FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rio Vista – Caltrans is alerting recreational boaters and commercial shipping that the Rio Vista Bridge on State Route 12 is scheduled for waterway closure to large vessels and sailboats needing bridge lifts next week. The bridge will remain in the down position.
The bridge remains safe for travel. A Caltrans contractor and structural engineers will install a new permanent backup drive system to help address the overall reliability of the drawbridge that includes electrical, counterweight balancing and bridge lift testing.
The bridge will remain open to motorists under one way construction delays are expected.
SCHEDULE FOR MARINE TRAFFIC CLOSURE:
8 p.m. to 8 a.m. on May 25, 26, and 27.
A Public Notice is scheduled to appear in the Sacramento Bee newspaper on Thursday, May 19, 2022. The U.S. Coast Guard will announce the temporary deviation in the Local Notice to Mariners and/or Broadcast Notice to Mariners.
Additionally, pending approval from the U.S. Coast Guard (U.S.C.G) under temporary deviation, from June 1, 2022 through June 24, 2022, the lift span of the bridge will open on signal if at least 4-hours advanced notification is given to the bridge tender.
In accordance with the 2018 Coast Guard Authorization Act (P.L. 115-288), Section 832 d.1.B, Caltrans, must notify the public by publishing notice of the temporary change to drawbridge operating schedule in a newspaper of general circulation in the place where the bridge is located.
Work is scheduled to begin as listed but subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment and/ or materials, and other construction related issues. Check out Caltrans’ “Caltrans QuickMap” for current road conditions or download the QuickMap app from the App Store or Google Play. Motorists also can call the California Highway Information Network automated phone service at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).
For motorists using the State Route 84 Real McCoy and SR-220 Ryer Island Ferries as a bridge detour, additional ferry information is located on our Caltrans Delta Ferries website.
Bay Area motorists can check 511.org: https://twitter.com/511SFBAY or follow Caltrans District 4 on Twitter. In the Sacramento region, Caltrans District 3 will issue construction updates on Twitter @CaltransDist3 and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict3.