Friday, December 9, 2016

SR-24 Caldecott Tunnel-Maintenance Starts Dec 11


__________________________________________________________ State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: December 9, 2016
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Shannon Brinias
Phone: (510) 286-5543


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Maintenance Work in Caldecott Tunnel on State Route 24 –
December 11 through December 15


Contra Costa County / Alameda County – Caltrans is conducting maintenance work on drainage systems in Bores #1 and #3 of the State Route 24 Caldecott Tunnel between Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. The preventive work requires night closures due to heavy daytime traffic volumes through the tunnel. Information regarding the hours of the closures is as follows:

• State Route 24 (SR-24) westbound will have nightly lane reductions through the Caldecott Tunnel from Sunday December 11 through Tuesday December 13 from 10:00 PM until 4:00 AM. Bore #3 will be closed during this time period, while Bore #4 will remain open to traffic.

• State Route 24 (SR-24) eastbound will have nightly lane reductions through the Caldecott Tunnel from Tuesday December 13 through Thursday December 15 from 10:00 PM until 4:00 AM. Bore #1 will be closed during this time period, while Bore #2 will remain open to traffic.

• All stated closures are weather permitting.

Traffic delays and construction noise may be associated with the closure.

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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Caltrans Starts Stage 4-101-San Francisquito Creek Bridge

Stage Four
of the
U.S. Route 101 San Francisquito Creek Bridge Project
Palo Alto/East Palo Alto

Caltrans will begin Stage Four construction on the San Francisquito Creek Bridge Replacement Project at the border of San Mateo County and Santa Clara County on U.S. Route 101 in Palo Alto and East Palo Alto.

Beginning mid-December 2016, East Bayshore Road will temporarily re-open to traffic for the holiday season. One-way traffic control will resume in April 2017 to November 2017. This will allow crews to complete construction of the new bridge.

West Bayshore Road will be completely closed between Woodland Avenue and Channing Road, April 2017. This will be in effect until the end of December 2017. There will be no through access to traffic. Residents will continue to have access to their property. This will allow crews to construct the West Bayshore Road Bridge.

Detours and Changeable Message Signs will be in place to help guide motorists through the construction area.

The scheduled completion date is spring 2018 (weather dependent).

NOTE: Residents may notice increased noise from demolition equipment and mandatory backup alarms while the contractor is working in the construction zone.

For additional details, please contact Gidget Navarro, Caltrans Public Information Officer, at (510) 286-557, or please refer to the website: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/projects/sanfrancisquito/
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State Route 1-Lantos Tunnel Overnight Dec 9-10

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: December 8, 2016
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Bob Haus
Office Phone: 510-286-5576
Cell Phone: Alejandro Lopez 510-385-6856

State Route 1-Tom Lantos (Devil’s Slide) Tunnels
Mandatory Emergency Response Drill-Overnight Tunnel Closures
December 9 at 10:00 PM

SAN MATEO COUNTY – Caltrans will conduct its third 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 9 at 10:00PM and concludes Saturday, December 10 at 4:00 AM.

The exercise will take place either rain or shine.

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’s Office, Pacifica Fire and Police Departments, California Office of Emergency Services, Cal-Fire, and other first responders.

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

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Ramp Metering Starts on NB I-680 Fremont Dec 6


State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Today’s Date: December 5, 2016
District: District 4
Contact: Marcus Wagner
Phone: 510-622-8758

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ramp Metering to Start on Northbound I-680 in Fremont
on December 6, 2016

Alameda County – Starting tomorrow, Caltrans (District 4) will begin ramp metering operations on northbound Interstate 680 in Fremont from Auto Mall Parkway/Durham Road to Mission Boulevard (north).

In order to acclimate drivers to the presence of the new meters, the lights will be solid green beginning December 6 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Beginning December 20, ramp meters will begin full operation Monday through Friday from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

The Ramp Metering Information Line number is (510) 286-4531.

The new ramp metering system is a collaborative effort between Caltrans and the City of Fremont. This I-680 corridor is already metered in the southbound direction during the morning peak hours. The city recently asked Caltrans to implement ramp metering to during evening peak hours in order to discourage freeway traffic from using city streets to bypass congestion.

Newly activated ramp locations are expected to experience delays during the first few days of cycling operation. Caltrans and city staff will monitor the metered ramps and make adjustments as needed.



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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Contra Costa BL I-680 PM Ramp Closures Dec 1-2


__________________________________________________________
State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: November 30, 2016
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Shannon Brinias
Phone: (510) 286-5543


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Contra Costa Boulevard Night Lane/Ramp Closures in Pleasant Hill –
December 1 through December 2



Pleasant Hill, Calif. – Caltrans is conducting work to resurface the state Right of Way on Contra Costa Boulevard in Pleasant Hill, Contra Costa County. Information regarding the hours of the closures is as follows:

• Three lanes of Contra Costa Boulevard southbound (SB) from Center Avenue to Concord Avenue in Pleasant Hill will be closed and one lane will remain open from December 1 at 9:00 PM until December 2 at 5:00 AM.

• The Interstate 680 SB off ramp at Concord Avenue will be closed from December 1 at 9:00 PM until December 2 at 5:00 AM. Signage will be posted directing motorists to detour to the I-680 SB off ramp at Willow Pass Road.

All stated closures are weather permitting. Traffic delays and construction noise may be associated with the closure.

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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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Traffic Signal Activation SR-29 St. Helena Nov 29

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: November 29, 2016
District: 4 – Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: (510) 286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Traffic Signal Activation Completed
State Route 29 at Grayson Avenue, St. Helena
Wednesday, November 29, 2016
Watch for New Signal

NAPA COUNTY – Caltrans and its local stakeholders have activated a new traffic signal light on State Route 29 (SR-29) at Grayson Avenue in St. Helena.

The new traffic signal light was activated on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at approximately 11:00 AM. The signal light was originally scheduled to be activated on November 2 but was postponed because of rain, additional electrical work and testing.

Now that the signal is activated, all motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians are required to make a full and complete stop when approaching a red light.

Motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians are reminded to travel through this intersection near St. Helena High School with extra caution as this is a time of adjustment for everyone. CHP will be patrolling the area.

The new signal light is part of the SR-29 Channelization Project and was completed through a joint effort between the City of St. Helena and Caltrans.

Major construction of the Channelization Project was completed last month. The project rehabilitates the pavement on SR-29 on and near St. Helena, provides a continuous 2-way left turn lane and reconstructs the bike path adjacent to SR-29 near Whitehall Lane.

See our project webpage: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/projects/NAP29Channelization/
Or follow Caltrans on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CaltransD4

Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to improve California’s highways.
Please #BeWorkZoneAlert
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Monday, November 28, 2016

I-80 Carquinez Bridge -PM Lane Closures for Nov 28-Dec 2

__________________________________________________________
State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: November 28, 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 –
November 28 through December 2


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 WB will have nightly lane reductions Monday November 28 through Friday December 2 from 8:00 PM until 5:00 AM the following day.

• I-80 EB and the I-80 eastbound ramps at Pomona Street in Crockett may have lane closures intermittently during the above time periods. All stated closures are weather permitting.


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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