The Express Lanes construction activities have reached a significant milestone – the majority of the civil construction is complete. The civil construction included the installation of overhead sign structures, construction of enforcement areas and maintenance vehicle pull-outs, and laying conduit for our toll system and communications network.
Due to the reduction in civil construction activity, a large portion of the orange plastic fencing and k-rail will be removed in August. It is required that a small portion of the fencing remains until the Express Lanes open, scheduled for Spring 2017.
Construction activities for the the toll system integration will continue on the highway and on a few city streets. Crews will install toll readers, enforcement cameras, and antennas, and work on the fiber optic communications network continues on I-680 from Martinez to Dublin.
What to Expect
- Intermittent and alternating nightly closures will occur in the northbound and southbound directions in the lanes closest to the median, in the lane closest to the shoulder from Martinez to Dublin. Approved construction work hours are: Monday through Thursday from 8 p.m. – 5 a.m., Friday from 8 p.m. – 7 a.m., Saturday from 7 p.m. to 10 a.m.
- Construction crews will be present on some city streets during the day near I-680 from Martinez to Dublin with temporary and minor pedestrian detours to maintain public safety.
- Temporary k-rail, construction signage and orange plastic fencing will be present from Martinez to Dublin to maintain a safe work zone.
- Construction lighting will be present and directed away from residential areas.