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Crews Complete Richmond-San Rafael Joint Replacements
Top Stories
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Work crews this morning completed the final concrete pour of the months-long project to replace 31 expansion joints on the westbound upper deck of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.

Final Week for Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Joint Replacements
Top Stories
Monday, July 8, 2019

Caltrans and the Bay Area Toll Authority today issued the ninth in a weekly series of updates on the work underway to replace 31 joints on the westbound upper deck of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.

Transportation Foundation Honors Bay Area Projects
Top Stories
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The California Transportation Foundation (CTF) yesterday named the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Eastbound Third Lane Pilot Project as its Freeway/Expressway Project of the Year for 2018.

Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Joint Replacement Project Hits Home Stretch
Top Stories
Monday, May 13, 2019

Caltrans and the Bay Area Toll Authority today issued the fourth of a weekly series of updates on the work underway to replace 31 joints on the westbound upper deck of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridg

Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Joint Replacement Project Reaches Key Milestone
Top Stories
Monday, April 22, 2019

Caltrans and the Bay Area Toll Authority today issued the first of a weekly series of updates on the work underway to replace 31 joints on the westbound upper deck of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

Orange and White: The Colors of (Express Lane) Construction Season
Top Stories
Monday, November 26, 2018

Just as orange poppies and trees with bursts of white blossoms herald the advent of spring in the Bay Area, the sudden appearance of orange fencing and white K-rails signals the start of improvements along the region's freeways.

SB 1 Funds Accelerate Caltrans’ Highway Repair Program
Top Stories
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Caltrans today identified more than 120 highway maintenance projects around the state to be undertaken through June 2019 with new funding from the Senate Bill 1 transportation financing package approved last year by the state Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Caltrans, East Bay Regional Park District Sign Lease for Historic, Newly-Restored Bridge Yard Building
Top Stories
Friday, December 15, 2017

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and East Bay Regional Park District (Park District) today signed a 10‑year lease for the historic, newly-renovated Bridge Yard Building, previ

511 Tracking Travel Disruptions in Fire Zones
Top Stories
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Update as of November 1, 2017: With the North Bay fires contained, 511 has discontinued posting of fire-related road closures and transit disruptions.

New Vista Point at Yerba Buena Island Offers Views and Amenities to Cyclists/Pedestrians
Top Stories
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Adapted from a San Francisco County Transportation Authority press release.

Documents

Traffic Advisory I-580 Access Improvement Projects Week of October 21, 2019
RSR BRIDGE - TRAFFIC ADVISORY_WEEK OF OCOTBER 21 2019.pdf (624.54 KB)
Traffic Advisory I-580 Access Improvement Projects Week of October 14, 2019
RSR BRIDGE - TRAFFIC ADVISORY_WEEK OF OCOTBER 14 2019.pdf (464.25 KB)
I-880 Express Lanes October 2019 Construction Update
880 Express Lanes October 2019 Construction Notice.pdf (251.96 KB)
Traffic Advisory I-580 Access Improvement Projects Week of October 6, 2019
RSR BRIDGE - TRAFFIC ADVISORY_WEEK OF OCOTBER 6 2019.pdf (608.96 KB)
Traffic Advisory I-580 Access Improvement Projects Week of September 15, 2019
RSR BRIDGE - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15 2019.pdf (526.83 KB)

Media

The Final Implosion of the Old Bay Bridge East Span
Video
Monday, November 13, 2017

Caltrans has finished its demolition of the old Bay Bridge East Span a year ahead of schedule, and 10 million dollars below budget, with a stupendous final implosion of the final two piers.

Original East Span Pier Implosions
Video
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Watch two marine foundations from the original Bay Bridge implode in less than 30 seconds!

MTC 2016 Awards: Dr. Brian Maroney
Video
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Brian Maroney, who serves as Caltrans’ chief bridge engineer, is this year’s recipient of the Greta Ericson Distinguished Service Award.

Bay Bridge Joint Replacement (West Span)
Video
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Since October, early morning commuters on the Bay Bridge have been dealing with lane closures so Caltrans can replace expansion joints which have been in place since 1936.

TRIP Report Documents California's Road Condition Crisis
Video
Friday, September 12, 2014

National researchers, Caltrans and regional authorities are sounding the alarm about California’s streets and roads.

Bay Bridge Ramps to Yerba Buena Island & Treasure Island
Video
Friday, August 15, 2014

Videographer Mark Jones reports from the scene below the Bay Bridge, where the San Francisco Transportation County Transportation Authority is constructing westbound on- and off-ramps that will con