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I-680's weekend toll lane restriping should be finished by this morning's commute

Restricted lanes scheduled to open Sept. 20

A carpool lane on southbound Interstate Highway 680 has been re-striped in preparation for a new express toll lane on that roadway, the California Department of Transportation announced.

Work crews painted new double white stripes on the pavement of I-680 in order to separate the new express toll lane from other lanes, the Caltrans statement said.

New access zones where motorists can enter and exit the express lane are also being marked in the road work, which began on Thursday and is expected to be completed on Sept. 19, the statement said.

No tolls will be charged during the work period and the lane being re-striped will continue to function as a carpool or high-occupancy vehicle lane during the project, Caltrans said.

An 8-mile segment of I-680 from Washington Boulevard in Fremont to State Route 237 in Milpitas is expected to be re-striped in time for this morning's commute, Caltrans said.

The new express lane is scheduled to open at 5 a.m. on Sept. 20. For more information about the improvement is available at www.680expresslane.org.

Kyveli Diener, Bay City News

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