Caltrans makes I-80 lane change

By From page A3 | July 30, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Westbound Interstate 80 near the Interstates 80 and 680 interchange will be four lanes instead of five lanes for the next year.

The state Department of Transportation made the change Sunday night between the Interstate 680 connector and Green Valley Road overcrossing. The configuration will allow crews to work behind concrete safety barriers on the first phase of the Interstates 80 and 680 interchange project.

This first phase involves building a replacement Green Valley Road overcrossing and improving the westbound I-80 exit lanes onto Highway 12 through Jameson Canyon.

The temporary I-80 lane configuration will be in place until the first phase of the project gets completed in fall 2015. Motorists should expect delays, allow extra travel time and watch for crews at work, a Caltrans press release said.

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Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

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  • MattJuly 29, 2014 - 4:33 am

    Yea caltrans had the freeway screwed up until 6 am on Monday morning. Messed up thousands of people's commute.

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  • BeeboJuly 29, 2014 - 8:18 am

    Yeah, I was woken-up thinking that our bus driver was drunk.

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  • JagJuly 29, 2014 - 10:12 am

    I just saw it this morning so I guess no more car pool lane thru there.

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  • LilJuly 29, 2014 - 3:33 pm

    They need to have more of a notice that the carpool lane ends abruptly. It was kind of scary going through that area this morning. I wonder if it is going to be backed up there every morning?

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  • PhilJuly 29, 2014 - 8:08 pm

    It already gets backed up before the 680 exit and now I'm sure this WILL cause more problems. That whole WB 80 from the Hwy 12 overpass to Hwy 12 to Napa is dangerous with the slow trucks coming out of the scales and the suisun valley rd exit, then 680, then Hwy 12/jameson canyon rd. Just DANGEROUS I tell ya.

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