Caltrans - District 6
District 6 Director
Serving Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, and Tulare Counties
1352 W. Olive Avenue
Fresno, CA 93728
2006 Press Releases
|State of California . Department of Transportation
|CALTRANS COMMUTER ALERT|
|Thursday, November 9, 2006
6 - Fresno
José L. Camarena
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|WHAT:||Caltrans Contra-Flow Demonstration, Lane-Direction Reversal Exercise|
|WHEN:||Sunday, November 19, 2006
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
|WHERE:||Fresno County, Eastbound State Route 168, in the city of Fresno,
between State Route 180 and Ashlan Avenue
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces the temporary closure of the eastbound lanes on State Route 168 from the State Route 180 junction to Ashlan Avenue in the City of Fresno, in order to initiate a Contra-Flow Demonstration Exercise.The following closures are scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. (subject to change):
Contra-Flow, or traffic lane flow reversal, is a traffic management program designed for quick, emergency evacuation of an area. During an actual emergency, this tactic doubles the number of lanes available for evacuating traffic out of an impacted area. Data and other information gathered from this exercise will be utilized by Caltrans and other agencies, locally and statewide, to study the resources and processes involved in a high level evacuation operation.
The public should expect delays in these areas during this time and motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes.
Caltrans would like to thank the residents and commuters for their patience during this exercise. The public is reminded to drive with extra care while travelling through the impacted areas.
Road conditions are available by telephone through the Caltrans Highway Information Network at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623). For further information regarding this project, contact the Public Information Office at the number listed above.