District: District 3 - Marysville
Contact: Dennis Keaton
Phone: (916) 825-5252
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 a waterway closure to large vessels and sailboats needing bridge lifts this 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 but delays are expected due to one-way traffic control during construction.
Schedule for Marine Traffic Closure:
From 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, August 15 through Friday, August 19. Crews will be installing and testing new equipment.
A Public Notice was published in the Sacramento Bee on Sunday, August 14. The U.S. Coast Guard announced the temporary deviation in the Local Notice to Mariners and/or Broadcast Notice to Mariners.
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.
Under temporary deviation, from August 15 through August 19, the lift span of the bridge will open on signal if at least four hours advanced notification is given to the bridge tender.
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’ QuickMap for current road conditions or download the free QuickMap app on 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 at: D4 Delta Ferries.
Bay Area motorists can check 511.org on Twitter: @511SFBay or follow Caltrans District 4 on Twitter: @CaltransD4. In the Sacramento region, Caltrans District 3 will issue construction updates on Twitter @CaltransDist3 and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict3.