State of California • Department of Transportation
Date: August 4, 2015
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Allyn Amsk
Phone: (510) 286-5445
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
U.S. 101 Petaluma River Bridge Construction Project
Northbound and Southbound Traffic Shifts Planned at the Petaluma River
Long Term Off-Ramp Closure to Begin Wednesday Night, August 12, 2015
Petaluma, Sonoma County – On Friday night, August 7, Caltrans will shift northbound U.S. Route 101 traffic to the new bridge over the Petaluma River and the new bridge over State Route 116. The northbound traffic shift will be complete by 6 a.m. Saturday morning. Motorists should be alert for the new traffic configuration and drive with caution through the construction zone. After the traffic shift, the speed limit for northbound U.S. Route 101 will be raised to 55 MPH.
Southbound Traffic Shift and Long-term Closure of the Off-Ramp to Petaluma Blvd. South Begins Wednesday Night, August 12
On Wednesday night, August 12, Caltrans will shift southbound traffic to the center lanes over the Petaluma River. The southbound traffic shift will be complete by Thursday morning at 5 a.m. After the southbound traffic shift, the southbound off-ramp to Petaluma Boulevard South will be closed for about six weeks while the contractor raises the grade of the old roadway to match the new height and constructs a new southbound off-ramp to Petaluma Boulevard South.
• Detour for the Closure of Southbound Off-ramp to Petaluma Boulevard South: Exit at State Route 116 in Petaluma. Turn right on Lakeville Street, left on D Street, left on Petaluma Boulevard South, and continue to your destination.
• Alternate Detour: Continue on southbound U.S. Route 101, exit at Redwood Landfill, cross over the freeway and return to northbound U.S. Route 101. Exit at Petaluma Boulevard South.
• This work is weather dependent. If work is cancelled due to weather conditions, it will be rescheduled.
• The speed limit for southbound U.S. Route 101 will be reduced to 45 MPH in the construction zone.
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.