Bay Area Traffic
Caltrans apologized for a power outage that caused major backups at the Caldecott Tunnel Monday morning, because of an inability to switch the middle bore to westbound traffic. Workers were testing the new system out when they tripped a circuit that caused the glitch.
The stretch of San Francisco’s Market Street from 6th Street to Van Ness Avenue is getting re-paved this weekend starting Friday night.
At least seven people have been killed in traffic collisions on Northern California freeways this holiday weekend and 159 arrested for driving under the influence. Those numbers are up from 2011.
Caltrans officials say they are still on schedule to reopen the Dumbarton Bridge in time for the Tuesday morning commute after being closed Memorial Day Weekend.
Commuters in Silicon Valley could see congestion relief by the end of next month when VTA turns carpool lanes connecting highways 880 and 237 into toll lanes.