State of California • Department of Transportation
Date: September 24, 2015
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Project Hotline: 510-286-4531
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Interstate 80-Vallejo, Vacaville, and Fairfield
Ramp Meters to be activated September 28
SOLANO COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in coordination with the Solano Transportation Authority (STA), and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) are scheduled to activate ramp meters on Interstate 80 (I-80) in Vallejo, Vacaville, and Fairfield on Monday, September 28.
This second stage of ramp meter activation in Solano County includes on-ramp locations on eastbound and westbound I-80 between Redwood Street in Vallejo and Interstate 505 (I-505) in Vacaville.
The first stage of ramp meters on eastbound I-80 between Red Top Road and North Texas Street in Fairfield were activated in February 2014.
Ramp Meter Operational Hours-I-80 Vallejo and Vacaville
The ramp meters in Vallejo and Vacaville will be activated with the following schedule:
Afternoon commute Eastbound I-80: Meters will be solid green beginning September 28 from 12:00 PM until 8:00 PM. They will begin operating red-green October 6 on Mondays through Thursdays from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, and Fridays from 2:00 PM until at least 7:00 PM on Fridays. Outside of these peak hours, meters remain on solid green from 12:00 PM until 8:00 PM unless heavy traffic congestion occurs. During heavy traffic, meters will operate red-green.
Morning commute Westbound I-80: Meters will be solid green Mondays through Friday beginning October 4 from 5:00 AM until 10:00 AM. They will remain green unless heavy traffic occurs.
Sunday afternoon Westbound I-80: Meters will be solid green beginning October 4 at 12:00 PM until 8:00 PM. They will begin operating red-green from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM October 18, and remain on solid green outside of these hours from 12:00 PM until 8:00 PM.
What is Ramp Metering?
Ramp metering is a traffic management strategy using traffic signals and accompanying equipment and techniques to manage onramp flow on the freeway system.
Drivers entering I-80 where ramp meters are activated should stop at red and wait until the metering light turns green to enter I-80.
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