Date: February 3, 2014
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: (510) 286-5206
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Eastbound State Route 37 to Westbound I-80
Overnight Connector Closure
Ramp Metering Work
SOLANO COUNTY–The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will move safety barriers and install metering-signage poles as installation of ramp meters at the eastbound Interstate-80 and westbound I-80 interchange in Vallejo continues. The work is part of the I-80 Solano Ramp Metering Project.
To ensure worker and public safety during the work, the eastbound State Route 37 connector to westbound I-80 will be closed overnight starting Monday, February 3rd
at 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. on Tuesday, February 4th. Motorists should allow for extra time. All work is weather permitting.
Eastbound State Route 37 Connector to Eastbound I-80-Detour
During the overnight connector closure, motorists are advised to continue on eastbound 37, enter eastbound I-80, then continue on eastbound I-80, exit American Canyon Road, then re-enter westbound I-80 from American Canyon Road.
80 Solano Ramp Metering Project
Caltrans started construction of the I-80 Solano Ramp Metering Project in April 2012. Since then, crews have widened ramps, installed metering lights, and begun connecting closed circuit TV cameras at approximately 60 sites along 25-miles of eastbound and westbound I-80 from Vallejo to Vacaville.
Caltrans, MTC and STA worked with the communities along the corridor to develop an operational plan for managing traffic on I-80. Metering lights on I-80 in Fairfield are scheduled to be activated on February 18th. Metering lights in Vallejo and Vacaville will be activated at a later date.
More information regarding the upcoming I-80 Solano Ramp Metering Project will be coming soon to the Caltrans District 4 website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/