Caltrans News Release
District 4
Harry Yahata, District Director

November 22, 2000
Angela Blanchette (510)286-7397
Colin Jones (510)286-5776

*Caldecott Tunnel Construction November 27- December 2*

Nighttime Lane Closures Scheduled
Next Week in Caldecott Tunnel

Overnight lane closures are scheduled next week in the Caldecott Tunnel on Highway 24 in
Bore #3, the tunnel's northern bore, from Monday, November 27 through Thursday, November 30 from 8:30 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the following morning, and on Friday, December 1 from 9:30 p.m. until 9 a.m. the following morning.

The lane closures are scheduled for installation of a new instrumentation system in Bore #3.

Two bores of the three-bore tunnel 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.

The lane closures are part of a series of closures scheduled to perform urgent repairs in the Caldecott Tunnel. The first phase of these repairs -- beginning in January 2000 to replace concrete slabs, improve the tunnel's drainage system, and replace guardrails at the eastern end of the tunnel -- has been completed. The construction work scheduled this week will conclude the second phase of these repairs, which included replacing the original guardrails at the west end of the tunnel and repairing shade screens.

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