Wednesday, December 17, 2014

State Route 160-Paintersville Bridge-Emergency Repairs

State of California • Department of Transportation

NEWS ADVISORY

Date: December 17, 2014
District: 3- Sacramento
Contact: Dennis Keaton
Phone: (530)741-5474

4-Oakland
Vince Jacala
(510)286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

State Route 160-Paintersvile Bridge
Closure and Detours during Emergency Repairs
Thursday, December 17

SACRAMENTO COUNTY– The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has temporarily closed the State Route 160-Paintersville Bridge in Sacramento County near the Delta town of Courtland due to emergency repairs.

The drawbridge currently remains in the open position due to a mechanical malfunction
As of 4:00 PM Thursday, December 17, there is no estimated time of reopening.

Caltrans will notify the public once a time is determined when the bridge will be open and operational.

The State Route 160-Paintersville Bridge is located on the Sacramento River near the Delta town of Courtland in Sacramento County.

Temporary Detours at SR-160-Paintersville Bridge:
Southbound SR-160 traffic will be detoured at the bridge to River Road.

Northbound SR-160 traffic will be detoured at the bridge to northbound on River Road towards Courtland.

Boaters should contact the U.S Coast Guard ahead of time to schedule waterway crossings under the bridge. Crossings must be approved ahead of time.

For real-time traffic, click-on Caltrans Quick Maps at: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ or check http://511.org

You can also follow Caltrans on Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/CaltransD3
or https://mobile.twitter.com/CaltransD4

Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to maintain our bridges and highways.
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State Route 24-Caldecott Tunnel Drill-To Be Rescheduled in 2015

State of California • Department of Transportation

NEWS ADVISORY

Date: December 17, 2014
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: 510-286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


State Route 24-Caldecott Tunnel

Mandatory Emergency Response Drill

To Be Rescheduled in 2015


ALAMEDA and CONTRA COSTA COUNTIES – Due to the recent severe weather in the San Francisco Bay Area, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has postponed the Mandatory Emergency Response Drill at the State Route 24 (SR-24) Caldecott Tunnel for the remainder of 2014.

Caltrans will strategize during the first part of January 2015 to select a date to include all of the coordinated participants, including the California Highway Patrol (CHP), local fire districts, and first responders.

Caltrans will notify the public when a new 2015 date is finalized.

Remember, use headlights with wipers. And, drive with caution when raining.


“Move over” for Caltrans crews working on the shoulders. It’s the law.


For the latest California highway conditions, call 800-427-7623, or try Caltrans Quick Maps, and get links to the most up to date weather conditions on our Caltrans webpage at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/

You can also follow us on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/CaltransD4


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Monday, December 15, 2014

Highway 1 Closures in Marin County

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: December 12, 2014
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Bob Haus
Phone: (510) 286-5576 office


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Highway 1 Closure in Marin County



Marin County– The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has closed a portion of State Highway 1 between Panoramic Highway and Muir Woods Road in Marin County.

Northbound traffic on Highway 1 will be detoured at Panoramic Highway. Travelers heading for Stinson Beach and beyond will stay on Panoramic Highway until they reach Highway 1. Travelers heading for Muir Beach will take Panoramic Highway to Muir Woods Road, and then will head south on Muir Woods Road to Muir Beach. Local businesses in Muir Beach will remain open during the closure.

The recent winter storm has washed away much of the soil beneath a portion of the road, leaving it unsafe for travel. Caltrans crews are currently formulating a repair plan.







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Thursday, December 11, 2014

State Route 24-Caldecott Tunnels Mandatory Emergency Response Drill-Postponed Until Further Notice

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: December 11, 2014
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: 510/286-5206 (desk)


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


State Route 24 - Caldecott Tunnels
Mandatory Emergency Response Drill

Postponed Until Further Notice
Due to Severe Weather Conditions


ALAMEDA and CONTRA COSTA COUNTIES – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces that the Mandatory Emergency Response Drill that was scheduled for Friday December 12 at the State Route 24 (SR-24) Caldecott Tunnels has been postponed until further notice due to severe weather conditions.

Caltrans will notify the public when the exercise will be rescheduled.

Remember to turn on your lights and slow down when driving in the rain. Watch out for CHP and Caltrans crews during severe weather conditions.

For the latest Caltrans information, visit our website at: www.dot.ca.gov/dist4
Or www.caledcott-tunnel.org

Follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter/com/CaltransD4

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

State Route 24-Caldecott Tunnel-Mandatory Emergency Response Drill-Partial Tunnel Closure-Starts Dec 12 at 10PM

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: December 10, 2014
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: 510/286-5206 (desk) 510-385-7069 (cell)

State Route 24 - Caldecott Tunnel
Mandatory Emergency Drill-Overnight Partial Tunnel Closure
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 emergency response drill begins Friday, December 12 at 10:00 PM and concludes Saturday, December 13 at 4:00 AM.

The exercise is scheduled rain or shine. In the event of a major emergency, Caltrans will notify the public if the exercise is cancelled beforehand.

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 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 visit www.caledcott-tunnel.org for additional information and updates.
You can also 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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Friday, December 5, 2014

State Route 1 at Manor Drive in Pacifica-Southbound Closures early Sun Dec 7


State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: December 5, 2014
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Gidget Navarro
Phone: 510-286-5574

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Full Highway Closure on State Route 1 at Manor Drive 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 December 7, 2014, early Sunday morning from 3:00 am to 7:00 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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Thursday, December 4, 2014

State Route 82 (El Camino Real) San Mateo County-Tree Removal and One-Way Traffic controls Start Dec 8

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: December 4, 2014
Agency: District 4 –Oakland
Contact: Gidget Navarro
Phone: (510) 286-5574

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tree Removal on State Route 82 (El Camino Real) in the Cities of Burlingame and Hillsborough (San Mateo County)

San Mateo County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is scheduled to remove approximately eleven trees on State Route 82 (El Camino Real) in the northbound and southbound direction along the Howard-Ralston Tree Row, between Ray Drive and Sanchez Avenue, in the cities of Burlingame and Hillsborough in San Mateo County. Ten Elm trees and a Eucalyptus tree will be removed, as part of the removal; Caltrans proposes replanting with disease-resistant elms.

The trees have been identified as diseased, dead, or dying and could pose a potential hazard to passing motorists, and pedestrians if not removed.

The tree removal is scheduled to start in the southbound direction on Monday, December 8 through December 12. The northbound direction tree removal is tentatively scheduled for the week of Monday, December 15 through December 19.

Work will start each day Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (All work is weather permitting).

To ensure worker and public safety during the work, one-way traffic controls will be implemented to help guide motorist through the area.

During one-way traffic controls, flaggers will alternate traffic on northbound and southbound State Route 82. (El Camino Real) One lane will remain open at all times. However, motorists should allow for extra travel time and expect minor delays.

NOTE: The week of December 15 through December 19, the southbound Howard Avenue & El Camino Real bus stop will be closed.

For real-time traffic, go to Caltrans Quick Maps at: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/

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

Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to maintain California’s highways.

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