Randell H. Iwasaki, Executive Director
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Walnut Creek, CA 94597
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From: Allyn Amsk [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 3:10 PM
To: 580 Scofield Stakeholders
Subject: Update for Interstate 580 Scofield Avenue and Western Drive Bridge Deck Replacement Project
Dear Stakeholders for the Interstate 580 Scofield Avenue and Western Drive Bridge Deck Replacement Project:
In November 2012 Caltrans provided an update to the City of Richmond's Point Molate Community Advisory Committee. At that meeting, staff announced that construction should begin in January 2013, with the closure of the eastbound Interstate 580 Western Drive on-ramp to take place later in the spring. However, since that update, the contractor who was the apparent low bidder for the project did not meet Caltrans bidding requirements. The Department is currently reviewing the other bids and has not yet awarded the contract.
On January 30, 2013, Caltrans will provide a project update to the Point Richmond Neighborhood Council. In addition, an open house meeting is planned for Spring 2013 to discuss construction activities. This meeting will be held prior to the closure of the eastbound Interstate 580 Western Drive on-ramp. Start date for work will not be known until a contract has been awarded and the contractor provides the Department with a schedule.
During construction, the eastbound Western Drive on-ramp will be closed for approximately 90 days. Passenger vehicles that are 3/4 ton or less will use the existing bicycle facility that runs underneath I-580. During the hours between 5:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m., there will be a flagger at the entrance of the bicycle facility, and a pilot vehicle will lead vehicles to eastbound I-580. The pilot vehicle will then return to the entrance to the bike facility where the flagger is stationed. Larger vehicles and trucks, however, will travel westbound across the Richmond-San Rafael bridge, exit at the San Quentin interchange, turn left at the end of the off-ramp, and turn left at the on-ramp to eastbound I-580. The detour across the bridge and back is about 9 miles long, and the extra travel time will be about 10 minutes, regardless of the time of day.
If you have any further questions, please contact the Public Information Officer, Allyn Amsk, at (510) 286-5445
Public Information Officer
Caltrans, District 4, Office of Public Affairs
Office (510) 286-5445
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