Traffic Advisory

UPDATED TRAFFIC ADVISORY

 

Good afternoon,

 

Work continues on the Richmond-San Rafael (RSR) Bridge Access Improvement Project. Construction updates for the week of October 16th are as follows:

 

DAYTIME

  • Monday-Saturday 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 December 2017. NOTE THAT STARTING WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 18th NEW ELECTRONIC SIGNS ON THE BRIDGE MAY BE ILLUMINATED AND UNDERGOING TESTING.

NIGHTTIME

  • Sunday (PM) – Friday (AM): 9PM-5AM in Marin Lane closures in the eastbound and westbound directions of I-580 from Sir Francis Drake Boulevard over the RSR Bridge. One lane in each direction will remain open at all times.
  • Sunday (PM) – Sunday (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): 11PM-6AM in Marin – Closure of the Sir Francis Drake Boulevard on-ramp to eastbound I-580.  Please see Detour Map 1.

 

SPECIAL NOTICE FOR RICHMOND SAN RAFAEL BRIDGE USERS:  STARTING WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 18th, MOTORISTS WILL SEE SOME INTERMITTENT TESTING OF NEW ELECTRONIC SIGNS ON THE RSR BRIDGE IN THE EASTBOUND DIRECTION.

SPECIAL NOTICE FOR GOLDEN GATE TRANSIT RIDERS: STARTING JULY 20TH, 2017, THE GOLDEN GATE TRANSIT DISTRICT BUS STOP LOCATED ON THE MAIN STREET ON-RAMP SERVING SAN QUENTIN VILLAGE (580 ON-RAMP AT MAIN) HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY RELOCATED TO FRANCISCO BOULEVARD. THIS STOP SERVICES ROUTE 40 AND 40X. PLEASE SEE DETOUR MAP 2 FOR THE LOCATION OF THE TEMPORARY BUS STOP. THIS RELOCATION WILL BE TEMPORARY AND LAST FOR ABOUT SIX MONTHS AT WHICH TIME THE STOP WILL BE MOVED BACK TO THE RECONSTRUCTED MAIN STREET ON-RAMP.

 

SPECIAL NOTICE FOR CYCLISTS: 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 MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY OR 510-715-0765 ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. PLEASE EXPECT A 20-MINUTE WAIT FOR SHUTTLE SERVICE. PLEASE SEE DETOUR MAP 3.

 

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).

Fires

The National Weather Service has issued a RED FLAG WARNING for all of Marin county from until 5 am Tuesday.

MAJOR FIRES STARTED OVERNIGHT AND ARE CURRENTLY BURNING IN SONOMA AND NAPA COUNTIES! MANDATORY EVACUATIONS ARE UNDERWAY!

DO NOT CALL 9-1-1 FOR A SMELL OF SMOKE ONLY. SMOKE IS DRIFTING TO MARIN FROM NEARBY FIRES. CALL 9-1-1 IF YOU SEE ACTIVE SMOKE OR FIRE LOCALLY.
Strong north and northeast winds and very low humidities will combine to create extreme fire growth potential, contributing to wildfire conditions that fire fighting resources may be unable to control. Read the full fire weather forecast here…

Marin County Open Space and Water District lands are closed (call to confirm)
• MMWD Mt. Tamalpais watershed lands are closed to public motor vehicle traffic on Sky Oaks Road beyond the Sky Oaks Ranger Station.
• All watershed land use permits have been suspended.
• Natalie Coffin Greene Park is closed to vehicle traffic.
• For additional MMWD closure information, please call (415) 945-1195
• All Marin County Parks events and programs on open space land are cancelled for duration of warning.
• For additional Parks and Open Space closure information, please call (415) 473-6387
What can I do to protect my home and family?
1. Review the Ready, Set, Go wildfire preparedness program
2. Create a wildfire evacuation plan and prepare now, BEFORE a fire starts.
3. Do not use charcoal barbecues.
4. Do not use power tools outdoors.
5. Clean ALL leaves and needles from your roof, rain gutters, and around your house.
6. Do not drive or park in dry grass.
7. Once you’ve completed steps 1-6, take action to create or enhance your home’s Defensible Space. Directions are available at www.firesafemarin.org/defensible-space.
8. Call 911 if you see or smell smoke.
For more information on disaster preparedness, please visit FIRESafe MARIN online!

Traffic Advisory

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

 

Good afternoon,

 

Work continues on the Richmond-San Rafael (RSR) Bridge Access Improvement Project. Construction updates for the week of October 9th are as follows:

DAYTIME

  • Monday-Saturday 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

  • Sunday (PM) – Friday (AM): 9PM-5AM in Marin Lane closures in the eastbound and westbound directions of I-580 from Sir Francis Drake Boulevard over the RSR Bridge. One lane in each direction will remain open at all times.
  • Sunday (PM) – Sunday (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): 11PM-6AM in Marin – Closure of the Sir Francis Drake Boulevard on-ramp to eastbound I-580.  Please see Detour Map 1.
  • Monday (PM) – Saturday (AM): 10PM-6AM in Richmond – Closure of the eastbound I-580 off-ramp to Marine Street. Please see Detour Map 2.

SPECIAL NOTICE FOR GOLDEN GATE TRANSIT RIDERS: STARTING JULY 20TH, 2017, THE GOLDEN GATE TRANSIT DISTRICT BUS STOP LOCATED ON THE MAIN STREET ON-RAMP SERVING SAN QUENTIN VILLAGE (580 ON-RAMP AT MAIN) HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY RELOCATED TO FRANCISCO BOULEVARD. THIS STOP SERVICES ROUTE 40 AND 40X. PLEASE SEE DETOUR MAP 3 FOR THE LOCATION OF THE TEMPORARY BUS STOP. THIS RELOCATION WILL BE TEMPORARY AND LAST FOR ABOUT SIX MONTHS AT WHICH TIME THE STOP WILL BE MOVED BACK TO THE RECONSTRUCTED MAIN STREET ON-RAMP.

 

SPECIAL NOTICE FOR CYCLISTS: 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 MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY OR 510-715-0765 ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. PLEASE EXPECT A 20-MINUTE WAIT FOR SHUTTLE SERVICE. PLEASE SEE DETOUR MAP 4.

 

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).

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.
Click here to read the rest of this Independent Journal article.

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