The public is invited to learn about innovative congestion relief and safety improvements to be implemented in the next two years along the Interstate 80 (I-80) corridor in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
The corridor includes I-80 from the I-80/580/880 interchange in Oakland to the Carquinez Bridge, San Pablo Avenue, and the arterials that lead to I-80. The improvements include adaptive ramp metering; high occupancy vehicle (HOV) bypass lanes at ramp meters; active managementof traffic during freeway incidents using variable advisory speed limits and lane management on the freeway and coordinated traffic signal timing on the local streets; bus priority at traffic signals and ramp meters; enhanced traveler information; and the coordinated operation of all the components - collectively referred to as the I-80 Integrated CorridorMobility (ICM) project.
The open house will be held on Monday, Feb. 13, from 6-9 p.m. at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium and Convention Center, 403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA.
The I-80 ICM project is a $93-million regional project that is expected to reduce the impacts of both commute and incident-related congestion on the freeway, including long delays and stop-and-go traffic, congestion-related traffic collisions, long emergency response times, unreliable commute times, and cut-through traffic. The project is a cooperative effort between the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans); the ten municipalities along the corridor (Oakland, Emeryville, Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Richmond, San Pablo, Pinole, Hercules, and Contra Costa County representingthe unincorporated areas); AC Transit; WestCAT; Alameda County Transportation Commission; Contra Costa Transportation Authority; West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee; and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. Construction of the improvements is funded through State transportation bond funds awarded by the California Transportation Commission.
Meeting facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. Individualswho require special accommodation (American Sign Language interpreter, accessible seating, documentation in alternative formats, etc.) are requested to contact the Caltrans District Public Affairs Office, at 510-286-4444 at least 5 days prior to the scheduled meeting date. TDD users may contact the California Relay Service TDD line at 1-800-735-2929 or Voice Line at 1-800-735-2922.