Most I-580 lanes reopen
Traffic has somewhat resumed back to normal as four of the five lanes on Interstate 580 eastbound near North Flynn Road outside Livermore are now open to vehicles following a week of storm-related damage repairs.
According to Caltrans, this will be temporary until a permanent fix is installed.
Two of the lanes were initially closed due to a major crack and because the guardrail and part of the shoulder adjacent to the cracks had collapsed down the embankment.
On March 24, Caltrans workers shut down three lanes so that they could set themselves up to pave and restripe some of the roads the following day in order to shift the highway to the left and reopen the four lanes.
Tolls to resume on I-680
Beginning Friday (March 31), tolling is set to resume on the I-680 Sunol express lanes and new toll policies for clean air vehicles (CAVs) will be in effect on both the I-580 express lane and the I-680 express lanes in Alameda County.
The Alameda County Transportation Commission (CTC) and the Interstate 680 Sunol Smart Carpool Lane Joint Powers Authority (I-680 Sunol JPA) announced the updates in a statement Monday.
I-680 tolls begin northbound north of Mission Boulevard/State Route (SR) 262 to SR-84 / Vallecitos Road and southbound from SR-84 / Calaveras Road to SR-237 / Calaveras Boulevard.
The I-680 express lanes will resume operations between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday to Friday. FasTrak is required for all express lane users.
Diablo Road Culvert Replacement
To replace a drainage culvert on Diablo Road, east of Alameda Diablo, the town of Danville has fully closed a section of the road from March 23 until April 13.
The temporary road closure between Alameda Diablo and Avenida Nueva has allowed city workers to begin replacing the culvert, which is a type of drainage pipe that is built into roads and bridges to give an opening underneath the surface for water to flow.
"The project is necessary to maintain safe travel on Diablo Road and integrity of the Town drainage system," according to the town's website.
It also states that the town has scheduled the removal of compromised eucalyptus trees over the same project period as the culvert replacement.
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