State of California • Department of Transportation
Date: February 26, 2015
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
J-Mack Ferry-Mandatory Dry Dock Upgrade Work
Long-Term Closure Rescheduled to March 26, 2015
SOLANO COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has rescheduled a long-term closure of the J-Mack Ferry in the Delta.
The closures originally scheduled to start Friday, February 27 have now been rescheduled to start Thursday, March 26 at 12:01 AM.
The ferry is scheduled to be returned to service by the week of Sunday, May 17. Caltrans will make an announcement once an exact return date is determined.
The scheduling change will allow crews to procure parts needed for repairs of the J-Mack, and also reduce the number of days the J-Mack is out of service.
Caltrans is working in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guards’ mandated dry dock inspection of the J-Mack Ferry. During this time, the ferry will be moved to a dry dock facility for the U.S. Coast Guard inspection, and upgrade and repair work to better suit the needs of the traveling public.
The J-Mack, also known as the Steamboat Slough Ferry, provides around the clock service on State Route 220 between Ryer Island in Solano County and Grand Island in Sacramento County.
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 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:
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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