8/6/14 – CONSTRUCTION HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR A LATER DATE.
TRAFFIC ADVISORY – Nighttime Closures on Westbound I-80 to Begin in Early August – Plan for Detours
Caltrans will soon install the first in a series of eleven approximately 25-foot-high overhead sign frames that will span the width of the westbound I-80 lanes. In the coming months, the sign frames will be installed between Cutting Boulevard in Richmond and Powell Street in Emeryville, necessitating lane and full westbound freeway closures in the vicinity of the installations.
Travelers are advised of nighttime lane closures and full westbound closures beginning August 7, 2014. Motorists are advised to expect detours and delays during the nighttime closures.
Beginning Tuesday, August 5: To facilitate sign frame installation, portions of westbound I-80 will be closed from 1 a.m. to 3 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The first installation will occur at Carlson Boulevard in Richmond. During this time, westbound lanes will be closed to traffic in the vicinity of the installation, and motorists will be detoured to a local frontage road. Eastbound and westbound lane closures of I-80 will continue on Sundays through Thursdays, beginning at 9 p.m. and ending at 5 a.m.
Every Tuesday and Thursday Continuing Until October:
Caltrans will continue to implement closures on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9 p.m. the previous evening – 5 a.m. (lane closures) and 1 a.m. – 3 a.m. (full closures) on portions of westbound I-80 until all eleven sign frames have been installed. The second closure and sign frame installation will occur at Cutting Boulevard in Richmond.
Caltrans anticipates that the closures will continue through October 2014. However, this work is weather-dependent, and the schedule is subject to change.
Roadway work entails installing large overhead sign frames that will feature new electronic signage. The signage will be activated in early 2015 as part of a larger network of I-80 SMART Corridor strategies to ease traffic congestion and enhance safety on this heavily travelled corridor between the Bay Bridge Toll Plaza in Alameda County and the Carquinez Bridge in Contra Costa County.
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