State of California • Department of Transportation
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.