersection. Expect delays.

Temporary Traffic Signal Lights-Alternating Traffic
During times when the overnight closures are NOT in effect, SR-121 will be open with temporary traffic signal lights and alternating traffic on one lane of SR-121.

For 24/7 updates check 511.org
Or follow us on Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/CaltransD4
Caltrans thanks you for your patience as we work to repair the highway.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Real McCoy Ferry Closed for Night Maint-Starts Sept 15 10PM

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: September 13, 2016
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: 510/286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Real McCoy II Ferry Closed For Overnight Maintenance
Starting Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 10:00 PM

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

The Real McCoy II is scheduled to be closed Thursday, September 15 at 10:00 PM until the morning of Friday, September 16 at 4:00 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: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/deltaferries/

Or follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CaltransD4
Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to maintain the ferries.
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Thursday, September 8, 2016

I-80 Carquinez Bridge-Deck Resurface-Reduced Lanes Sept 8 -16

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State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: September 8, 2016
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Shannon Brinias
Phone: (510) 286-5543


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nighttime Lane/Ramp Closures Scheduled for Interstate 80 (I-80)
Carquinez Bridge
September 8 through September 16


Crockett/Vallejo, Calif. – Caltrans is conducting work for a project to resurface Interstate 80 (I-80) across the Carquinez and Zampa Bridges between Crockett in Contra Costa County and Vallejo in Solano County.

The following closures will impact I-80 eastbound and westbound across the Carquinez and Zampa Bridges nightly:

• I-80 EB and WB will have lane reductions from Thursday September 8 at 8:00 PM until Friday September 9 at 5:00 AM.

• I-80 WB will have lane reductions from Friday September 9 at 8:00 PM until Saturday September 10 at 10:00 AM. Note: I-80 EB will have lane reductions due to a separate maintenance project within these same hours.

• I-80 EB and WB will have nightly lane reductions from Monday September 12 through Friday September 16 from 8:00 PM until 5:00 AM the following day.

• The I-80 eastbound on ramp and off ramp at Pomona Street in Crockett may be closed intermittently for the same time periods. Motorists will detour to Cummings Skyway.

More information is available at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/carquinezzampabridgesmaint/

Motorists 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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