California Department of Transportation

California Department of Transportation

Headquarters - External Affairs Office
Mark DeSio, Deputy Director External Affairs

April 16 , 2004 


Fairfield -- The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) today announced the start of work on an important highway interchange in Solano County, the first step in a comprehensive plan to bring congestion relief to a key part of the area.

As a result of a $26 million rehabilitation project, Caltrans will widen, resurface and repair three miles of Interstate 80 between the I-80/I-680 Interchange and State Highway 12. The project will add a lane to the four-lane highway, widen connector ramps, and replace damaged pavement.

"This work is the first step toward the regional goal of a much larger reconstruction project on the interchange," said Caltrans Director Tony V. Harris. "Today we have planted the seed for reducing traffic congestion and delays in this area."

Nearly 200,000 vehicles travel the corridor each day between the Bay Area and the Central Valley, according to Caltrans.

Construction is scheduled for completion by the end of the year. A groundbreaking ceremony is set for Friday, April 16, at 10 a.m. with state, local and federal officials attending.