Solano County

CHP truck scales project wins award

By From page A3 | May 24, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Solano County’s renovated California Highway Patrol truck scales complex along eastbound Interstate 80 near Fairfield looks good to the California Transportation Foundation.

The group on Thursday had its 25th annual Transportation Awards ceremony. It named the truck scales renovation as Safety Project of the Year.

The California Department of Transportation, California Highway Patrol and Solano Transportation Authority teamed up on the $100 million project, which got dedicated a year ago. They slightly relocated the truck scales to better accommodate freeway traffic and improved its ability to inspect trucks for load and safety violations.

Among the other award winners were the Caldecott Tunnel fourth bore as Project of the Year, former Caltrans director Will Kempton as Person of the Year, the Interstate 215 widening in San Bernardino as Freeway/Expressway Project of the Year, the San Francisco Bay Area Bike Share as Pedestrian/Bicycle Project of the Year, the State Route 1 and Salinas Road interchange as Interchange Project of the Year, the Devil’s Slide Tunnel as Conventional State Highway Project of the Year and State Route 238 improvements in Hayward as Local Street Project of the Year.

The Bay Bridge east span replacement won special recognition.

The California Transportation Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable transportation organization that provides transportation scholarships to students, provides financial assistance to transportation workers injured on the job and to families of transportation workers who die, and sponsors various events.

Reach Barry Eberling at 427-6929 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/beberlingdr.

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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  • Ulises GuberMay 24, 2014 - 7:38 pm

    I thought the Bay Bridge east span replacement got special recognition when they discovered the bolts that hold it together are cracked, must be a participation type award you know, good job for showing up....

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  • RobMay 24, 2014 - 10:40 pm

    If you spend enough you can get an award... Of the seven truck bay doors you can see from the freeway they are hardly ever open. I hear there are inspection pits under the bays that are heated with a hot water pipe system (radiant heat) and take three days to warm up. It is never cold enough in this area to warrant these, especially if they always keep the doors closed. There was far too much money spent on making it look good, rather than be a functional facility at a reasonable cost.

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