I-680/Sunol Grade HOV Lane Groundbreaking

For Immediate Release
June 27, 2001
Lauren Wonder @ Caltrans (408) 232-0228
Tomi Van de Brooke (925) 938-8640

OAKLAND The California Department of Transportation announced today that a groundbreaking ceremony for the I-680 Sunol Grade HOV lane project will be held on Friday, June 29, 2001 at 1 p.m.

The $26 million HOV lane contract was awarded last month with completion scheduled for summer 2002. It is the second phase of a $170 million project to provide significant congestion relief for both southbound and northbound I-680 along the Sunol Grade, currently the second-most congested corridor in the Bay Area.

The California Department of Transportation and cooperating agencies

WHAT: I-680 Sunol Grade HOV Lane Groundbreaking

WHEN: Friday, June 29, 2001 at 1 p.m.

WHERE: Applied Biosystems, 6001/6177 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton
(new address is 6001, sign reads 6177 Sunol Blvd.)

Event will take place south of building along walkway between the pond and freeway


Exit I-680 at Sunol Blvd./Castlewood Drive. Turn east on Sunol Blvd. and proceed to Applied Biosystems,6177 Sunol Blvd. on left side of the street. A tent will be set up at the back of the facility in a grassy area near the walkway.


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