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I-80 Eastbound Cordelia Truck Scales Relocation Project
The Interstate 80 Eastbound Cordelia Truck Scales Relocation Project in Fairfield will reconstruct and modernize the existing eastbound Cordelia Truck Scales Facility built in 1958. The project will also include the construction of a four-lane bridge across Suisun Creek and new braided on and off ramp access between the Truck Scales, I-80 and nearby Highway 12.
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the Solano Transportation Authority (STA) and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) broke ground on the project on April 20th, 2012.
New Facility Coming
The new, nearly $100 million complex will make it more efficient for CHP to conduct safety inspections and improve technology.
The new facility will be constructed approximately 2,500 feet east of the existing facility and accommodate the projected increase of traffic along I-80 through 2040. As of spring 2012, nearly 10,000 trucks a day traveled from the Port of Oakland along I-80 to Northern California and beyond.
Features and Benefits
The new truck scales facility will also improve traffic safety and travel times along the busy I-80/I-680/Highway 12 corridor in Solano County by improving:
- Truck inspection times with modern state-of-the-art weigh-in-motion technology. The new scales will make it easier for the CHP to weigh trucks entering the scales.
- Inspection capability of trucks with multiple loads. The new facility will include new multiple truck inspection bays, making it easier and more efficient for the CHP to conduct routine inspections.
- Traffic flow of trucks entering and exiting the new facility. The new scales will be constructed with newly designed traffic lanes using a system of braided ramps which will improve the safety of all vehicles entering and exiting the facility as well as improve traffic flow along the I-80/I-680/Highway 12 corridor.
Traffic Information and Additional Contacts
Motorists may encounter some delays along eastbound I-80 during construction.
Please leave a safe driving distance between yourself and vehicle in front of you. And watch for crews working in the area, slow for the cone zone and move over when you see Caltrans crews at work.
As the project moves forward, see how the project is shaping up. Caltrans, CHP and the Solano Transportation Agency broke ground on April 20th, 2012.
June 21, 2012- An earth digger carves out a home for drainage pipes.
June 21, 2012- A big crane for a big job.
June 21, 2012- As foundation work progresses, Caltrans construction workers build
wooden pile walls.
June 21, 2012- The facility’s drainage system is underway.
June 21, 2012- Spraying down the dirt makes it more workable and reduces
the amount of dust at the construction site.
June 21, 2012- Steel rebar atop a wooden pile wall.
June 21, 2012- A news van drives by the construction site.
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California Highway Patrol (CHP)
Solano Transportation Authority (STA)
If you need additional information, please contact:
Caltrans Public Information Officer, Solano County