Caltrans

Tunnel Traffic

Overnight Closure Of Devil’s Slide Tunnels For Training Exercise Ends Early

The California Department of Transportation completed a mandatory emergency drill in San Mateo County’s Tom Lantos (Devil’s Slide) tunnels earlier than expected Saturday morning

12/06/2014

Robin Williams performing at the Punch Line in San Francisco, California on October 17th, 2012. (Photo Credit: Alex Stack, via the Punch Line Facebook page)

Tunnels North Of Golden Gate Bridge May Finally Get Named After Robin Williams

State Assemblyman Marc Levine has formally proposed legislation that would name the highway tunnels near the northern end of the Golden Gate Bridge after Robin Williams. Caltrans maintains they never had an official name.

12/01/2014

San Francisco Central Subway

Nearly $82M Awarded To Construct Central Subway In San Francisco

Caltrans awarded nearly $82 million to construct the Central Subway light rail line in San Francisco, representatives said on Wednesday.

11/30/2014

A map shows where the joints that need to be replaced are located on the upper deck of the Bay Bridge. (CBS)

Caltrans To Close Lanes At Night On Bay Bridge For Joint Replacement Project

Anywhere from one to four lanes westbound on the Bay Bridge will be closed starting Friday night, as Caltrans works to replace six deteriorating joints.

11/13/2014

Artist rendition of an attached bike path on the western portion of the Bay  Bridge. (Caltrans)

Toll Authority Votes To Spend $10 Million On Another Study Of Bay Bridge Bike Path To San Francisco

A $1.3 million study in 2011 showed that a bike path on western portion of the Bay Bridge would cost tens of millions of dollars. Now the Bay Area Toll Authority has voted unanimously to spend $10 million to commission another study on how to build that bike path.

11/12/2014

Bay Bridge Crash

Caltrans Investigates Safety Measures After ‘Unexpected’ Wrong-Way Driver Wreck On Bay Bridge

Caltrans officials are looking at ways to possibly enhance safety measures on the Bay Bridge after a wrong-way driver struck several cars last Saturday night.

11/11/2014

Workers make adjustements to a bike path next to the new Bay Bridge Self-Anchored Suspension (SAS) tower on August 26, 2013 in San Francisco.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Bridge Bike Path Closes Temporarily As Work Crews Extend Trail To Yerba Buena Island

Starting this week, the new Bay Bridge bike path will be closing periodically as crews continue to tear down the old span, but cyclists are willing to put up with it since the work is extending the trail to Yerba Buena Island.

11/11/2014

Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs

Funds Diverted From Other Caltrans Projects To Make Up For New Bay Bridge Span Deficit

The new Bay Bridge eastern span will likely end up at least $35 million in the red, and officials are shifting money from other completed Caltrans bridge projects to make up the difference.

11/03/2014

Bay Area traffic jam (Photo by Sarah Rice/Getty Images)

Caltrans To Crack Down On Freeway ‘Jumping’ Drivers Looking To Avoid Marin Traffic

A common tactic by frustrated drivers to momentarily avoid freeway traffic – getting off the freeway only to get right back on – is the subject of a crackdown in Marin County.

10/21/2014

A map shows newly-installed steel plates on the upper deck of the Bay Bridge caused speeds to slow significantly. (CBS)

Caltrans Suspends Bay Bridge Construction Project After Metal Plates Cause Commute Chaos

Caltrans officials have decided to suspend a big construction project on the Bay Bridge after metal plates used to secure the area caused major traffic issues on the span last week.

10/19/2014

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