Date: February 12, 2014
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: (510) 286-5206
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Eastbound Interstate 80
Meters in Fairfield to be Activated February 18th
For New Signals at On-Ramps
SOLANO COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the Solano Transportation Authority (STA), and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) are scheduled to activate ramp meters on eastbound Interstate 80 in Fairfield on Tuesday, February 18th.
This first stage of ramp meter activation in Solano County includes nine on-ramp locations on eastbound I-80 between Red Top Road and North Texas Street.
What to Watch For
The ramp meters in Fairfield will remain on green starting February 18th until February 21st. After February 21st, the meters will remain green under typical Monday-Thursday freeway conditions; except on Fridays or excessively heavy traffic weekdays when they will cycle (operate) red-green.
Drivers entering I-80 where ramp meters are activated should stop at red and wait until the metering light turns green to enter I-80. Caltrans will monitor traffic conditions and operate ramp meters as appropriate.
What is Ramp Metering?
Ramp metering is a traffic management strategy using traffic signals and accompanying equipment and techniques to manage onramp flow on the freeway system.
Additional ramp meters on I-80 in Dixon, Fairfield, Vacaville, and Vallejo will be activated at later dates in stages 2 and 3 of ramp meter activation in Solano County.
For more information, go to our new Caltrans I-80 Solano Ramp Metering webpage at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/projects/solano80metering/
Also, our Ramp Metering Information Line is: 510-286-4531. Or follow us on Twitter at: https://mobile.twitter.com/CaltransD4