Caltrans News Release

District 4
Harry Yahata, District Director

August 4, 2000
Contact: Colin Jones (510) 286-5776

     NEW I-580/680 CONNECTOR RAMP TO OPEN SUNDAY MORNING

A new connector ramp from northbound I-680 to eastbound I-580 in Pleasanton will open to traffic on Sunday, August 6 at 7 am, Caltrans officials have announced.

This elevated replacement connector will improve access and merging between the freeways and the Hopyard Road off-ramp and ultimately carry two lanes of traffic. Only one lane of the connector will open Sunday with the second lane opening early next year.

Final striping, signing and paving will be done by construction crews tonight and tomorrow to get the ramp ready for opening on Sunday.

The new connector is the latest improvement of an ongoing $55 million project to upgrade the I-580/680 interchange. In May, a new on-ramp from Village Parkway to northbound I-680 opened. New southbound I-680 on/off ramps at Amador Plaza in Dublin and a new southbound 680 to eastbound 580 flyover will be completed in the next 15 months. The entire project is scheduled to be done by the end of 2001, well ahead of schedule.

All of these interchange improvements are funded by Measure B, a cent sales tax passed by Alameda County voters in 1986.

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