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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.