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August 15, 2013

State of California • Department of Transportation


Date:                August 14, 2013
District:        4 - Oakland
Contact:        Allyn Amsk
Phone:        510/286-5445

Interstate 580 Scofield Avenue and Western Drive  
Bridge Decks Replacement Project
Lanes Opening for New Westbound Bridge Decks

Contra Costa County – Today Caltrans opened two lanes of westbound Interstate 580 traffic and moved westbound traffic to the new bridge decks over Scofield Avenue and Western Drive.  Tonight, August 14, the contractor will continue paving and plans to open a third lane by 6 a.m. Thursday morning.  If work is not complete tomorrow morning, the third westbound lane will open on Friday morning, August 16.

One westbound lane will be closed tonight for construction activities, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. In general, motorists can expect night time lane closures in the westbound direction from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and in the eastbound direction from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., as the contractor works on various construction activities.  One lane in each direction will remain open at all times. In addition, the bicycle shuttle will remain in operation from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The eastbound Western Drive on-ramp is expected to open by mid-September.  Until then, the bike path detour for smaller vehicles will remain open from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Work will now begin on the eastbound Scofield Avenue bridge deck. This is an active construction site and the 45 MPH speed zone will be enforced by the California Highway Patrol. Drive cautiously through the construction zone and leave a safe traveling distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you.  Please remember to “Slow for the Cone Zone.”

For more information about the project, call the message line at (510) 286-5820 or visit the Caltrans webpage at http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/580scofieldave/  

Allyn Amsk
Public Information Officer
Caltrans, District 4, Office of Public Affairs
Office (510) 286-5445  

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