State of California • Department of Transportation
Date: June 14, 2016
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Allyn Amsk
Phone: (510) 286-5445
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
State Route 1 in Sonoma County near Gleason Beach
Construction for One-Way Traffic Control Begins Week of June 13
SONOMA COUNTY – Due to erosion caused by winter storms, Caltrans is beginning an emergency project to install traffic signals near Gleason Beach. Work is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 13 with the installation of signs; traffic signals are scheduled to be installed and activated on Thursday, June 16.
When installation is complete, one-way control will be in place 24 hours per day. During high traffic periods or holidays, Caltrans may also use flaggers to keep traffic moving efficiently.
• The contractor plans to begin work on June 13. Prior to activation of the traffic signals, motorists should expect to find one-way reversible traffic control and construction Monday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Once the traffic signals are installed, one-way reversible traffic control will continue until further notice.
o Motorists should expect brief delays of approximately five to ten minutes and allow additional time to reach their destination.
Safety is the Department of Transportation’s highest priority, and this lane reduction is necessary due to erosion. Plans are being developed for a future micro-realignment project that will shift the highway a few feet to the east.
The State Route 1 Gleason Beach Realignment Project will completely realign the highway to the east. However, this major project is in the final environmental document phase, has yet to be designed, and will not go into construction until 2019. Until that time, Caltrans will continue to monitor the highway and maintain safety for travelers.
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.
For more information about Caltrans projects in Sonoma County, visit the webpage at www.dot.ca.gov/dist4 and click on Sonoma County.