State of California • Department of Transportation
Date: May 15, 2015
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
J-Mack Ferry-Mandatory Dry Dock Upgrade Work
Extended to Late June 2015
SOLANO COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has extended its scheduled long-term closure of the J-Mack Ferry in the Delta.
The J-Mack was closed starting Thursday, March 26 at 12:01 AM, and was scheduled to be returned to service by the week of Sunday, May 17.
Due to the number of repairs on the J-Mack, the J-Mack is now estimated to return to service late June 2015.
Caltrans will make an announcement once an exact return date is determined.
The closure will allow Caltrans to work in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guards’ mandated dry dock inspection of the ferry. During this time, the J-Mack has been 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, 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, 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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