Rio Vista

Highway 12 paving to slow traffic east of Rio Vista

By From page A5 | April 20, 2014

RIO VISTA — The California Department of Transportation will perform one-way traffic control on Highway 12 from the Sacramento River to Potato Slough for paving this week.

Work is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday, according to a Caltrans press release. Motorists should expect 20-minute delays.

The work is part of the $47 million Bouldin Island Rehabilitation Project to construct a new roadway between the Potato Slough and Mokelumne River bridges. The project, scheduled for completion in 2017, will add a concrete median barrier with a 5-foot inside shoulder and an 8-foot outside shoulder with rumble strips.

The construction schedule is subject to change.

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Adrienne Harris

Adrienne Harris

Adrienne joined the Daily Republic in September 2009. She earned her journalism degree at the University of Florida in 2005 and has worked at newspapers in Fort Pierce, Fla.; Las Cruces, N.M.; and El Paso, Texas.

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  • John AndersonApril 20, 2014 - 7:38 am

    Let's hope that this FINALLY happens and it is not just another patch job with a pie-in-the-sky completion schedule on the real overhaul. This very busy section of 12 is among the very WORST and dangerous roads in the state....maybe even the country! Utterly preposterous- especially so when you consider that it is the MAIN east-west route from I-5 to I-80 for truckers not to mention cars and RVs. Skinny, undivided, no shoulders for long stretches with deep ditches alongside and an almost undriveable road surface. It has been a "Blood Alley" for decades. And how about where 12 enters Rio Vista from the west? What a joke that is! So narrow that the trucks cannot stay in their lanes and so they knock down the channelizers which have to replaced every couple of months. It should be condemned tor trucks...or upgraded to modern standards. Yet Caltrans says they have no plans to do so. It is time that SR12 across the Delta was brought up to 21st century standards!!

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  • CD BrooksApril 20, 2014 - 8:19 am

    4 Lanes, lighted with dividers, 65MPH posted limit. Nothing less will be satisfactory.

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