California Department of Transportation

Caltrans - District 6

  • Malcolm Dougherty
    District 6 Director

    Serving Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, and Tulare Counties

Contact Information

  • Address:
    1352 W. Olive Avenue
    Fresno, CA 93728

    Telephone:
    (559)488-4082 or
    (559)488-4248 or
    (559)444-2409

    Facsimile:
    (559)445-6259

Caltrans District 6 Fresno Metropolitan Area Map link

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Please refer to REFERENCE # below when calling the Public Information Office for more information.

2006 Press Releases

State of California . Department of Transportation

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CALTRANS COMMUTER ALERT

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District:
Contact:
Phone:
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Thursday, November 9, 2006
6 - Fresno
José L. Camarena
(559) 488-4067
13-06
 
www.dot.ca.gov/dist6/
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Caltrans Contra-Flow Demonstration,
Lane-Direction Reversal Exercise

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):
  • Eastbound State Route 180 on-ramp to Eastbound State Route 168.
  • Westbound State Route 180 on-ramp to Eastbound State Route 168.
  • McKinley Avenue on-ramp to Eastbound State Route 168.
  • Shields Avenue on-ramp to Eastbound State Route 168.
  • Ashlan Avenue on-ramp to Eastbound State Route 168.
All on-ramps will re-open at the conclusion of the Contra-Flow Demonstration Exercise.

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.

 

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