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Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge Crossings on the Rise During Pandemic
Top Stories
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Newly released data indicate the popularity of the pedestrian and bicycle paths on five of the Bay Area’s state-owned toll bridges since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Daytime Closures of Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Bicycle/Pedestrian Path to Begin Next Week
News Release
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The new bicycle/pedestrian path on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge will be closed for five hours each weekday, beginning Monday, Feb.

Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Bike/Ped Path to Close Each Night This Week and Dec. 17-18
News Release
Monday, December 9, 2019

The new bicycle-pedestrian path on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge will be closed each night this week from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. to allow crews to perform maintenance work on the north side of the span. 

Barrier Installation to Begin This Week For New Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Bike/Ped Path
News Release
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Crews will begin work this week to install the moveable concrete barrier that will separate the two westbound traffic lanes on the upper deck of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge from a new bicycle/pedestrian path expected to open later this fall.

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

Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Scheduled for More Joint Replacement
News Release
Friday, February 22, 2019

Caltrans and BATA today announced that contractors already working on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge to replace the upper-deck joint that failed Feb. 7 will remain on site for the next several months to replace 31 more joints on the upper deck of the 63-year-old span. 

Documents

Traffic Advisory I-580 Access Improvement Projects Week of October 25, 2020
RSR BRIDGE - TRAFFIC ADVISORY_WEEK OF OCTOBER 25 2020.pdf (287.52 KB)
Traffic Advisory I-580 Access Improvement Projects Week of October 18, 2020
RSR BRIDGE - TRAFFIC ADVISORY_WEEK OF OCTOBER 18 2020.pdf (287.36 KB)
Traffic Advisory I-580 Access Improvement Projects Week of September 6, 2020
RSR BRIDGE - TRAFFIC ADVISORY_WEEK OF September 6 2020.pdf (222.57 KB)
Traffic Advisory I-580 Access Improvement Projects Week of August 23, 2020
RSR BRIDGE - TRAFFIC ADVISORY_WEEK OF August 23 2020.pdf (223.25 KB)
Traffic Advisory I-580 Access Improvement Projects Week of August 9, 2020
RSR BRIDGE - TRAFFIC ADVISORY_WEEK OF August 9 2020.pdf (424.2 KB)

Media

Richmond Bridge Inspection
Video
Thursday, March 5, 2020

The Richmond-San Rafael bridge will still have normal traffic, but the bike/pedestrian path is closed weekdays for three weeks so Caltrans engineers can inspect the 65-year-old bridge, as required

Richmond-San Rafael Bridge: Moveable Wall
Video
Thursday, October 17, 2019

When the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Bike/Pedestrian path opens (which is expected in mid-November), for the first time in Northern California history there will be bike and pedestrian access connec

Richmond San Rafael Bridge Joint Repair
Richmond San Rafael Bridge Joint Repair
Photo Gallery
Monday, August 19, 2019

Several weeks before work to replace 31 steel expansion joints on the upper deck of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge was completed in August, 2019, Berkeley photographer Karl Nielsen spent an eve

Ribbon Cutting: Third Eastbound Lane on Richmond-San Rafael Bridge
Ribbon Cutting: Third Eastbound Lane on Richmond-San Rafael Bridge
Photo Gallery
Friday, April 20, 2018

Caltrans today opened a long-awaited third eastbound lane on Interstate 580 to accommodate peak period traffic from San Rafael to Richmond.

Third Eastbound Lane on Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Opens
Video
Friday, April 20, 2018

The third lane of the eastbound Richmond-San Rafael Bridge is now open to traffic during evening rush hour. It's a major milestone to relieve traffic that backs up into San Rafael every night.

Richmond Bridge Eastbound Congestion Relief
Video
Friday, December 15, 2017

Eastbound traffic on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge will soon have an extra lane open to traffic during peak rush-hour congestion.

Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Project
Video
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Drivers and people on bicycles will see major improvements on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, according to a plan to expand the eastbound shoulder into a working traffic lane during evening rush ho

Cross Section of Richmond-San Rafael Bridge (Looking West) Showing Proposed Improvements
Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Access Improvements
Photo Gallery
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) is collaborating with Caltrans, the Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM) and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) on a four-year pilot project that