Caltrans News Release
District 4
Harry Yahata, District Director

September 19, 2000
Contact: Angela Blanchette (510)286-7397
Colin Jones (510)286-5776

*Caldecott Tunnel Construction September 19-30*

Nighttime Lane Closures Scheduled in Caldecott Tunnel

Due to urgent repairs needed to fix an underground water pipe that broke in the Caldecott Tunnel on Highway 24 in Bore #3, the tunnel's northern bore, the following closures are scheduled. In addition, scheduled maintenance work will also be conducted in Bore #1, the tunnel's southern bore, and Bore #2, the tunnel's northern bore. The closures will occur at the following times:

Crews will be working alternately in all bores of the three-bore tunnel, and two bores will remain open to eastbound and westbound traffic during these lane closures. Some traffic delays are expected and motorists are advised to use alternate routes or public transportation when possible. 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.