Caltrans News Release

District 4

Harry Yahata, District Director

Date: August 1, 2000

Contact: Angela Blanchette (510)286-7397

Colin Jones (510)286-5776


* Caldecott Tunnel Construction August 1 - August 9*

Nighttime Lane Closures Scheduled in Caldecott Tunnel

Overnight lane closures are scheduled in the Caldecott Tunnel on Highway 24 at the following times:

Bore #2, the tunnel's middle bore:

Bore #1, the tunnel's southern bore:

The nighttime lane closures are scheduled for remedial work, such as painting, installing slotted pipes, and sealing concrete slab joints.

Two bores of the three-bore tunnel will remain open to eastbound and westbound traffic during these lane closures, and no major traffic delays are expected.

The lane closures are part of a series of closures scheduled to perform urgent repairs in the Caldecott Tunnel. These repairs, which began in January 2000, are expected to be completed by next week.

All scheduled closures will be clearly marked near the tunnel's entrances to advise motorists.

Motorists can get the latest information on lane closures and construction activities by calling the Caldecott Tunnel construction hotline at (510) 286-7395.