Monday, December 5, 2016

Ramp Metering Starts on NB I-680 Fremont Dec 6

State of California • Department of Transportation


Today’s Date: December 5, 2016
District: District 4
Contact: Marcus Wagner
Phone: 510-622-8758


Ramp Metering to Start on Northbound I-680 in Fremont
on December 6, 2016

Alameda County – Starting tomorrow, Caltrans (District 4) will begin ramp metering operations on northbound Interstate 680 in Fremont from Auto Mall Parkway/Durham Road to Mission Boulevard (north).

In order to acclimate drivers to the presence of the new meters, the lights will be solid green beginning December 6 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Beginning December 20, ramp meters will begin full operation Monday through Friday from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

The Ramp Metering Information Line number is (510) 286-4531.

The new ramp metering system is a collaborative effort between Caltrans and the City of Fremont. This I-680 corridor is already metered in the southbound direction during the morning peak hours. The city recently asked Caltrans to implement ramp metering to during evening peak hours in order to discourage freeway traffic from using city streets to bypass congestion.

Newly activated ramp locations are expected to experience delays during the first few days of cycling operation. Caltrans and city staff will monitor the metered ramps and make adjustments as needed.



  1. It is not clear from this blog which 680N on ramps are included in this effort. The 3 main ones that are causing traffic issues in the city are the 680 N on ramp on Washington Blvd, the on ramp on Mission Blvd (opposite Mcdonald's) as well as the Automall/Durham on ramp. Are all three on ramps for 680 N going to have metering lights?

  2. That's what it sounds like. This is a horrible idea. It's just going to cause more traffic issues. Maybe they should concentrate on getting the additional lane added on 680 NB faster!

  3. Talk about going from bad to worse. Complete gridlock across the entire city. The real problem is the number of workers in Fremont that have to use 680 to get home. Not people shortcutting on city streets.