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Caltrans to discuss next phase of Interstate 680 construction

Original post made on Mar 15, 2011

If you want to know when all that construction work on Interstate 680 is going to end, Caltrans is holding an open house Wednesday, March 23, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the City of San Ramon's Community Center. Caltrans staff will be on hand to talk about the next phase of construction.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, March 14, 2011, 11:13 PM

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Posted by Alamo resident
a resident of Alamo
on Mar 15, 2011 at 8:42 am

It was wonderful to see Cal Trans repairing the long overdue 680 freeway. They have posted a couple 55 mph (construction zone) signs, in an effort to slow down traffic. The lanes are narrow and have been changed.

I drive this route several times a day and driver's (including mom's minivan with kids) blow by me at 80-85mph. CHP please patrol this stretch of freeway for everyone's safety !!

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Posted by Concerned Alamo Resident
a resident of Alamo
on Mar 15, 2011 at 11:08 am

I think that Cal Trans has a lot of work to do here to make this SAFE for everyone, the lanes are extremely narrow, poorly striped, and if you are in the carpool at dust or at night with the lane being so narrow and the headlights coming towards you from the traffic the opposite way its very scary... There are so many accidents in this area.... A car almost rolled in front of me last night on the way home because the person lost their lane and almost ran into another car... Please help us Caltran's before there is another accident. In a 5 day period I have almost been hit twice. Caltran's please step up and make a decision instead of just thinking what to do...

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Posted by MZ
a resident of Danville
on Mar 22, 2011 at 8:41 am

I'm surprised there are not more comments here. I'm glad they are finally repairing the the freeway. It's long overdue. But I must complain that the work is making the freeway much more dangerous. The abrupt lane changes are a real hazard. I've seen many cars swerve because they get caught between lanes. This is really scary when the lanes are so narrow. More signage, or striping or something needs to happen. We all need to slow down and use headlights, especially when it's raining.

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Posted by Concerned Resident
a resident of Danville
on Mar 23, 2011 at 11:22 am

I am too surprised, I don't think many people see that it is here... It is only Wednesday and there have been two accidents this week.... How hard is it to make sure that the old striping is completely removed and striping is applied that you can see... Lanes are narrow and the headlights are really bad in the commute lane in the early morning and then evenings after dark... CalTrans - please make this roadway safe for us to travel.

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