Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Storm Drain Inspection on Northbound U.S. 101 in San Jose

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Today’s Date:
December 30,2015
District: District 4, Oakland
Contact: Bernard Walik
Phone: 510.286.5705

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Storm Drain Inspection on Northbound U.S. 101 in San Jose

Santa Clara County - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will inspect underground storm drains as part of a storm drain inspection project this evening (Wednesday, December 30). This work will require the closing of no more than two lanes out of five from 13th Street to the northbound I-880 connector.

Work will be conducted during the evening from 9:00 p.m. to no later than 5:00 a.m. the following day. In addition, there will be ramp and connector closures as follows:

Ramp Closure: 13th Street on-ramp to northbound U.S.101.

Northbound Detour: Take northbound 13th Street / Oakland Road to westbound Commercial Street / Old Bayshore Highway to the northbound U.S.101 on-ramp.

Southbound Detour: Take southbound 13th Street / Oakland Road to westbound East Hedding Street, then turn right onto 10th Street and turn left onto Old Bayshore Highway to northbound U.S. 101 on-ramp

Connector Closed: I-880 northbound connector closure

Detour: Continue to northbound U.S. 101 and take the following loop ramps to southbound I-880 to southbound U.S. 101 connector to northbound I-880.

Advance warning changeable message signs and detour signs are in place to assist motorists traveling in the area. Motorists are advised to use caution when traveling through the area.


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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

SR 29-Channelization-Napa County-Updates wks Dec 27 & Jan 3

State of California • Department of Transportation

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE

Date: December 23, 2015
District: 4 – Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: (510) 286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

State Route 29-Channelization Project-Napa County
Updates Starting Sunday, December 27

NAPA COUNTY – Caltrans and its local stakeholders are continuing construction of the State Route 29 (SR-29) Channelization Project in and near St. Helena in Napa County.

Below is the two week update for the project.

WEEK STARTING DECEMBER 27, 2015
Site wide storm water maintenance and erosion control between Mee Lane and Charter Oak Avenue.

Hours of work are scheduled 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. No lane closures are scheduled. Lanes may be shifted and widths may be reduced in certain work areas for safety. No delays to the travelling public are anticipated. No night work is scheduled this week.

WEEK STARTING JANUARY 3, 2016
• Drainage pipe and inlet installation between Stice Lane and Inglewood Avenue in the Southbound Shoulder (Delectus to Del Dotto)

Hours of work are scheduled for 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. No lane closures are scheduled. Lanes may be shifted and widths may be reduced in certain work areas for safety. No delays to the travelling public are anticipated. No night work is scheduled this week.

See our project webpage: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/projects/NAP29Channelization/

Or follow Caltrans on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CaltransD4

For updates on county roads near SR-29 and maintained by the County of Napa go to: http://www.countyofnapa.org/


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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

State Route 24 Overnight Lane Closure for the Caldecott Tunnel


State of California • Department of Transportation TRAFFIC ADVISORY

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Date: December 15, 2015
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Shannon Brinias
Phone: (510) 286-5543

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



State Route 24 Overnight Lane Closure for the Caldecott Tunnel

Contra Costa County/Alameda County – Caltrans has scheduled overnight work in Bores #3 and #4 of the Caldecott Tunnel. Two lanes of State Route 24 (SR-24) westbound will remain open to traffic during tunnel bore closures. Crews will upgrade emergency systems in Bore #3. Crews are scheduled to conduct maintenance, service the drains and complete a general inspection in Bore #4.

The lane closures are scheduled nightly Tuesday December 15 through Friday December 18, beginning at 9:30 PM and ending at 4:30 AM.

Motorists should drive with caution through the work zone.

Get real-time traffic on Caltrans Quickmaps: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ Or follow Caltrans on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CaltransD4 .

Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to maintain California’s highways. Please #BeWorkZoneAlert.
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SR-12-Laguna de Santa Rosa-Sonoma Co.-Closure Postpone

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: December 16, 2015
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Allyn Amsk
Phone: (510) 286-5445

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

State Route 12 Laguna de Santa Rosa Project
Road Closure and Traffic Shift to New Bridge Postponed

SONOMA COUNTY –Due to weather delays and anticipated adverse weather conditions, Caltrans has cancelled the traffic shift on State Route 12 at the Laguna de Santa Rosa Bridge that was planned for Friday night, December 18. Work will be postponed over the holiday weekends. Caltrans will evaluate weather conditions in early January and reschedule the traffic shift if weather conditions allow.

Future Construction activities include:
• Traffic shift to the first half of the new bridge
• Demolition of the old bridge
• Build the second half of the new bridge

For more information about Caltrans projects in Sonoma County, visit the webpage at www.dot.ca.gov/dist4 and click on Sonoma County.

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I-780 Rehab Project-Winter Suspension-Separate Project-Dec 2015

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: December 16, 2015
District: 4 – Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: (510) 286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Interstate 780 –Rehabilitation Project
Work Resumes Spring 2016
Separate I-780 project between East 2nd & East 5th Streets

SOLANO COUNTY – Caltrans has temporarily suspended a major pavement repair project on Interstate 780 (I-780) in Solano County for the winter.

Crews are tentatively scheduled to resume work on the I-780 Rehabilitation Project in spring 2016. The work includes overlay and major pavement repair of seven miles of westbound and eastbound I-780 between Benicia and Vallejo.

Caltrans temporarily suspended the project due to cold and wet conditions which make it difficult to perform asphalt paving work.

Separate Caltrans project on I-780 in Benicia
Caltrans is currently performing a guardrail replacement project on I-780 in Benicia which started in late November 2015 and will conclude as early as late December 2015.

Caltrans is replacing the metal beam guardrail on westbound and eastbound I-780 between the East 5th Street undercrossing and the East 2nd Street undercrossing.

For worker and public safety, motorists should watch for intermittent night time closures of the East 5th street onramp to westbound I-780. Detour signs will be posted. All work is weather permitting.

Although no closures are scheduled at the East 2nd Street onramp to westbound I-780, motorists should drive with caution as construction vehicles enter and exit the roadway.

Work will be Mondays through Fridays at 8:00 PM until 5:00 AM the following mornings.

Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CaltransD4 Please #BeWorkZoneAlert

Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to maintain California’s highways.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

I-680 Overnight Ramp Closures- Marina Vista-Martinez, Dec 15, 16


State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

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Date: December 14, 2015
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Shannon Brinias
Phone: (510) 286-5543

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

I-680 Overnight Ramp Closures at Marina Vista in Martinez


Martinez, Contra Costa County – Caltrans will continue work to make retrofit improvements as part of the completion of the Interstate 680 (I-680) Marina Vista off-ramp in the City of Martinez, Contra Contra Costa County. The off ramp reopened with an improved radius and widened lanes on Friday, October 2, 2015. To finalize the project with striping work, the off ramp from I-680 southbound at Marina Vista Avenue/Waterfront Road will be closed during the following hours:

• Tuesday December 15 at 7:00 PM to Wednesday December 16 at 5:00 AM.
• Wednesday December 16 at 7:00 PM to Thursday December 17 at 5:00 AM.

Drivers will be detoured to the southbound off ramp from I-680 SB at Arthur Road. Motorists should drive with caution through the work zone.

Get real-time traffic on Caltrans Quickmaps: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ Or follow Caltrans on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CaltransD4 .

Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to maintain California’s highways. Please #BeWorkZoneAlert.
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Friday, December 11, 2015

Traffic Signalization Project-El Camino Real-Millbrae-Lane Closures on El Camino Real-Start Dec 14

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: December 10, 2015
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Gidget Navarro
Phone: 510-286-5574


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Traffic Signalization Project to Begin in Millbrae at Millwood Avenue and El Camino Real

San Mateo County- The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin work on a Traffic Signalization Project at the intersection of El Camino Real and Millwood Avenue (post mile 17.0) in the City of Millbrae, beginning the week of December 14, 2015, (weather permitting). This work will require lane closures on El Camino Real.

The contractor will begin construction on Monday, December 14, with crews performing electrical work, drainage work and potholing. Crews will close one lane along El Camino Real between the hours of 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Intermittent lane closures will be in effect on El Camino Real in the northbound and southbound direction.

This project will include a left turn lane onto Millwood Drive and (American Disabilities Act) ADA compliant improvements to pedestrian curb ramps.

Construction signs are posted to warn motorist of the construction zone.

NOTE: Residents may notice increased noise from equipment and mandatory backup alarms while the contractor is working in the construction zone. Construction could include some night work.

This project is scheduled for completion in January 2016.
Schedule is subject to change due to weather conditions and/or sequencing of work.

For the latest road conditions, try Caltrans Quick Map: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov
Or follow Caltrans on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/CaltransD4

Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to improve California’s highways.
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State Route 29-Channelization Project-Napa County-Weeks of Dec 13 and Dec 20

State of California • Department of Transportation

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE

Date: December 11, 2015
District: 4 – Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: (510) 286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

State Route 29-Channelization Project-Napa County
Updates Starting Sunday, December 13

NAPA COUNTY – Caltrans and its local stakeholders are continuing construction of the State Route 29 (SR-29) Channelization Project in and near St. Helena in Napa County.
Below is the two week update for the project.

WEEK STARTING DECEMBER 13, 2015
• Electrical work at Stice Lane and at Zinfandel Avenue in the Southbound SR-29 Shoulder
• Storm drain system work between Inglewood Avenue and Stice Lane in the Southbound SR-29 Shoulder
• Site-wide storm water maintenance

Hours of work are scheduled for 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. No lane closures are scheduled. Lanes may be shifted and widths may be reduced in certain work areas for safety. No delays to the travelling public are anticipated. No night work is scheduled the week of December 13.

WEEK STARTING DECEMBER 20, 2015
No day work or night work is scheduled the week of December 20.


See our project webpage: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/projects/NAP29Channelization/

Or follow Caltrans on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CaltransD4

For updates on county roads near SR-29 and maintained by the County of Napa go to:
http://www.countyofnapa.org/
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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

SR-13 NB Onramp @Moraga Av Closed wk of Dec 13 & wk of Dec 21

State of California • Department of Transportation
TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: December 8, 2015
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Shannon Brinias
Phone: (510) 286-5543

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Moraga Avenue Storm Damage Repair Project Starts
On-ramp Closures Planned in December

ALAMEDA COUNTY, December 8, 2015 – Caltrans will begin work on Monday December 7 for the first phase of the Moraga Avenue Storm Damage Repair Project. The project will require tree removal for construction of the storm damage repair project adjacent to the Moraga Avenue on-ramp to State Route 13 (SR-13) northbound. The site is bordered on the east by Fernwood Drive.

REVISED: No ramp closures anticipated the week of Monday December 7 through Friday December 11.

Daytime closures for the Moraga Avenue on-ramp will be required for safe placement of construction equipment. Caltrans anticipates the on-ramp to SR-13 NB at Moraga Avenue will be closed on:

 Monday December 14 through Friday December 18 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily.
 Monday December 21 through Wednesday December 23 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily.

Detour signs will re-route drivers to alternate on-ramps. Plans subject to change due to weather. For more info:
http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/projects/13storm/

Motorists should drive with caution through the work zone. Get real-time traffic on Caltrans Quickmaps: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ Or follow Caltrans on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CaltransD4 .

Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to maintain California’s highways.

Please #BeWorkZoneAlert.

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Monday, December 7, 2015

State Route 12-Laguna de Santa Rosa night closures start Dec 18

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: December 7, 2015
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Allyn Amsk
Phone: (510) 286-5445

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

State Route 12 Laguna de Santa Rosa Project
Road Closure and Traffic Shift to New Bridge Scheduled for December 18

SONOMA COUNTY – On Friday night, December 18, Caltrans will close State Route 12 at the Laguna de Santa Rosa Bridge in order to shift traffic to the first half of the new bridge. During this work, residents may notice increased noise from construction and mandatory backup alarms.

• SR 12 at the Laguna de Santa Rosa Bridge will be closed Friday night, December 18, at 10 p.m. and reopen on Saturday morning, December 19, at 7 a.m.
• SR 12 between Morris Street and Llano Road will only be open to local traffic.
• During the full highway closure, Village Park residents will not be permitted to freely enter the highway. Flaggers will control access, and residents should expect delays.

Detour for eastbound SR 12 traffic: Go northbound on Petaluma Avenue, left on McKinley Street, right on North Main Street, left on Route 116/Healdsburg Avenue, right on eastbound Occidental Road, right on southbound Fulton Road, and return to SR 12.

Detour for westbound SR 12 traffic: turn right on Fulton Road, left on Occidental Road, left on SR 116 (North Gravenstein Highway), right on North Main Street, and return to SR 12.

If work is delayed due to weather conditions, it will be rescheduled. Please drive cautiously through the construction zone, leave a safe traveling distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you, and Slow for the Cone Zone.

Future Construction activities include:
• Traffic shift to the first half of the new bridge
• Demolition of the old bridge
• Build the second half of the new bridge
• This work is expected to take place over two construction seasons and will not be complete until 2017.


Please check the project website at http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/12santarosabridge/ for more information.

For more information about Caltrans projects in Sonoma County, visit the webpage at www.dot.ca.gov/dist4 and click on Sonoma County.

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Friday, December 4, 2015

SR 29-Channelization-Napa County-Updates wks Dec 6 & Dec 12

State of California • Department of Transportation

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE

Date: December 4, 2015
District: 4 – Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: (510) 286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

State Route 29-Channelization Project-Napa County
Updates Starting Sunday, December 6

NAPA COUNTY – Caltrans and its local stakeholders are continuing construction of the State Route 29 (SR-29) Channelization Project in and near St. Helena in Napa County.
The following work is scheduled:

WEEK STARTING DECEMBER 6, 2015
• Roadway excavation in the nb shoulder btwn Vintage Avenue & Dowdell Lane
• Asphalt paving between Stice Lane and Dowdell Lane

Hours of work are 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday. No lane closures are scheduled. Lanes may be shifted in certain work areas for safety.

Night Work
• Storm drain crossings at Sulphur Springs Avenue & Mills Lane across Route 29
• Drainage pipe installation in the nb shoulder btwn Vintage Avenue and Mills Lane
• Localized asphalt paving between Stice Lane and Dowdell Lane

Hours of work are scheduled 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM, Monday through Friday. One-way traffic control will be used. Delays of up to 5 minutes are expected.

WEEK STARTING DECEMBER 13, 2015
• Roadway excavation in nb shoulder btwn Dowdell Ln & Charter Oak Avenue

Hours of work are 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday. No lane closures are scheduled. Lanes may be shifted and widths reduced in certain work areas for safety.

See our project webpage: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/projects/NAP29Channelization/
Or follow Caltrans on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CaltransD4

For updates on county roads near SR-29 and maintained by the County of Napa go to:
http://www.countyofnapa.org/
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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Moraga Avenue-Hwy 13 Onramp Closures-Start Dec 7


State of California • Department of Transportation


TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: December 3, 2015
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Shannon Brinias
Phone: (510) 286-5543


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Moraga Avenue Storm Damage Repair Project Starts,
On-ramp Closures Planned in December

ALAMEDA COUNTY, December 3, 2015 – Caltrans will begin work on Monday December 7 for the first phase of the Moraga Avenue Storm Damage Repair Project. The project will require tree removal for construction of the storm damage repair project adjacent to the Moraga Avenue on-ramp to State Route 13 (SR-13) northbound. The site is bordered on the east by Fernwood Drive.

Daytime closures for the Moraga Avenue on-ramp will be required for safe placement of construction equipment. Caltrans anticipates the on-ramp to SR-13 NB at Moraga Avenue will be closed on:

• Monday December 7 through Friday December 11 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily.
• Monday December 14 through Friday December 18 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily.
• Monday December 21 through Wednesday December 23 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily.

Detour signs will re-route drivers to alternate on-ramps. Plans subject to change due to weather. For more info: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/projects/13storm/

Motorists should drive with caution through the work zone. Get real-time traffic on Caltrans Quickmaps: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ Or follow Caltrans on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CaltransD4 .

Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to maintain California’s highways. Please #BeWorkZoneAlert.


Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CaltransD4
Like us on Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/CaltransDist4

Caltrans Mission: Provide a safe, sustainable, integrated, and efficient transportation system to enhance California’s economy and livability.
Caltrans Vision: A performance-driven, transparent, and accountable organization that values its people, resources and partners, and meets new challenges through leadership, innovation, and teamwork.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

State Route 1-Lantos Tunnels-Overnight Full Closure Dec 4 at 10PM

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: December 2, 2015
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala Contact: Bob Haus
Phone: 510-286-5206 Phone: 510-286-5576


State Route 1-Tom Lantos (Devil’s Slide) Tunnels
Mandatory Emergency Response Drill-Overnight Tunnel Closures
Reminder-Starts-Friday, December 4 at 10:00 PM

SAN MATEO COUNTY – Caltrans will conduct its second annual mandatory emergency response drill at the State Route 1 (SR-1)-Tom Lantos (Devil’s Slide) Tunnels.

The mandatory six-hour emergency response drill begins Friday, December 4 at 10:00PM and concludes Saturday, December 5 at 4:00 AM.

The exercise will take place either rain or shine.

For the safety of crews and the public, all northbound and southbound lanes on SR-1 through the Tom Lantos (Devil’s Slide) Tunnels will be closed during the exercise.

Lantos Tunnel-Detour Routes:
During the tunnel closures, the following detours between Pacifica and Half Moon Bay will be in effect. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will also help direct motorists:

From Pacifica: North on SR-1 to southbound on Interstate-280 (I-280)
From Half Moon Bay: East on State Route 92 onto northbound I-280

The emergency management exercise will be a coordinated effort including the CHP, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, Pacifica Fire and Police Departments, California Office of Emergency Services, Cal-Fire, and other first responders.

During this exercise, there will be fire simulation, crash simulation, and simulated smoke.

For the latest Caltrans information, go to our District website at www.dot.ca.gov/dist4

Or follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter/com/CaltransD4
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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

State Route 29/Sonoma Blvd-Vallejo-Maintenance Partership-Lane Closures Dec 2

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: December 1, 2015
Agency: Caltrans District 4
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: (510) 286-5206

Agency: City of Vallejo
Contact: Mike Schreiner
Phone: (707) 648-4319

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Caltrans and City of Vallejo Partner in Major Maintenance Effort
State Route 29/Sonoma Boulevard at Redwood Street
Lane Closures during Landscape & Litter Effort on Wednesday, December 2

SOLANO COUNTY – Caltrans and the City of Vallejo join forces in the latest phase of a key partnership to beautify main entrances and thoroughfares in Vallejo through the “Vallejo Interagency Partnership” (VIP) program.

The major landscaping maintenance and litter cleanup effort includes work on northbound and southbound State Route 29 (SR-29)/Sonoma Boulevard between Couch Street/Mississippi Street and Redwood Street. All work is weather permitting.

The major maintenance effort starts Wednesday, December 2 at 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

Crews from Caltrans and the City of Vallejo will trim-back overgrown shrubs, weed, mow, and clear-out trash, and debris along SR-29/Sonoma Boulevard.

Lane Closures on State Route 29/Sonoma Boulevard
To ensure worker and public safety, the far left lanes of northbound and southbound SR-29 between Couch Street/Mississippi and Redwood Street will be closed during the work. One traffic lane in each direction will remain open at all times.

Motorists headed onto eastbound Redwood Street from northbound SR-29/Sonoma Boulevard will also be detoured to Sereno Drive and Broadway, then back onto Redwood Street.
Detour signs will be posted. Please allow extra travel time and watch for crews working in medians and shoulders. We appreciate your patience as we work to maintain our highways.

For additional information, go to our project webpage at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/projects/VIP/

Or follow Caltrans on Twitter at:
https://mobile.twitter.com/CaltransD4
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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Caltrans Prepares for Winter Weather & High-Tidal Flooding

State of California • Department of Transportation
NEWS RELEASE
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Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Contact: RocQuel Johnson
Phone: (510) 286-4948 (desk) (510) 501-0446 (cell)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CALTRANS PREPARES FOR WINTER WEATHER
AND HIGH-TIDAL FLOODING

This winter, with El NiƱo in the forecast, is predicted to be one of the wettest seasons in recent years. Caltrans is preparing for this upcoming winter in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Caltrans is cleaning and repairing drains, applying fresh striping on pavement, trimming trees, scaling rocks, clearing turnouts, and ensuring equipment is ready for deployment. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts strong winter weather. Caltrans is stocking extra supplies and equipment, such as sandbags, rockbags, vacuum pumps, and emergency generators.

Throughout the state, Caltrans is in the process of hiring 800 temporary maintenance workers to work on roadways this winter season. Caltrans reminds the public to tarp loads and place litter in appropriate waste bins when traveling throughout California’s highways, as litter can plug storm drains and cause flooding.

In Marin County, high-tidal flooding is expected in late-November, December, and January. Caltrans is partnering with Marin County to keep residents and visitors informed of high tide conditions. Effective November 20, the lower half of the Marin County Manzanita Park & Ride Lot and street parking along the nearby Shoreline Highway are closed and will remain closed when flooding occurs. Signs of the closure will be posted in these areas.

Residents are advised to use 511.org to find alternate routes and the District website for additional park & ride lot locations:
http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/highwayops/parkandride/.

Unusually high tides, known as “king tides”, are expected along the California coastline, affecting the counties of Marin and San Mateo.

Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol advise motorists to:
 Plan ahead and check weather and road conditions before traveling.
 Utilize vehicle headlights during weather events: “See and be seen.”
 Reduce vehicle speed on wet surfaces and allow a safe following distance from other vehicles. Rain, oil, and dust equal slippery conditions and traction problems on roads.
 Pay attention to and follow flood warnings and barricades.
 Avoid driving through running or standing water. Avoid hydroplaning. Moving water can carry vehicles away.
 Drive with caution and allow plenty of space for Caltrans workers, CHP and emergency first responders.

For more information before and after storms, please use the following helpful links:

Chain Control/Tire Traction Device Chart: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/ChainRequire.pdf

Road Closures Quickmap: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/

Winter Driving Tips/Information: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/wntrdriv.htm
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State Route 1-Tom Lantos Tunnels-Emergency Drill Dec 4

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: November 25, 2015
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala Contact: Bob Haus
Phone: 510/286-5206 Phone: 510/286-5576

State Route 1-Tom Lantos (Devil’s Slide) Tunnels
Mandatory Emergency Response Drill-Overnight Tunnel Closures
Start Friday, December 4 at 10:00PM

SAN MATEO COUNTY – Caltrans will conduct its second annual mandatory emergency response drill at the State Route 1 (SR-1)-Tom Lantos (Devil’s Slide) Tunnels.

The mandatory six-hour emergency response drill begins Friday, December 4 at 10:00 PM and concludes Saturday, December 5 at 4:00 AM.

The exercise will take place either rain or shine.

For the safety of crews and the public, all northbound and southbound lanes on SR-1 through the Tom Lantos (Devil’s Slide) Tunnels will be closed during the exercise.

Lantos Tunnel-Detour Routes:
During the tunnel closures, the following detours between Pacifica and Half Moon Bay will be in effect. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will also help direct motorists:

From Pacifica: North on SR-1 to southbound on Interstate-280 (I-280)
From Half Moon Bay: East on State Route 92 onto northbound I-280

The emergency management exercise will be a coordinated effort including the CHP, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, Pacifica Fire and Police Departments, California Office of Emergency Services, Cal-Fire, and other first responders.

During this exercise, there will be fire simulation, crash simulation, and simulated smoke.

For the latest Caltrans information, go to our District website at www.dot.ca.gov/dist4
Or follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter/com/CaltransD4
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Real McCoy Ferry-Closure Nov 30- February 2016

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: November 23, 2015
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: 510/286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Real McCoy II Ferry
Scheduled for Dry Dock and Long-Term Closure
Starting Monday, November 30

SOLANO COUNTY–The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) returned the Real McCoy II Ferry on State Route 84 to service on Saturday, November 21 following emergency mechanical repairs with the boat now scheduled for dry dock repairs starting November 30.

Regular Service Scheduled Until November 30
The boat is open and operating on its normal service schedule now and through the Thanksgiving Holiday until Monday, November 30.

Dry-dock and Long-Term Closure Scheduled-November 30-February 2016
On November 30, the Real McCoy will be closed for mandated dry dock inspection. The long-term closure is scheduled Monday, November 30 at 5:00 AM until February 2016. Caltrans will make an announcement once additional details are available.

The Real McCoy II also known as the Cache Slough Ferry, provides regular service on State Route 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 II Ferry and J-Mack Ferry Detour
During the service interruption of the Real McCoy, motorists are advised to use the J-Mack Ferry or the Miner Slough Bridge.

For the latest information, call the Ferry Update Line at (510) 622-0120. Or Delta Ferries webpage: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/deltaferries/

Or follow Caltrans on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/CaltransD4

Caltrans appreciates the public’s patience as we maintain the Real McCoy Ferry.
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

SR-24-Caldecott Tunnel Overnight Lane Closures Start Nov 30


State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: November 24, 2015
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Shannon Brinias
Phone: (510) 286-5543

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

State Route 24 Overnight Lane Closures for the Caldecott Tunnel

Contra Costa County – Caltrans has scheduled overnight work in Bores #2 and #3 of the Caldecott Tunnel the week of Monday November 30 through Thursday December 3. Two lanes of SR-24 (SR-24) both eastbound and westbound will remain open to traffic while the tunnel bores are closed. The lane closures are scheduled during the following time periods:

• Monday November 30 at 9:30 PM until Tuesday December 1 at 4:30 AM.
• Tuesday December 1 at 9:30 PM until Wednesday December 2 at 4:30 AM
• Wednesday December 2 at 9:30 PM until Thursday December 3 at 4:30 AM.
• Thursday December 3 at 9:30 PM until Friday December 4 at 4:30 AM,
Bore #3 closed only.


Motorists should drive with caution through the work zone.

Get real-time traffic on Caltrans Quickmaps: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ Or follow Caltrans on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CaltransD4 .

Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to maintain California’s highways. Please #BeWorkZoneAlert.
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Friday, November 20, 2015

State Route 4-New Traffic Lane to Open-Nov 21- in Pittsburg


State of California • Department of Transportation NEWS RELEASE

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Date: November 20, 2015
District: 4
Contact: Shannon Brinias
Phone: (510) 286-5543

Lane Opening on State Route 4 to get Eastbound Commuters Home Faster
New lane added as part of the highway widening project

Contra Costa County - The Highway 4 Project is set to hit another milestone on Saturday November 21 with the opening of one new lane of traffic on East Bound (EB) Highway 4. The additional lane starts at the Loveridge Road overcrossing in Pittsburg, and extends to the A Street undercrossing in Antioch. Commuters will be able to travel EB using the additional lane, adding up to 50% more capacity along this segment. This follows the early November opening of an additional two westbound lanes, doubling the westbound capacity, from A Street to Contra Loma Blvd. The project also includes newly configured on- and off-ramps from the highway to local roads.

Construction on the Contra Loma Boulevard / G Street segment began in March of 2012. The construction budget for this segment was $48.7 million. Of that, $10.8 million was funded by CMIA Proposition 1B, approved by California voters in 2006. The improvements made possible by this bond measure are relieving congestion, facilitating movement of goods, improving air quality and enhancing the safety of the State’s Transportation system.

"The opening of another lane through the Contra Loma and G Street Interchanges brings additional capacity to the Highway 4 corridor, which will help smooth the traffic flow and increase mobility for the residents and businesses in East Contra Costa County,” said Bijan Sartipi, Caltrans District 4 Director.

The EB State Route 4 on ramp from Contra Loma Blvd. is not yet open, but work on this is anticipated to be finished in early 2016, as part of the Lone Tree / A Street interchange project.

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State Route 29-Troutdale Creek Bridge-Napa Co. Opens Nov 23

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: November 20, 2015
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: (510) 286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

State Route 29-Troutdale Creek Bridge
Between Calistoga and Middletown
Caltrans Completes Construction One Year Ahead of Schedule
Anticipates Opening New Bridge to Traffic
Monday, November 23 at 6:00 PM

NAPA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has completed construction of the new State Route 29 (SR-29)-Troutdale Creek Bridge one year ahead of the original late 2016 completion date and is now anticipating opening the new bridge to traffic on Monday, November 23 at 6:00 PM. The bridge is in northwest Napa County between Calistoga and Middletown.

Temporary Traffic Signal Light Removal-New Approach Lane Configuration
Motorists on SR-29 should drive with caution as crews switch traffic lanes and remove temporary traffic signal lights approaching the new bridge.

Drivers may also encounter intermittent closures and one-way traffic controls prior to the traffic switch and opening of the new bridge. Please #BeWorkZoneAlert.

SR-29 Troutdale Creek Bridge Project
Caltrans started construction of the new Troutdale Creek Bridge in May 2015. The new bridge replaces the existing Troutdale Creek Bridge with wider northbound and southbound SR-29 bridge approaches. The existing bridge was replaced because of years of wear at its base from the Troutdale Creek. The new bridge approaches have also been realigned to conform to the new bridge, and improve sight-lines for motorists.

For additional information: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/29troutdalecreek/
Or follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CaltransD4

Caltrans appreciates the community’s patience as we worked to construct the new SR-29 Troutdale Creek Bridge.


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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

State Route 29-Channelization-Updates Wk of Nov 22

State of California • Department of Transportation

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Date: November 18, 2015
District: 4 – Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: (510) 286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

State Route 29-Channelization Project-Napa County
Updates Starting Sunday, November 22

NAPA COUNTY – Caltrans and its local stakeholders are continuing construction of the State Route 29 (SR-29) Channelization Project in and near St. Helena in Napa County.
The following work is scheduled:

WEEK STARTING NOVEMBER 22, 2015
• Roadway widening excavation nb shoulder between Chaix Lane & Dowdell Lane
• Installation of underground lighting conduits and service equipment in the southbound shoulder at West Zinfandel Lane and Stice Lane

Work scheduled 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Wednesday. No lane closures scheduled. Lanes may be shifted and widths may be reduced for safety. No night work scheduled. No work on Thursday, November 26 (Thanksgiving) or Friday, November 27.

WEEK STARTING NOVEMBER 29, 2015
• Roadway widening excavation northbound shoulder between Chaix Lane and Dowdell Lane
• Installation of underground lighting conduits and service equipment in the southbound shoulder at West Zinfandel Lane and Stice Lane
• Asphalt widening paving between Stice Lane and Dowdell Lane
Work scheduled 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday. No lane closures scheduled.

Night Work
• Underground drainage pipe crossings and drainage inlets at the following locations: Sulphur Springs Avenue and Mill Lane within the Route 29 traveled way.

Work scheduled 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM, Monday through Friday. One-way traffic control will be used. Delays of up to 5 minutes expected.

See our project webpage: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/projects/NAP29Channelization/
Or follow Caltrans on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CaltransD4

For updates on county roads near SR-29 and maintained by the County of Napa go to:
http://www.countyofnapa.org/
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Real McCoy Ferry-Closure Extended Until Nov 24

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: November 18, 2015
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: 510/286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Real McCoy II Ferry -Closed For Emergency Repairs
Closure Extended Until Tuesday, November 24

SOLANO COUNTY–The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has extended the temporary closure of the Real McCoy II Ferry on State Route 84 to perform emergency mechanical repairs.

As of Wednesday, November 18 at 12:00 PM, service continues to be suspended.
Crews are now working to return the ferry to service by approximately 6:00 PM on Tuesday, November 24. The extended closure is necessary as crews discovered the need for additional repairs during emergency repairs to the boat’s hydraulic system.

Dry-dock and Long-Term Closure Still Scheduled-November 30
At this time, a long-term closure of the Real McCoy for mandated dry dock inspection is still scheduled starting, Monday, November 30 until February 2016. Caltrans will make an announcement once additional details are available.

The Real McCoy II also known as the Cache Slough Ferry, provides regular service on State Route 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 II Ferry and J-Mack Ferry Detour
During the service interruption of the Real McCoy, motorists are advised to use the J-Mack Ferry or the Miner Slough Bridge.

For the latest information, call the Ferry Update Line at (510) 622-0120.
Or check our Delta Ferries webpage: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/deltaferries/ Or follow Caltrans on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/CaltransD4
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

State Route 1-Half Moon Bay-Rock Slide Protection Starts Nov 23




Date: November 17, 2015
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Gidget Navarro
Phone: (510) 286-5574

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Surfer’s Beach Construction to Begin (State Route 1) El Granada/Half Moon Bay

San Mateo County- The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) along with the County of San Mateo will begin a construction project on November 23, 2015, to install Rock Slope Protection along an approximately 175-linear foot section of eroding ocean bluff adjacent to Route 1 at Surfer’s Beach in the City of Half Moon Bay in San Mateo County.

The project also includes paving a 400-foot section of an informal pedestrian trail through Caltrans right-of-way. This trail will connect to the existing California Coastal Trail north and south of the project site as well as a staircase to provide permanent public access to the beach.

The Project’s objective is to reduce erosion and prevent the collapse of the Route 1 highway embankment while also enhancing coastal access and recreation. This project would provide an interim solution to reduce erosion.

Construction activities will be performed during the day between the hours of 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Some night work may be required.

Construction signs will be posted to advise the public of construction. Minimal lane closures may take place during construction. Route 1 will not be impacted with any detours. The pedestrian trail will be temporarily detoured.

Final construction for this project will be completed by January, 2016.

NOTE: Residents may notice increased noise from grinding/paving equipment and mandatory backup alarms while the contractor is working in the construction zone.

For the latest road conditions, try Caltrans Quick Map: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov

Or follow Caltrans on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/CaltransD4
You can go to the project website to be added to the group e-mail list or get more information on the project at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/1surfersbeach/

Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to improve California’s highways.

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State Route 128 Flashing Beacons Project-Sonoma County Nov 2015

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

State Route 128 Flashing Beacons Project
Flashing Beacons to Be Installed at Four Locations on Alexander Valley Rd.

SONOMA COUNTY – In late October Caltrans installed construction signs and began a project to install flashing beacons in both directions at four locations on State Route 128/Alexander Valley Road. Weather permitting, the contractor will be working at each location for about ten working days.

Residents can expect temporary closures of their driveways while the contractor is trenching through the area. If necessary, to keep driveways open, metal plates will be used to cover excavated areas. In addition, one-way, reversing traffic control will be in place during installation of beacon posts. This project is expected to be complete by the end of December 2015.

Location Details

• School Area Flashing Beacons will be installed at the intersection of SR 128 with River Road and Moody Lane. Once installed, the beacons will operate 24/7.

• Curve Warning Flashing Beacon Systems will be installed at the following locations:
o Intersection of SR 128 with Geysers Road—traffic activated beacons
o Intersection of SR 128 with Wasson Lane –traffic activated beacons
o Intersection of SR 128 with Pine Flat Road—traffic activated beacons
o These beacons activate when vehicles pass over loop sensors. Beacons will activate when traffic is present. Beacons will turn off when traffic is not present.

If this work is delayed due to weather conditions, it will be rescheduled for a later time. Please be alert for flaggers, drive cautiously through the construction zone, leave a safe traveling distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you, and Slow for the Cone Zone.

For additional information or concerns, call Allyn Amsk, Public Information Officer, at (510) 286-5445, or email allyn_amsk@dot.ca.gov. For information about other Caltrans projects, go to www.dot.ca.gov/dist4 and click on Sonoma County.


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Real McCoy Ferry Closed for Emergency Repairs- Nov 17

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: November 17, 2015
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: 510/286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Real McCoy II Ferry -Closed For Emergency Repairs
Effective Tuesday, November 17, 2015

SOLANO COUNTY– The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has temporarily suspended service of the Real McCoy II Ferry on State Route 84 to perform emergency mechanical repairs.

As of Tuesday, November 17 at 9:00 AM, service is suspended until further notice. Crews are working to return the ferry to service by approximately 12:00 PM on Wednesday, November 18.

The Real McCoy II also known as the Cache Slough Ferry, provides regular service on State Route 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 II Ferry and J-Mack Ferry Detour

During the service interruption of the Real McCoy, motorists are advised to use the Miner Slough Bridge on Highway 84 or the J-Mack Ferry.

For the latest information, motorists can call the Caltrans Ryer Island Ferry Update Line at (510) 622-0120.

Or check our Delta Ferries webpage: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/deltaferries/
Or follow Caltrans on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/CaltransD4

Thank you for your patience as we work to maintain the Delta Ferries.
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Monday, November 16, 2015

Eastbound I-80-Fairfield-Overnight Highway Closures-wk of 11-16-18

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: November 16, 2015
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: 510/286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Eastbound I-80-Overnight Full Highway Closures
I-80/I-680/SR-12 Interchange Project-Fairfield
Continue Week of Monday, November 16

SOLANO COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), and the Solano Transportation Authority (STA) are continuing work on the Interstate-80/Interstate-680/State Route-12 (I-80/I-680/SR-12) Interchange Project in Fairfield.
Crews will continue removing the temporary wooden false work on the new Green Valley Road overcrossing above I-80 and I-680. The work will occur during five consecutive nights Monday, November 16 until the morning on Saturday, November 21.

Eastbound I-80 at Green Valley Road-Full Overnight Highway Closure
To ensure worker and public safety, a full overnight highway closure will be in effect on eastbound I-80 between Green Valley Road and the I-80/I-680 interchange nightly Monday, November 16 until Friday, November 20 starting at 11:00 PM until 4:00 AM the following mornings.

Eastbound I-80 Detours
Motorists traveling on eastbound I-80 at Green Valley Road will be detoured onto southbound I-680, exit Gold Hill Road, enter northbound I-680 from Gold Hill, and enter eastbound I-80 from northbound I-680. Detour signs will be posted. Motorists should expect delays. All work is weather permitting. #BeWorkZoneAlert

I-80/I-680/Highway-12 Project Improvements:
A new Green Valley Road overcrossing is being constructed just east of the existing overcrossing. It will have twice the number of lanes (4) as the existing overcrossing (2), along with a new on ramp to westbound I-80/SR-12. The connector ramp from westbound I-80 to westbound SR-12 also will be widened from one to two lanes.

For additional information: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/projects/solano8068012/

Or follow Caltrans at: https://twitter.com/CaltransD4
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Real McCoy Ferry-Long Term Closure-Starts Nov 30

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: November 10, 2015
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: 510/286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Real McCoy Ferry-Mandatory Dry Dock Inspection
Long-Term Closure Begins November 30, 2015

SOLANO COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has scheduled a long-term closure of the Real McCoy Ferry in the Delta starting Monday, November 30 until February 2016 for mandatory repairs and inspections.

In collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guards’ mandated dry dock inspection of the Real McCoy Ferry, the vessel will be closed to the traveling public beginning November 30. The ferry is scheduled to be returned to service by February 2016.

Caltrans will make an announcement once more detailed information regarding the times of the closure are available.

During that time, the ferry will be moved to a dry dock facility for the U.S. Coast Guard inspection.

The Real McCoy, also known as the Cache Slough Ferry, provides around the clock service on State Route 84 between Rio Vista and Ryer Island.
During the closure, motorists are advised to use the J-Mack Ferry, also known as the Steamboat Slough Ferry along Highway 220.

For the latest information, motorists can also call the Caltrans Ryer Island Ferry Update Line at (510) 622-0120.

Additional information is also available on the Caltrans Delta Ferries webpage at:
http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/deltaferries/

Or follow Caltrans on Twitter at: https://mobile.twitter.com/CaltransD4

Caltrans appreciate your patience as we work to maintain the Real McCoy Ferry.

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J-Mack Ferry-Intermittent Delays for Repairs 11-11-15

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: November 10, 2015
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: 510/286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

J-Mack Ferry-Hydraulic Repairs
Afternoon Intermittent Delays
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 1:00PM until 2:00PM

SOLANO COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform hydraulic repairs on the State Route 220 (SR-220) J-Mack Ferry in the Delta.

During the work, motorists should expect intermittent delays for approximately one-hour starting at approximately 1:00PM until 2:00PM on Wednesday, November 11.

The J-Mack, provides around the clock service on State Route 220.
During the closure, motorists are advised to use the Real McCoy Ferry, also known as the Cache Slough Ferry along State Route 84 (SR-84).

For the latest, please call the Caltrans Ryer Island Ferry Update Line at (510) 622-0120.

Additional information is also available on the Caltrans Delta Ferries webpage at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/deltaferries/

Or follow Caltrans on Twitter at: https://mobile.twitter.com/CaltransD4
Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to maintain the J-Mack Ferry.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

U.S. 101 SB Full Closures for Girder Installation-Petaluma

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: November 3, 2015
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Allyn Amsk
Phone: (510) 286-5445

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

U.S. 101 Petaluma River Bridge Construction Project
Southbound U.S. Route 101 Full Closures for Girder Installation

Petaluma, Sonoma County – Caltrans has completed girder installation on the north side of the Petaluma River and is now relocating equipment to the south side of the river. Full closures of southbound U.S. Route 101 will resume on Wednesday night, November 4. When working on the south side of the Petaluma River, Petaluma Boulevard South will also be closed under U.S. Route 101. During the southbound freeway closure, southbound traffic will exit at State Route 116 in Petaluma, turn left on SR 116/Lakeville Highway, continue to SR 37, turn right and continue to U.S. Route 101. All closures depend on weather conditions and other factors, and will be rescheduled if necessary. See closure schedule below:

• Wednesday night, November 4, and Thursday night, November 5, southbound U.S. Route 101 at State Route 116 and the southbound on-ramp from SR 116 to southbound U.S. 101 will be closed from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Petaluma Boulevard South under U.S. 101 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

• Friday night, November 6, southbound U.S. Route 101 at State Route 116 and the southbound on-ramp from SR 116 to southbound U.S. 101 will be closed from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.

• Monday night, November 9, and Tuesday night, November 10, southbound U.S. Route101 at State Route 116 and the southbound on-ramp from SR 116 to southbound U.S. 101 will be closed from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Petaluma Boulevard South under U.S. 101 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

• River traffic will also be restricted on Tuesday night, November 10, while crews work over the river.

• Detour for Southbound U.S. 101 closures at SR 116 in Petaluma: Exit at State Route 116 in Petaluma. Turn left on SR 116/Lakeville Highway and continue to SR 37. Turn right and continue to U.S. 101.

Please drive cautiously through the construction zone, leave a safe traveling distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you, and Slow for the Cone Zone. The California Highway Patrol will be on site during closures.

For more information about this Caltrans construction project, visit the website at http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/101petalumablvd

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Monday, November 2, 2015

80/680/12 Project-Fairfield-EB I-80 Night Closures-Start Nov 9

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: November 3, 2015
District: 4 – Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: (510) 286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

I-80/I-680/SR-12 Interchange Project -Fairfield
Westbound I-80 Closures Completed
Eastbound I-80 Full Overnight Highway Closures Start November 9

SOLANO COUNTY– Caltrans and the Solano Transportation Authority (STA) are continuing construction of the new Green Valley Road/Interstate 80 (I-80) overcrossing above I-80 in Fairfield as part of the Interstate-80/Interstate-680/State Route-12 (I-80/I-680/SR-12) Interchange Project.

Westbound I-80 Overnight-Work Completed
Crews have now completed removing false work on the new Green Valley Road/I-80 overcrossing above westbound I-80. As a result, the remaining nights of westbound I-80 closures which started October 26 until November 6 have been cancelled.

Eastbound I-80 Overnight-Work Starts November 9
Work will now move to the eastbound I-80 side of the Green Valley Road overcrossing.
To ensure worker and public safety, two weeks of night work on eastbound I-80 are now scheduled starting Monday, November 9 until Friday, November 20 starting at 11:00 PM each night until 4:00 AM the following mornings. All work is weather permitting.

Detour Routes-Eastbound I-80 Proceeding to San Francisco
Eastbound I-80 detour starts at Green Valley Road Exit. Eastbound I-80 motorists will be detoured to the Green Valley Road off ramp, then proceed along the on ramp adjacent to mainline eastbound I-80, then re-enter eastbound I-80.

The Eastbound I-80 to Southbound I-680 Connector Ramp will remain open.

Motorists should expect delays. Detour signs will be posted. Please #BeWorkZoneAlert

For additional information: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/projects/solano8068012/

Or follow Caltrans on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/CaltransD4

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

I80/I680/SR12 Fairfield-Green Valley Rd Lane Closures- Start Oct 29

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: October 27, 2015
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: 510/286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

I-80/I-680/SR-12 Interchange Project-Fairfield
Daytime Alternating Lane Closures on Green Valley Road
Start Wednesday, October 28 at 8:00AM

SOLANO COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), and the Solano Transportation Authority (STA) are continuing work on the Interstate-80/Interstate-680/State Route-12 (I-80/I-680/SR-12) Interchange Project in Fairfield.
Starting Wednesday, October 29, crews will install a water line related to the I-80/I-680/SR-12 project along Green Valley Road near Business Center Drive in Fairfield.
The work will occur during three consecutive days starting at 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM each day Wednesday, October 28, Thursday, October 29 and Friday, October 30.

Alternating Lane Closures on Green Valley Road
To ensure worker and public safety, crews will alternate the closure of northbound and southbound traffic lanes on Green Valley Road near Business Center Drive.
One traffic lane on Green Valley Road will be open at all times.

Motorists should expect delays and watch for flaggers as traffic is routed onto one traffic lane through the construction zone during the one-way traffic controls.
All work is weather permitting. #BeWorkZoneAlert

I-80/I-680/Highway-12 Project Improvements:
A new Green Valley Road overcrossing is being constructed just east of the existing overcrossing. It will have twice the number of lanes (4) as the existing overcrossing (2), along with a new on ramp to westbound I-80/SR-12. The connector ramp from westbound I-80 to westbound SR-12 also will be widened from one to two lanes.

For additional information: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/projects/solano8068012/
Or follow Caltrans at: https://twitter.com/CaltransD4

Caltrans thanks you for your patience as we work to improve California’s highways.
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Friday, October 23, 2015

US 101 Petaluma River Bridge-SB 101 Full Closures

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: October 23, 2015
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Allyn Amsk
Phone: (510) 286-5445

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

U.S. 101 Petaluma River Bridge Construction Project
Southbound U.S. Route 101 Full Closures for Girder Installation

Petaluma, Sonoma County – On Monday night, October 26, and continuing through Thursday night, October 29, Caltrans will close southbound U.S. Route 101 at State Route 116 in Petaluma as well as the southbound on-ramp from SR 116 to southbound U.S. 101, to install girders for the new southbound bridge over the Petaluma River. Closures will resume on Wednesday, November 4, after equipment is relocated to the south side of the Petaluma River. When working on the south side of the Petaluma River, Petaluma Boulevard South will also be closed under U.S. Route 101. All closures depend on weather conditions and other factors, and will be rescheduled if necessary. See full closure schedule below:

• On Monday night, October 26, and continuing through Thursday night, October 27, southbound U.S. Route 101 at State Route 116 and the southbound on-ramp from SR 116 to southbound U.S. 101 will be closed from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
• Wednesday night, November 4, and Thursday night, November 5, southbound U.S. Route 101 at State Route 116 and the southbound on-ramp from SR 116 to southbound U.S. 101 will be closed from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Petaluma Boulevard South under U.S. 101 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
• Friday night, November 6, southbound U.S. Route 101 at State Route 116 and the southbound on-ramp from SR 116 to southbound U.S. 101 will be closed from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
• Monday night, November 9, and Tuesday night, November 10, southbound U.S. Route101 at State Route 116 and the southbound on-ramp from SR 116 to southbound U.S. 101 will be closed from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Petaluma Boulevard South under U.S. 101 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
• River traffic will also be restricted on Tuesday night, November 10, while crews work over the river.
• Detour for Southbound U.S. 101 closures at SR 116 in Petaluma: Exit at State Route 116 in Petaluma. Turn left on SR 116/Lakeville Highway and continue to SR 37. Turn right and continue to U.S. 101.

Please drive cautiously through the construction zone, leave a safe traveling distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you, and Slow for the Cone Zone. The California Highway Patrol will be on site during closures.
For more information about this Caltrans construction project, visit the website at http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/101petalumablvd

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WB I-80 Fairfield-Overnight Closures Start Oct 26

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: October 23, 2015
District: 4 – Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: (510) 286-5206

Westbound Interstate 80-Fairfield
Reminder Full Overnight Highway Closures-Two Weeks
Start Monday, October 26

SOLANO COUNTY– Caltrans and the Solano Transportation Authority (STA) will remove the temporary wooden false work on the new Green Valley Road/Interstate 80 (I-80) overcrossing above I-80 in Fairfield as part of the I-80/I-680/SR-12 Interchange Project.

Westbound I-80 Overnight Closures-Start October 26
To ensure worker and public safety, two weeks of night work on westbound I-80 are now scheduled starting Monday, October 26 until Friday, November 6 from 10:30 PM each night until 4:00 AM the following mornings. All work is weather permitting.

Detour Routes- Westbound I-80 detour starts at Suisun Valley Road. Westbound I-80 motorists will be detoured to the Suisun Valley Road exit, then onto Neitzel Road, left on Business Center Drive, left on Green Valley Road, then enter westbound I-80.

Northbound I-680 to westbound I-80 motorists will be detoured to EB-80 Connector Ramp, then exit at Suisun Valley Road off ramp, turn left at Suisun Valley Road Overcrossing, then left on Business Center Drive, then left onto Green Valley Road, and enter westbound I-80.

Motorists should expect delays. Detour signs will be posted.
Please #BeWorkZoneAlert

I-80/I-680/Highway-12 Project Improvements:
A new Green Valley Road overcrossing is being constructed just east of the existing overcrossing. It will have twice the number of lanes (4) as the existing overcrossing (2), along with a new on ramp to westbound I-80/SR-12. The connector ramp from westbound I-80 to westbound SR-12 also will be widened from one to two lanes.

For additional information: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/projects/solano8068012/

Or follow Caltrans at: https://twitter.com/CaltransD4

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

State Route 29-Channelization Project-Napa Co-Update Wk Oct 25

State of California • Department of Transportation

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Date: October 21, 2015
District: 4 – Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: (510) 286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

State Route 29-Channelization Project-Napa County
Updates Starting Saturday, October 25

NAPA COUNTY – Caltrans and its local stakeholders have started construction of the State Route 29 (SR-29) Channelization Project in and near St. Helena in Napa County.

Daytime Work
For the week starting Sunday, October 25 2015 until Saturday, October 31, 2015, Caltrans and its contractors will perform daytime drainage pipe installation and roadway excavation work on the northbound SR-29 shoulder from White Lane to Charter Oak.

Work is scheduled 7:00 AM until 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday, and will not require lane closures. Lane widths may be reduced in certain areas for safety.

NOTE: Roadway excavation work is anticipated to continue from Chaix Lane through Charter Oak during the week of November 1 through November 7.

Nighttime Work
Nighttime operations are scheduled Wednesday and Thursday (10/28 and 10/29). Crews will install water distribution lines on SR-29 just south of Whitehall Lane and at White Lane. Work starts at 7:00 PM until 6:00 AM. One-way traffic controls. 5-minute delays expected.

See our project webpage: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/projects/NAP29Channelization/
Or follow Caltrans on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CaltransD4

Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to improve California’s highways.
Please #BeWorkZoneAlert

For updates on county roads near SR-29 and maintained by the County of Napa go to:
http://www.countyofnapa.org/


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Monday, October 19, 2015

State Route 237 Pavement Rehab -Santa Clara Co.- Starts Oct 19

TRAFFIC ADVISORY


Today’s Date: October 19, 2015
District: District 4, Oakland
Contact: Bernard Walik
Phone: 510.286.5705

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

STATE ROUTE 237 PAVEMENT REHABILITATION PROJECT

Santa Clara County- The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has started a project in Santa Clara County to grind and repave a portion of State Route 237 from North Fair Oaks Avenue in Sunnyvale to North First Street overcrossing in San Jose. The project will also install electrical loop systems on various ramps. The project is expected to be completed in November, 2015.

There will be intermittent ramp lane and ramp closures throughout the project; however, Caltrans will never close two consecutive ramp. The work schedule starts no earlier than 8:00 p.m. and ends by 5:00 a.m. the following day. Caltrans will provide at least one open lane at all times.

The schedule for this week is as follows:

Monday 10/19 (no work scheduled)

Tuesday 10/20 (no work scheduled)

Wednesday 10/21 (8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.)

Thursday 10/22 (no work scheduled)

Friday 10/23 (8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.)



For project questions please contact:
Bernard Walik at 510-286-5705 or email at: Bernard_Walik@dot.ca.gov

You can also follow us on our website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/237pavementrehab

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

I-680 Ramp Closure at Marina Vista-Martinez Friday, Oct 19

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: October 15, 2015
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Shannon Brinias
Phone: (510) 286-5543



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Interstate 680 Ramp Closure at Marina Vista in Martinez

Martinez, Contra Costa County – Work to remove the temporary K-rail and temporary signal system will take place as part of the completion of the Interstate 680 Martinez Marina Vista off-ramp. The rebuilt off ramp reopened Friday, October 2, 2015. The rehabilitation project widened lanes, improved ramp radius and added ADA-compliant walkways.


* The off ramp from I-680 SB at Marina Vista Avenue/Waterfront Road will be closed from Monday October 19 at 7:00 PM to Tuesday October 20 at 5:00 AM.

* The off ramp from I-680 SB at Arthur Road will be closed from Friday October 16 at 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.



Motorists should drive with caution through the work zone.

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80/680/12-Fairfield- EB I-80 connector to SB I-680 Closed Overnight

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: October 15, 2015
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: 510/286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Interstate 80- Interstate 680- State Route12 Interchange-Fairfield
Eastbound I-80 Connector to Southbound I-680
Closed Overnight-Starts October 15 at 7:00PM

SOLANO COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), and its project partner the Solano Transportation Authority (STA) are continuing work on the Interstate 80/Interstate 680/State Route12 Interchange Project (I-80/I-680/SR-12) in Fairfield.

As part of the project, crews will install temporary false work on the southern-most section of the new Green Valley Road overcrossing above I-680.

Eastbound I-80 Connector to Southbound I-680-Overnight Closure
To ensure worker and public safety, the eastbound I-80 connector to southbound I-680 will be closed starting Thursday, October 15 at 7:00 PM until Friday, October 16 at 5:00 AM.

Detour Route
During the work, motorists traveling to southbound I-680 from eastbound I-80 will be detoured onto southbound Lopes Road, then left on Gold Hill Road, then right onto southbound I-680.

Detour signs will be posted. Drivers should expect delays. All work is weather permitting. Please #BeWorkZoneAlert.

For additional project information: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/projects/solano8068012/
Or follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CaltransD4

Caltrans thanks you for your patience as we work to improve California’s highways.
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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

I-580 Rehab Project-Oakland-Nighttime Closures Scheduled

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nighttime Closures Scheduled for Interstate 580 Rehabilitation Project

Oakland, Alameda County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has scheduled freeway lane and ramp closures for nighttime work for the Interstate 580 Rehabilitation Project. Some of the work involves pavement grinding and noise.

The following segment of I-580 and ramps will be affected:
• I-580 EB from 35ths Ave. to Grand Ave reduced to one lane from Tuesday October 13 at 10:00 PM to Wednesday October 14 at 6:30 AM.
• I-580 WB from Grand Ave. to I-80 including the connector lane to State Route 24 will be reduced to one lane from Tuesday October 13 at 9:00 PM to Wednesday October 14 at 5:30 AM.
• Off ramps for I-580 WB at Harrison St. and Oakland Ave. will be closed intermittently for the same period.
• Off ramps for I-580 EB at Harrison St. and Webster St. will be closed intermittently for the same period.
• On Ramp to I-580 EB at Oakland Ave. will be closed intermittently for the same period.


Motorists should drive with caution through the work zone.

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Get real-time traffic on Caltrans Quickmaps: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ Or follow Caltrans on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CaltransD4

Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to maintain California’s highways.
Please #BeWorkZoneAlert.

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J-Mack SR-220 Overnight Maintenance Closure - Oct 15

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: October 13, 2015
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: 510/286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

J-Mack Ferry-Mandatory Routine Maintenance Work
Overnight Scheduled Closure
Thursday, October 15, 2015 starting at 10:00 PM

SOLANO COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the J-Mack Ferry in the Delta overnight for routine preventive maintenance.

The J-Mack is closed to close starting Thursday, October 15 at 10:00 PM until Friday, October 16 at 4:00 AM.

The J-Mack Ferry runs on a cable across Steamboat Slough between Ryer Island in Solano County and Sacramento County.

The J-Mack, provides around the clock service on State Route 220.
During the closure, motorists are advised to use the Real McCoy Ferry, also known as the Cache Slough Ferry along State Route 84.

For the latest, please call the Caltrans Ryer Island Ferry Update Line at (510) 622-0120.

Additional information is also available on the Caltrans Delta Ferries webpage at:
http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/deltaferries/

Or follow Caltrans on Twitter at: https://mobile.twitter.com/CaltransD4
Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to maintain the J-Mack Ferry.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

WB I-80 Fairfield- Full Overnight Highway Closures-Start Oct 26

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: October 13, 2015
District: 4 – Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: (510) 286-5206

Westbound Interstate 80-Fairfield
Full Overnight Highway Closures-Two Weeks
Start Monday, October 26

SOLANO COUNTY– Caltrans and the Solano Transportation Authority (STA) will remove the temporary wooden false work on the new Green Valley Road/Interstate 80 (I-80) overcrossing above I-80 in Fairfield as part of the I-80/I-680/SR-12 Interchange Project.

Westbound I-80 Overnight Closures-Start October 26
To ensure worker and public safety, two weeks of night work on westbound I-80 are now scheduled starting Monday, October 26 until Friday, November 6 from 10:30 PM each night until 4:00 AM the following mornings. All work is weather permitting.

Detour Routes- Westbound I-80 detour starts at Suisun Valley Road. Westbound I-80 motorists will be detoured to the Suisun Valley Road exit, then onto Neitzel Road, left on Business Center Drive, left on Green Valley Road, then enter westbound I-80.

Northbound I-680 to westbound I-80 motorists will be detoured to EB-80 Connector Ramp, then exit at Suisun Valley Road off ramp, turn left at Suisun Valley Road Overcrossing, then left on Business Center Drive, then left onto Green Valley Road, and enter westbound I-80.

Motorists should expect delays. Detour signs will be posted.
Please #BeWorkZoneAlert

I-80/I-680/Highway-12 Project Improvements:
A new Green Valley Road overcrossing is being constructed just east of the existing overcrossing. It will have twice the number of lanes (4) as the existing overcrossing (2), along with a new on ramp to westbound I-80/SR-12. The connector ramp from westbound I-80 to westbound SR-12 also will be widened from one to two lanes.

For additional information: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/projects/solano8068012/

Or follow Caltrans at: https://twitter.com/CaltransD4

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Friday, October 9, 2015

State Route 29-Channelization Project-Napa County- update Oct 11

State of California • Department of Transportation

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Date: October 9, 2015
District: 4 – Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: (510) 286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

State Route 29-Channelization Project-Napa County
Updates Starting Sunday, October 11

NAPA COUNTY – Caltrans and its local stakeholders have started construction of the State Route 29 (SR-29) Channelization Project in and near St. Helena in Napa County.

Limited project-related utility work is scheduled for the final two-weeks of October 2015.

Daytime Work-Starting Sunday, October 4
Caltrans and its contractors will perform minor work in preparation for full project startup. This work includes the following: installation of perimeter storm water controls, tree stump grinding, traffic sign installation and material deliveries. Work will occur primarily from Stice Lane to Chaix Lane in the northbound shoulder.

Work is scheduled starting at 7:00 AM until 3:30 PM daily and will not require lane closures.

AT&T is also scheduled to remove remaining utility poles and abandoned underground cabling from Zinfandel Avenue to Charter Oak Avenue. Work will be primarily in the southbound shoulder. Work will be performed under a lane shift when necessary. Hours of work are scheduled from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM daily. No night work is currently scheduled for this week.

See our project webpage: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/projects/NAP29Channelization/
Or follow Caltrans on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CaltransD4

Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to improve California’s highways.
Please #BeWorkZoneAlert

For updates on county roads near SR-29 and maintained by the County of Napa go to:
http://www.countyofnapa.org/

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Santa Clara County-101 Ramp Meter Activation-Oct 13


TRAFFIC ADVISORY


Today’s Date: October 9, 2015
District: District 4, Oakland
Contact: Bernard Walik
Phone: 510.286.5705

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Caltrans to Activate Ramp Meters U.S. Highway 101

Santa Clara County- The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in partnership with Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) will begin ramp metering operations in both the northbound and southbound directions of U.S. 101 in Santa Clara County from the Monterey Road Interchange to State Route 85 / U.S. 101 interchange.

The implementation of ramp metering is an effective traffic management strategy to improve vehicle on-ramp merging, reduce travel time and improve the overall mobility of motorists traveling through the corridor during peak commute hours.

Metering lights in the southbound direction will be activated for the p.m. peak commute hours of 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Monday through Thursday) starting October 13, 2015. Metering during peak hours on Fridays will operation from 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. During this first week, the meters will be set to solid green then begin metering on October 20.

Metering lights in the northbound direction will be activated for the a.m. peak commute (5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Monday through Friday), on October 20, 2015. During this week, the meters will be set to solid green then begin metering starting on October 27.

Newly activated ramp locations could experience delays during the first few days. Caltrans will monitor the metered on-ramps and make adjustments as we fine-tune the metering operations. The ramp meter information line phone number is 510-286-4531.

For more information related to this project please contact:
Bernard Walik at 510-286-5705 or email at: Bernard_Walik@dot.ca.gov
You can also follow us on our website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/101tosrampmetering/
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State Route 29-Troutdale Creek Bridge-Traffic Switch-Oct 9

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: October 9, 2015
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: (510) 286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

State Route 29-Troutdale Creek Bridge
Between Calistoga and Middletown
Temporary Traffic Switch-Watch for New Configuration
Starts October 9 at 4:00 PM

NAPA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is continuing with construction of the State Route 29 (SR-29)-Troutdale Creek Bridge Replacement Project in northwest Napa County between Calistoga and Middletown.

To ensure worker and public safety, Caltrans is temporarily changing the configuration of temporary concrete barriers along State Route 29 (SR-29) approaching and over the new Troutdale Creek Bridge.

Temporary Traffic Signal Light-Activated
Motorists on SR-29 will be routed onto a temporary traffic configuration across the new Troutdale Bridge. However, motorists approaching the bridge on SR-29 will still encounter traffic signal lights. The temporary configuration will start at 4:00 PM on Friday, October 9 and will be in effect until further notice.

Motorists should allow for extra travel time, and watch for the temporary signal light, and new lane configuration. Please #BeWorkZoneAlert.

SR-29 Troutdale Creek Bridge Project
Caltrans will replace the existing Troutdale Creek Bridge with a new bridge and widen the northbound and southbound SR-29 bridge approaches. The existing bridge must be replaced because of years of wear at its base from the Troutdale Creek. The bridge approaches will also be realigned to conform to the new bridge, and improve sight-lines for motorists. The project is scheduled to be completed as early as late 2016.

For additional information: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/29troutdalecreek/
Or follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CaltransD4

Caltrans appreciate your patience as we maintain California’s highways and bridges.
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Thursday, October 8, 2015

SB I-680 Marina Vista Off-Ramp In Martinez-Now Open

State of California • Department of Transportation

NEWS RELEASE

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Date: October 7, 2015
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Shannon Brinias
Phone: (510) 286-5543


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Southbound I-680 Marina Vista Off-Ramp Now Open in Martinez

Martinez, Contra Costa County – After a five month closure, the Interstate 680 Martinez Marina Vista off-ramp reopened Friday, October 2, 2015, two days earlier than originally planned. The off-ramp had been closed since May 2015 for a rehabilitation project which widened lanes, improved the ramp radius, and added ADA-compliant walkways. This project also created a one-lane emergency access route to connect southbound I-680 with northbound I-680 for usage by emergency vehicles during a seismic event.

“It’s nice to see a project start on time and finish on time,” says Martinez City Manager Rob Braulik. “It’s one of the key entry points into the city, and in particular into the downtown, so having it open will make it much easier for employees, county employees and business employees, who use it to get downtown.” Caltrans worked efficiently in the environmentally-sensitive marsh setting by installing a water bladder system and groundwater filter to prevent contamination of the marsh ecosystem near the Mococo neighborhood.

In the coming days, the temporary signal system and pedestrian signal heads/push buttons at the Arthur Road detour will be removed.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

I-780 Connector Ramps from I-80 & I-680 Overnight Closures

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: October 7, 2015
District: 4 – Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: (510) 286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Interstate 780 –Connector Ramps from I-80 and I-680
Overnight Intermittent Connector Closures-Benicia and Vallejo
Start October 7 at 9:00 PM

SOLANO COUNTY – Caltrans continues a major pavement repair project on Interstate 780 (I-780) in Solano County. The work includes overlay and major pavement repair of seven miles of westbound and eastbound I-780 between Benicia and Vallejo.

Although no full highway closures are scheduled, motorists may experience delays as crews work on I-780 with intermittent, overnight, alternating ramp and lane closures. Work is weather permitting. Project will be completed as early as November 2015.

For two consecutive nights, starting October 7, crews will perform lane striping work in preparation of the major pavement repair project on I-780 between Vallejo and Benicia.

Eastbound I-780 Connector to Northbound I-680- Closed Overnight
To ensure worker and public safety, the eastbound I-780 connector to northbound I-680 in Benicia will be closed intermittently. Closures are scheduled Wednesday, October 7 and Thursday, October 8 at 9:00 PM until 6:00 AM the following mornings.

Eastbound I-780 to Northbound I-680- Detour-Benicia
Motorists traveling to northbound I-680 will be detoured to East 2nd Street, right on East 2nd, then northbound on East 2nd, right on Industrial Way, and left to northbound I-680.

I-780/I-80 Interchange-Alternating Overnight Connector Closures-Vallejo
At the same time, Crews will perform lane striping work at the I-780/I-80 interchange in Vallejo. Caltrans will alternate closures of ramps connecting I-80 with I-780 at various times overnight. Motorists should expect delays and watch for detours.

Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CaltransD4 Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to maintain California’s highways. Please #BeWorkZoneAlert

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Monday, October 5, 2015

I-680 Rehabilitation Project-Fairfield-Benicia Update Week of Oct 5

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: October 5, 2015
District: 4 – Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: (510) 286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Interstate 680 - Rehabilitation Project
Between Fairfield and Benicia-Update Week of October 5

SOLANO COUNTY – Caltrans is continuing construction of the Interstate 680 (I-680) Rehabilitation Project in Solano County which will rehabilitate and repave approximately 13 miles of northbound and southbound I-680 between Fairfield and Benicia.

Although no full highway closures are scheduled at this time, motorists may experience delays as crews work to repave I-680 with intermittent, overnight, alternating ramp and lane closures. Specific ramp closure and detour signs will be posted.

All work is weather permitting. The project will be completed as early as spring 2016.

I-680 Construction – Week of Monday, October 5
Starting Monday, October 5 until Monday, October 12 crews are scheduled to pave the shoulders of northbound I-680. To ensure worker and public safety, one of the two traffic lanes on northbound I-680 between Fairfield & Benicia will be closed nightly, Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 PM until 4:00 AM the following mornings.

*Motorists should drive with caution and watch for some uneven shoulders and sections of roadway as construction continues.

Paving crews are scheduled to complete final paving of southbound I-680 at a future date.

For additional project information: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/680solanorehab
Or follow Caltrans on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CaltransD4

Caltrans thanks you for your patience as we work to maintain California’s highways. Please #BeWorkZoneAlert

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Friday, October 2, 2015

EB I-80 Green Valley Road Onramp Closure-Fairfield-Starts 10-5

State of California • Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: October 2, 2015
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: 510/286-5206

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Eastbound I-80-Green Valley Road Onramp Closure
I-80/I-680/SR-12 Interchange Project-Fairfield
Overnight Closures-Start Monday, October 5 at 10:00 PM

SOLANO COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), and the Solano Transportation Authority (STA) are continuing work on the Interstate-80/Interstate-680/State Route-12 (I-80/I-680/SR-12) Interchange Project in Fairfield.

Starting the night of Monday, October 5 crews will begin removing the temporary wooden false work on the new Green Valley Road overcrossing above I-80 and I-680. The work will occur during five consecutive nights starting Monday, October 5 until the morning on Saturday, October 10.

Eastbound I-80 Onramp from Green Valley Road Closure
To ensure worker and public safety, the eastbound I-80 onramp from Green Valley Road will be closed nightly Monday, October 5 until Friday, October 9 starting at 10:00 PM until 4:00 AM the following mornings.

Motorists heading onto eastbound I-80 from Green Valley Road will be detoured onto southbound I-680, exit Gold Hill Road, enter northbound I-680 from Gold Hill, and onto eastbound I-80 from northbound I-680.

Motorists should expect delays. All work is weather permitting. #BeWorkZoneAlert

I-80/I-680/Highway-12 Project Improvements:
A new Green Valley Road overcrossing is being constructed just east of the existing overcrossing. It will have twice the number of lanes (4) as the existing overcrossing (2), along with a new on ramp to westbound I-80/SR-12. The connector ramp from westbound I-80 to westbound SR-12 also will be widened from one to two lanes.

For additional information: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/projects/solano8068012/
Or follow Caltrans at: https://twitter.com/CaltransD4
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