Tuesday, October 30, 2012


State of California Department of Transportation


Date: October 29, 2012
District: 4 Alameda County Contact: Gregory Townsend, Public Information Officer Phone: 510/286-6115


ALAMEDA COUNTY Resurfacing construction resumes today along State Route (SR)-
13/Ashby Avenue, through Friday, November 2, 2012, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, beginning at Deakin Street to Hillegrass Avenue.

Please note the following resurfacing schedule for SR-13/Ashby Avenue for the week of Oct. 29,

     Tuesday, Oct. 30: Southbound (S/B) Ottis Street to Deakin Street.

     Wednesday, Oct. 31: Northbound (N/B) Deakin Street to Ottis Street.

     Thursday, Nov. 1:  S/B California Street to Ottis Street.

     Friday, Nov. 2: N/B from Ottis Street to California Street.

Click onto the SR-13/Ashby Avenue website at:  http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/13ashbyresurface/
for all repaving route details regarding this project, including any detour route information.

Expect delays of up to 30 minutes at some intersections. Posting of NO PARKING signs will be displayed in areas only where work is currently taking place. Portable, changeable message signs will warn motorists of any expected or unanticipated delays along SR13/Ashby Avenue, prior to the beginning of the work.

The Department of Transportation apologizes for any potential disruptions and inconveniences during this time, while making safety our top priority.

Please allow for extra travel time for your travels through the construction zone, and are reminded to be alert for workers and "Slow for the Cone Zone.


Monday, October 29, 2012

Highway 12-Center Divider Work Intermittent Closures Near Rio Vista Start October 31st

Date:       October 29, 2012
District:   4 - Oakland
Contact:  Vince Jacala
Phone:     510/286-5206


Highway 12-Center Divider Work
                         Intermittent Closures Near Rio Vista Start October 31st
SOLANO COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin replacing dozens of center divider posts called channelizers on Highway 12 between Rio Vista and Suisun City on Wednesday, October 31st. The work is scheduled to start Wednesday, October 31st and be completed Thursday, November 1st. Weather permitting, work will start each day at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m.
The work will replace dozens of channelizers that have become worn and damaged over time.
To ensure public and worker safety, intermittent closures of Highway 12 between Drouin Drive in Rio Vista and Walters Road in Suisun City are scheduled. Crews will close the highway in both directions for 10 minutes at a time then reopen the highway to release traffic. CHP will help direct motorists in both eastbound and westbound directions. Motorists should expect delays and allow for extra travel time.
Please drive cautiously through the construction zone and leave a safe traveling distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you. Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to improve the highways.

Monday, October 22, 2012

San Mateo-Hayward Bridge is Open No Second Weekend Closure Needed (October 26-29)

State of California Department of Transportation


Todays Date:            October 22, 2012
District:                      4 - Oakland
Contact:                     Traci Ruth/Steve Williams
Phone:                        (510) 286-6120/(510) 286-6195


San Mateo-Hayward Bridge is Open
No Second Weekend Closure Needed (October 26-29)

San Mateo and Alameda Counties Commuters who use the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge will be able to use the bridge for their commute Monday morning after Caltrans’ crews made
quicker-than-expected progress during a weekend closure, enough progress in fact to cancel a planned full closure for next week.

Public safety and convenience are top priorities for Caltrans, said District 4 Director Bijan Sartipi. "This project is a reflection of how Caltrans works with our contractors to achieve the greatest public safety with the least public inconvenience."

Caltrans and the contractor reopened the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge at 4 a.m., one hour before Monday mornings commute. There will be no full weekend closure next weekend, October 26 through 29. This successful weekend offers great news for anyone who needs the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge for their weekend plans.

Saturday, the contractor made great progress on the westbound deck replacement and these efforts created an opportunity to also replace the eastbound bridge deck span this weekend as well. Crews continued to work hard through the day and night Sunday to open ahead of the 5 a.m. Monday scheduled reopening.

Motorists can expect lane closures as needed so that crews can continue working to complete the project; however, there will not be any further full weekend bridge closures.

Also, during the closure, Bay Area Toll Authority crews replaced crash cushions at the toll plaza and Caltrans Maintenance Crews took advantage of the full closure to complete roughly two months worth of maintenance work including:

    100,000 square feet of structural painting
    170 tons of paving
    220 feet of guardrail replaced
    90 signs replaced
    50 square feet of graffiti removed
    40 drains cleared
    3 truckloads of litter
    3 truckloads of vegetation (weeds)