A Sacramento man whose pickup truck caught fire Thursday morning near the toll plaza on the Bay Bridge was placed in the hospital on an emergency psychiatric hold, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The opening of a new Golden Gate Bridge moveable barrier will be in early January 2015. According to transit officials the installation will require the bridge be shutdown for two-days.
Drivers surprised by a new exit location are trying to avoid driving over the Golden Gate Bridge after they miss the last San Francisco exit by making a risky, illegal turn which could prove disastrous as one incident illustrated Monday.
Caltrans is warning riders that a paving project on the 580 to I-80 maze connection will cause hours of rerouting overnight for the next few weeks.
The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District’s board of directors considered plans Friday that could possibly raise tolls as high as $8 by 2018 to make up a projected budget shortfall.
Drivers approaching the Bay Bridge from Interstate 880 or West Grand Avenue and who use FasTrak to pay for tolls will be detoured this weekend, as Caltrans and the Bay Area Toll Authority add a new FasTrak lane on the span.
The driver of a big-rig that became stuck in a narrow lane at the Golden Gate Bridge’s toll plaza Tuesday morning said traffic prevented him from getting to the wider lanes to his right, a California Highway Patrol officer said.
The historic Golden Gate Bridge will take a more modern approach to collecting tolls when it becomes the first California span to replace all human toll takers with an automated system Wednesday.
Officials at the Golden Gate Bridge say they have targeted March 27, 2013 as the date they hope to switch exclusively to electronic tolls.
Three men were arrested this week in connection with a string of robberies at the Carquinez Bridge toll plaza, California Highway Patrol officials announced Thursday morning.