Friday, February 16, 2018

New Striping and Signage Coming to SR 37/121 in Sonoma County

State of California • Department of Transportation

NEWS RELEASE

Date: February 16, 2018
Contact: Vince Jacala
vince.jacala@dot.ca.gov
Phone: (510) 286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New Striping and Signage Coming to SR 37/121 Intersection

Improvements Will Discourage Queue-Jumping

SONOMA COUNTY — Starting February 24, Caltrans will implement improvements to the intersection of State Highway 37 and 121 in Sonoma County. The intersection has experienced congestion caused in part by queue-jumping in the eastbound lanes of Highway 37. Caltrans will implement a series of improvements consisting of new signage and striping that will help improve travel time through the intersection. Among the improvements are:

• Improved lane striping that provides two lanes of mixed-flow traffic eastbound on SR-37.
• New signage that directs eastbound drivers approaching the intersection to use either lane for continuing on SR-37, or to use left turn pockets to turn onto SR-121.

The work is expected to last two nights, February 24 and 25. Motorists should drive with caution through the work zone. Traffic fines are doubled in construction zones. Get real-time traffic on Caltrans QuickMap: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/. Follow us on Twitter: @CaltransD4. Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to maintain California’s highways. Please #BeWorkZoneAlert.





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Thursday, February 15, 2018

SR-12 Rio Vista Bridge Paint Projects Begins/Overnight One-Way Traffic Controls Start 2-15-18


State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: February 15, 2018 #18-038
District: District 3 - Marysville, www.dot.ca.gov/dist3
Contact: Dennis Keaton dennis.keaton@dot.ca.gov
Phone: (530) 741-5474

District: District 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala vince.jacala@dot.ca.gov
Phone: (510) 286-5206

District: District 10 - Stockton
Contact: Skip Allum skip.allum@dot.ca.gov
Phone: (209) 948-7176


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Highway 12 Rio Vista Bridge Paint Project Begins Tonight
More Information at http://www.riovistabridge.com


SACRAMENTO and SOLANO COUNTIES – Caltrans is alerting motorists that overnight lane closures on the State Highway 12 Rio Vista Bridge in the Delta are scheduled to begin tonight, February 15.

Motorists should allow additional travel time in the area as crews begin work on a $37.1 million painting project aimed at preserving the structure over the Sacramento River in Sacramento and Solano counties.

The drawbridge will remain open to traffic throughout the project. However, one of the two lanes on the bridge will be closed during the overnight hours on weekdays and some weekends to accommodate crews. Bicycle and pedestrian access will remain open. Motorists can expect delays because of the one-way traffic controls.

The project is lengthy because there will be no complete closures of the bridge and work will be limited to nighttime into the early morning during the week with some weekends as needed. Completion is expected by winter 2020. For updated project information go to http://www.riovistabridge.com.

Daily Schedule
From 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m. Friday. The weekend schedule (as needed) is from 7 p.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday and from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday. (The lane restrictions will not apply for the Presidents Day holiday on Monday, February 19).

One-Way Traffic Controls
Even though no full-highway closures are scheduled, motorists will experience delays as crews work. Intermittent one-way traffic control with flaggers will be in effect.

During the one-way traffic controls, crews will alternate traffic in the eastbound and westbound directions on the bridge. This will allow one lane on the bridge to remain open during the work.

The California Highway Patrol will be at the worksite enforcing the traffic management by Caltrans. First responder vehicles on emergency calls will have priority access.

Boat and Ship Traffic
For mariner traffic, the bridge will open only during specified times or in a maritime emergency. Ship captains and boaters must contact the U. S. Coast Guard District 11 for additional information at 510-437-3516 or visit http://www.pacificarea.uscg.mil/Our-Organization/District-11/ or http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lnmDistrict®ion=11

Caltrans urges all motorists to do advanced planning before traveling by accessing the Caltrans public website at http://www.dot.ca.gov/d3/ for planned weekly roadwork schedules that may include detours and to use an alternate route, expect additional travel times and/or delays.

Weather or unexpected events may delay or prolong the work. 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 information, click on Caltrans’ QuickMap quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ or download the QuickMap app on iTunes or Google Play.





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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

SR-84 Real McCoy Ferry Returned to Service Feb 14, 2018

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

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


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

State Route 84 Real McCoy Ferry
Returned to Service
Emergency Repairs Completed
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

SOLANO COUNTY– The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has returned the Real McCoy Ferry on State Route 84 (SR-84) to service after completing emergency repairs to the boat’s engine.

The closure and emergency repairs started on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 and were completed on Wednesday, February 14 at approximately 5:00 PM.

The Real McCoy also known as the Cache Slough Ferry, provides regular service on SR-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.

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 our Delta Ferries.
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SR-160 Antioch Bridge Overnight Lane Reductions Wed, Feb 14, 2018

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY
Date: February 14, 2018
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Alejandro Lopez
Alejandro.lopez@dot.ca.gov
Phone: 510/286-5445

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

State Route 160-Antioch Bridge
One-Way Traffic Controls-Paving Operation
Expect Nighttime Delays
Wednesday February 14, 2018

CONTRA COSTA AND SACRAMENTO COUNTIES – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform paving operations on the bridge deck of the Antioch Bridge on State Route 160 (SR-160) between Contra Costa and Sacramento Counties.

The work is scheduled, Wednesday, February 14 starting at 7:00 PM and will be completed by 5:00 AM on Thursday, February 15. All work is weather permitting.

To ensure public and worker safety, one-way traffic controls will be in effect. Crews will alternate lane closures in both northbound and southbound directions. This will allow one lane on the bridge to remain open during the work. Flaggers will help direct traffic.

Motorists should expect delays and allow for extra travel time.

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

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

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

Caltrans thanks you for your patience as we work to maintain California’s highways and bridges.
Please #BeWorkZoneAlert.
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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

SR-84 Real McCoy Ferry Closed Until Further Notice for Emergency Repairs

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: February 13, 2018
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: 510/286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

State Route 84 Real McCoy Ferry
Closed Until Further Notice
Emergency Repairs Started Tuesday, February 13, 2018

SOLANO COUNTY– The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has suspended service of the Real McCoy Ferry on State Route 84 (SR-84) until further notice to perform emergency repairs to the boat’s engine. The closure started on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.

Caltrans will notify the public once repairs are completed.

The Real McCoy also known as the Cache Slough Ferry, provides regular service on SR-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 Ferry Detour

During the temporary service interruption of the Real McCoy, motorists are advised to use the J-Mack Ferry on State Route 220 or the Miner Slough Bridge on State Route 84 to travel between Ryer Island and 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 our Delta Ferries.
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Thursday, February 1, 2018

I-80 in Vacaville Full Overnight Highway Closures Start Sat Feb 10, 2018

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: February 1, 2018
District: 4-Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Vince.jacala@dot.ca.gov
Phone: (510) 286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Interstate-80 at Midway Road
Full Overnight Highway Closures
During Bridge Work
Starts Saturday, February 10, 2018
Expect Delays

SOLANO COUNTY— The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is continuing construction of the new Midway Road Bridge above eastbound and westbound Interstate-80
(I-80). The bridge is located in rural Solano County just east of Downtown Vacaville.

Starting Saturday, February 10, 2018, Caltrans and its contractor are scheduled to remove the existing bridge falsework over I-80.

I-80 Overnight Closures and Detours-February 10 and February 11, 2018
To ensure worker and public safety during the work, a full highway closure will be in effect on eastbound and westbound I-80 at Midway Road starting Saturday, February 10 at 11:00 PM until Sunday, February 11 at 8:00 AM.

Motorists traveling on eastbound I-80 at Midway Road will have a short detour onto adjacent auxiliary lanes and back onto eastbound I-80.

Motorists traveling on westbound I-80 at Midway Road will be taken off I-80 at Midway Road, then detoured southbound onto North Meridian Street, then re-enter westbound I-80 from North Meridian.

Detour signs will be posted. CHP will help direct motorists.
Please allow for extra time and expect delays. All work is weather dependent.

Midway Bridge Long-Term Closure
The Midway Bridge will remain CLOSED until the new Midway Bridge is completed as early as spring 2018. Local detours remain in effect.

Project Benefits
The project will demolish and rebuild the Midway Road Bridge. The work seismically retrofits the bridge and brings it up to the latest seismic safety standards.

Midway Road Bridge Closure-Detour Routes
During the construction of the new Midway Road Bridge, the Meridian Road Bridge above I-80 and just west of the Midway Road Bridge will remain OPEN and serve as a general detour.

Construction Zone Activity
Residents and businesses near the Midway Bridge may temporarily experience increased construction noise.

Get additional project information:
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CaltransD4

Get 24/7 traffic updates on 511.org: https://twitter.com/511SFBAY

Or see our Caltrans I-80 Meridian/Midway Road Bridges Project website: http://www.dot.ca.gov/d4/80midwaymeridianbridge/

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

Please #BeWorkZoneAlert

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

SR 12 Rio Vista Bridge Project Overnight Reduced Lanes Scheduled to Start Feb 12

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ALERT

Date: January 30, 2018 #18-027
District: District 3 - Marysville, www.dot.ca.gov/dist3
Contact: Dennis Keaton dennis.keaton@dot.ca.gov
Phone: (530) 741-5474

District: District 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala vince.jacala@dot.ca.gov
Phone: (510) 286-5206

District: District 10 - Stockton
Contact: Skip Allum skip.allum@dot.ca.gov
Phone: (209) 948-7176


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Crews to Start Work on the State Highway 12-Rio Vista Bridge Project
Overnight One-Way Traffic Controls Delays Expected Beginning on February 12

SACRAMENTO and SOLANO COUNTIES – Caltrans is alerting motorists that overnight lane closures on the State Highway 12 Rio Vista Bridge in the Delta are tentatvely scheduled to start on Monday, February 12.

Motorists should allow additional travel time in the area as crews begin work on a $37.1 million painting project aimed at preserving the structure over the Sacramento River in Sacramento and Solano counties.

The drawbridge will remain open to traffic throughout the project. However, one of the two lanes on the bridge will be closed during the overnight hours on weekdays and some weekends to accommodate crews. Bicycle and pedestrian access will remain open. Motorists can expect delays because of the one-way traffic controls.

The project will preserve the Rio Vista Bridge over the Sacramento River by cleaning the surface, removing the old paint and then repainting all steel surfaces. The work is expected to take two to three years to complete.

The project is lengthy because there will be no complete closures of the bridge and work will be limited to nighttime into the early morning during the week with some weekends as needed. Completion is expected by winter 2020.

The daily schedule is from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 p.m. to 9 a.m. Friday. The weekend schedule (as needed) is 7 p.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday.

One-Way Traffic Controls
Even though no full-highway closures are scheduled, motorists will experience delays as crews work. Intermittent one-way traffic control with flaggers will be in effect.

During the one-way traffic controls, crews will alternate traffic in the eastbound and westbound directions on the bridge. This will allow one lane on the bridge to remain open during the work.

Boat and Ship Traffic
For mariner traffic, the bridge will open only during specified times or in a maritime emergency. Ship captains and boaters must contact the U. S. Coast Guard District 11 for additional information at 510-437-3516 or visit http://www.pacificarea.uscg.mil/Our-Organization/District-11/ or http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lnmDistrict®ion=11

Caltrans urges all motorists to do advanced planning before traveling by accessing the Caltrans public website at http://www.dot.ca.gov/d3/ for planned weekly roadwork schedules that may include detours and to use an alternate route, expect additional travel times and/or delays.

Weather or unexpected events may delay or prolong the work. 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 information, click on Caltrans’ QuickMap quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ or download the QuickMap app on iTunes or Google Play.

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