Traffic Advisory

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Good afternoon,

Work continues on the Richmond-San Rafael (RSR) Bridge Access Improvement Project. Construction updates for the week of July 10th are as follows:

DAYTIME

  • Monday – Friday 5AM-2PM – Shoulder closures in the eastbound direction of I-580 on the RSR Bridge. This work is long-term and will occur daily through fall 2017.

NIGHTTIME

  • Monday (PM) – Saturday (AM): 9PM-5AM in Marin  Lane closures in the eastbound and westbound directions of I-580 from Sir Francis Drake Boulevard to the RSR Bridge. One lane in each direction will remain open at all times.
  • Monday (PM) – Saturday (AM): 9PM-5AM in Richmond – Lane closures in the eastbound and westbound directions of I-580 between Castro Street and the RSR Toll Plaza. One lane in each direction will remain open at all times.
  • Monday (PM) – Saturday (AM): 10PM-5AM in Marin – Roadway flagging operations on Main Street between Francisco Boulevard and the eastbound I-580 on/off-ramps. One lane will remain open at all times.
  • Monday (PM) – Saturday (AM): 9PM-6AM in Marin – Closure of the eastbound I-580 on-ramp at Main Street (San Quentin on-ramp). Please see Detour Map 1, below.

The Bike Path Shuttle between Marine Street and Stenmark Drive is available between 7AM and 7PM seven days per week.   For shuttle pick up, please call 510-715-1465. Please expect a 20 minute wait for shuttle service. See Detour Map 2, below.

Notice: This information is based on the work plans submitted by the contractors which are subject to change. For the most current information on all lane and ramp closures, please check the web site shown below before beginning your travel. 

For More Information

For more information or to see a video about the project, please visit: http://mtc.ca.gov/our-work/plans-projects/major-regional-projects/richmond-san-rafael-bridge-access-improvements. If you have additional questions about the project or construction updates, please call the project hotline at (510) 273-3640.

About the RSR Bridge Access Improvement Project

Over the last 50 years, the Richmond-San Rafael (RSR) Bridge has efficiently and effectively served Bay Area travelers while seeing a steady increase in daily vehicle use in recent years. From 2009 to 2014, the Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) across the bridge climbed from 70,000 to 80,000 representing a 14.3 percent increase. The RSR Bridge Access Improvements will ease congestion by increasing vehicle capacity on the Bridge and providing a new route for non-motorized travelers.

The RSR Bridge Access Improvement Project is made possible by a partnership between BATA, Caltrans, the Contra Costa County Transportation Authority (CCTA), and the Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM).

Traffic Advisory

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

 

Good afternoon,

Work continues on the Richmond-San Rafael (RSR) Bridge Access Improvement Project. Construction updates for the week of July 3rd are as follows:

 

DAYTIME

  • Wednesday – Friday: 5AM-2PM – Shoulder closures in the eastbound direction of I-580 on the RSR Bridge. This work is long-term and will occur daily through fall 2017.

NIGHTTIME

  • Wednesday (PM) – Saturday (AM): 9PM-5AM in Marin Lane closures in the eastbound and westbound directions of I-580 from Sir Francis Drake Boulevard to the RSR Bridge. One lane in each direction will remain open at all times.
  • Wednesday (PM) – Saturday (AM): 9PM-5AM in Richmond – Lane closures in the eastbound and westbound directions of I-580 between Castro Street and the RSR Toll Plaza. One lane in each direction will remain open at all times.
  • Wednesday (PM) – Saturday (AM): 10PM-5AM in Marin – Roadway flagging operations on Main Street between Francisco Boulevard and the eastbound I-580 on/off ramps. One lane will remain open at all times.
  • Wednesday (PM) – Saturday (AM): 9PM-6AM in Marin – Closure of the eastbound I-580 on-ramp at Main Street (San Quentin on-ramp). Please see below for a detour map.

Notice: This information is based on the work plans submitted by the contractors which are subject to change. For the most current information on all lane and ramp closures, please check the web site shown below before beginning your travel. 

For More Information

For more information or to see a video about the project, please visit: http://mtc.ca.gov/our-work/plans-projects/major-regional-projects/richmond-san-rafael-bridge-access-improvements. If you have additional questions about the project or construction updates, please call the project hotline at (510) 273-3640.

About the RSR Bridge Access Improvement Project

Over the last 50 years, the Richmond-San Rafael (RSR) Bridge has efficiently and effectively served Bay Area travelers while seeing a steady increase in daily vehicle use in recent years. From 2009 to 2014, the Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) across the bridge climbed from 70,000 to 80,000 representing a 14.3 percent increase. The RSR Bridge Access Improvements will ease congestion by increasing vehicle capacity on the Bridge and providing a new route for non-motorized travelers.

The RSR Bridge Access Improvement Project is made possible by a partnership between BATA, Caltrans, the Contra Costa County Transportation Authority (CCTA), and the Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM).

You are receiving this e-mail as a courtesy from the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Access Improvement Project. We send out notifications when contractors on the project plan a lane closure or construction activity that may have an effect on traffic in the vicinity. If you no longer wish to receive these notifications, please respond to this e-mail and state that you would like to be removed from the distribution list.

Richmond-San Rafael Bridge lane gets OK from bay overseer agency

It’s not often a new traffic and bike lane are created in a busy Bay Area corridor, but that’s what will happen on the increasingly busy Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.

A key bay protection agency gave its approval Thursday for the addition of an eastbound, third traffic lane on the lower deck and a bike lane on the upper deck of the span. The Bay Conservation and Development Commission reviews all projects that are built in or over the bay and its approval was needed to allow the commute relief plan to move forward.

“It keeps the project on track,” said John Goodwin, spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, which has guided the project through various regulators.

Beleaguered evening commuters could see a third lane open on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge in October 2017.
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Richmond-San Rafael Bridge commute relief due in October 2017

Beleaguered commuters could see a third lane open on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge in October 2017.

A final design to open a third eastbound lane on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge has been approved by Caltrans, clearing the way for a project to start once a builder is found.

“Work could start as soon as October,” said John Goodwin, spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the agency that has led the project. It would take one year of work to open the lane.

In addition to a third vehicle travel lane on its lower deck, a bike lane will go on top. The two projects have a $74 million price tag.

To read more of this Independent Journal article, click here