Tuesday, October 21, 2014

State Route 84-Delta-Real McCoy Ferry Maintenance Overnight Closure October 23 at 10 p.m.


State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: October 21, 2014
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: 510/286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Real McCoy II Ferry Closed For Overnight Maintenance
Starting Thursday, October 23 at 10 p.m.

SOLANO COUNTY– The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will temporarily suspend service of the Real McCoy II Ferry to perform routine preventive maintenance. The Real McCoy II is scheduled to be closed Thursday, October 23 at 10 p.m. until the morning of Friday, October 24 at 4 a.m. 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 service interruption, motorists are advised to use Highway 160 and the J-Mack Ferry along Highway 220.
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/

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

Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to maintain the ferries. ###

Monday, October 20, 2014

State Route 1-Tom Lantos Tunnels-Temporary Traffic Shift Starts Wednesday, October 22

State of California • Department of Transportation

COMMUTER ADVISORY

Date: October 20, 2014
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Gidget Navarro
Phone: (510) 286-5574

For Immediate Release

State Route 1-Tom Lantos Tunnels
Traffic Shift Beginning Wednesday, October 22

SAN MATEO COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will need to perform electrical work in the southbound Tom Lantos Tunnels on State Route 1 in San Mateo County.

To ensure worker and public safety, beginning Wednesday, October 22, 2014, all southbound traffic will be shifted onto the shoulder between the hours of 7:00am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday. Southbound traffic will be able to proceed on the shoulder through the tunnel during the work.

NOTE: Cones will be removed at the end of the construction day and traffic shifted back to the southbound lane.

Northbound electrical work will be performed at a later date. This work is scheduled until January, 2015.

All work is weather permitting. Motorists should allow for extra travel time.

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 improve the highways.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Paving Canceled on State Route 92 in Half Moon Bay

State of California • Department of Transportation
TRAFFIC ADVISORY
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Date: October 15, 2014
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Gidget Navarro
Phone: 510-286-5574

UPDATE: PAVING CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Paving Repairs on State Route 92 in Half Moon Bay

(San Mateo County) One Lane Closed (Eastbound)San Mateo County-

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin work on Thursday, October 16, 2014 to grind and repave the roadway at Post Mile 3.3 to Post Mile 5.1, from Pilarcitos Creek to the Junction of State Route 92 and State Route 35.

The eastbound number 2 lane will be closed from 9:30am to 3:30pm; the work will continue on Friday, October 17, 2014, with the same hours.
NOTE: Paving will not affect traffic into Half Moon Bay.

One lane will remain open to traffic at all times while paving is performed.
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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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

I80/680/12 Interchange-Project Update Wk of Oct 14, 2014-Fairfield

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: October 14, 2014
District: 4-Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: 510-286-5206


SOLANO COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), and its project partner the Solano Transportation Authority (STA) are continuing work on the Interstate-80/Interstate-680/Highway 12 Interchange Project in Fairfield.

For the week of October 14, crews will perform daytime pile-driving, column rebar installation, and erosion control installation near eastbound and westbound I-80 at the Green Valley Road exit. Material delivery and flagging operations will continue until the project is completed in late 2015.

In the meantime, motorists may encounter intermittent daytime alternating lane closures on the eastbound and westbound approaches to the Green Valley Road/I-80 overcrossing. Motorists should watch for flaggers and expect delays.

Construction will proceed as weather allows into November 2014, then increase again in spring 2015. During heavy construction, motorists should consider alternate routes.

Southbound Green Valley Rd/Lopes Rd (I-80 overcrossing)-Alternate route:
Motorists heading southbound on Green Valley Road/Lopes Road are advised to use eastbound Business Center Drive, to southbound Suisun Valley Road, then southbound Central Way, then eastbound Old Cordelia Road, then southbound Lopes Road.

I-80/I-680/Highway-12 Project Improvements:
A new Green Valley Road overcrossing will be constructed above I-80. The new overcrossing will have twice the number of lanes (4) as the existing overcrossing (2), along with a new on ramp to westbound I-80/Highway-12. The connector ramp from westbound I-80 to Highway-12 also will be widened from one lane to two lanes.

See our project webpage at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/projects/solano8068012/
Or follow Caltrans at: https://twitter.com/CaltransD4
Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to improve California’s highways.

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

U.S. 101/State Route 116 Construction Northbound Traffic Lane Realignment on Saturday Night Full Southbound Closure on Friday Night, September 12

Date:              September 4, 2014
District:         4 - Oakland
Contact:        Allyn Amsk
Phone:          510/286-5445

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

U.S. 101/State Route 116 Construction
Northbound Traffic Lane Realignment on Saturday Night
Full Southbound Closure on Friday Night, September 12

Petaluma, Sonoma County – Caltrans has scheduled several activities in September that are expected to impact traffic.

U.S. 101 Northbound Lane Realignment at State Route 116
Caltrans will modify the current detour for northbound U.S. 101 traffic at State Route 116. Northbound traffic currently moves to the southbound bridge and then returns to northbound U.S. 101. Caltrans will modify the curve of this detour. These changes are necessary to prepare for a traffic shift to the new section of the Petaluma River Bridge currently being constructed.
  • One northbound lane will be closed on Saturday night, September 6, from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m., while the contractor restripes the lanes.
  • Motorists should be alert for the new alignment when they drive through the construction zone

Southbound U.S. 101 Closure, Friday Night, September 12
Southbound U.S. 101 will be closed for a concrete pour at the Petaluma River Bridge from Friday night to Saturday morning, September 12 – 13
  • Southbound U.S. 101 at State Route 116 will be closed from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Detour: Exit at State Route 116/Lakeville Highway and turn left. Continue to State Route 37 and turn right. Continue to southbound U.S. 101. Motorists should expect travel delay and allow extra time to reach their destination.
  • Note: Petaluma Boulevard South under the Petaluma Bridge will remain open during the southbound U.S. 101 closure.

For more information about this Caltrans construction project, please visit the website at http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/101petalumablvd.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

State Route 29-First Street-Napa Off-ramp Closures for Earthquake Related Pavement Repair Saturday, August 28th Starting at 7 a.m.

Date:       August 30, 2014
District:   4 - Oakland
Contact:  Vince Jacala
Phone:     510-286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

State Route 29-First Street-Napa
Off-ramp Closures for Earthquake Related Pavement Repair
Saturday, August 30th Starting at 7 a.m.

NAPA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is performing pavement repair related to Sundays earthquake on State Route 29 at First Street in Napa. 

For worker and public safety, the northbound and southbound offramp from First Street onto State Route 29 will be closed. The work is scheduled to be performed Saturday August 30th at 7 A.M. until 3 P.M.

Motorist are advised to use Imola Avenue.

Motorists should expect delays during closure hours and are advised to use alternative routes if possible. Additional project information will be regularly updated on Twitter @CaltransD4.

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Celebrates the First of 150 Years of Service

NEWS RELEASE


Today’s Date:       August 29, 2014
District:                04-Oakland
Contact:               Leah Robinson-Leach         Brigetta Smith
Phone:                 (510) 286-4948                   (510) 286-5898
          
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                          


The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Celebrates the First of
150 Years of Service

Oakland—This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge’s opening. Since last Labor Day, nearly 100 million vehicles have crossed the bridge. This structure is not only a major corridor in the Bay Area but one of the most seismically advanced bridges in the world.

“The recent Napa earthquake is a reminder of why we built this unique  structure that dramatically improves safety for all motorists,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.

The Bay Bridge is just one of thousands of structures in Caltrans’ Seismic Retrofit Program. Initiated after the Loma Prieta and Northridge earthquakes, the program has retrofitted or replaced more than 2,200 existing bridges statewide.

The Bay Bridge east span was built to withstand a major seismic event that occurs once-every-1,500 years. It is also designed to be quickly reopened to traffic following a catastrophic earthquake. Although it appears artfully designed from the outside, the bridge interior contains innovative seismic technology including hinge pipe beams and shear keys that allow movement but keep the bridge operational during an earthquake. As a result of this strength and durability, the Bay Bridge is designated as an emergency lifeline route to be used in disaster response activities.

Crews have already begun to carefully dismantle the old east span section-by-section, in roughly the reverse order of how it was built in the mid-1930s. Work is well underway on the first phase of demolition – removing the east and west halves of the original bridge’s cantilever section – leaving an 800-foot gap. The removal of the old bridge is scheduled to be completed by spring 2016.

The bridge is not only an improvement for motorists but for pedestrians and cyclists as well. Once the demolition of the old span is complete, the path will be extended to Yerba Buena Island. Final completion is expected by fall 2015.

At 2,047 feet long and 258.33 feet wide, the new east span of the Bay  Bridge is the longest single-tower, self-anchored suspension span bridge in the world. It is also the world’s widest bridge, supporting 10 lanes of traffic.





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