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July 26, 2011 > Mission Boulevard construction advisory

Mission Boulevard construction advisory

Issued by City of Fremont

Work continues for the State Route 238/Mission Blvd. Roadway Rehabilitation Project between Interstate 680 in Fremont and Blanche Street in Hayward. All construction activities are weather dependent.

Grinding and paving activities continue between Stevenson Boulevard and Interstate 680. Crews will start at Stevenson Boulevard and continue southbound to Interstate 680, then return in the northbound direction. One lane will be closed Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Because time is needed for asphalt to cool before a lane can be reopened, motorists should expect delays and may have to drive for a distance before being allowed to make a turn.

Motorists may experience some delays at the intersections due to the inherent slow speed of the grinding and paving equipment, while working through these intersections. There will be flaggers to guide motorists and to direct the traffic flow.

On Monday, July 25, crews will begin placing a chip seal on the roadway between Tamarack Drive and Blanche Street. After working in this location, they will continue on northbound and southbound lanes between Tamarack Drive and Stevenson Boulevard. One lane will be closed Wednesday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Motorists should expect delays during this work.

Chip seal work is scheduled to begin Monday, August 1, between Interstate 680 and Stevenson Boulevard. Crews will begin from Interstate 680 and work northbound towards Stevenson Boulevard, and then head southbound from Stevenson Boulevard towards Interstate 680.

Electrical work continues at various intersections. Please be alert for lane closures and construction workers.

On the weekend beginning Friday, August 5, the Caltrans contractor plans to work at the railroad undercrossing between Stevenson Boulevard and Las Palmas Avenue. From 8 p.m. Friday, August 5, until 6 a.m. Monday, August 8, the two southbound lanes will be closed. Two-way traffic will be in place on the northbound side of SR 238. Between Stevenson Boulevard and Las Palmas Avenue, northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane; southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane and detoured to the northbound (east) side of the highway. This weekend long closure is necessary due to the limited space and to allow crews a safe area to work. Motorists should expect delays of 15 to 20 minutes during this closure.

Every effort will be made to complete construction activities and reopen the roadway by 6 a.m. Monday, August 8. However, detours will remain in place if work continues past 6 a.m.

To avoid this construction, follow Walnut Avenue. to Paseo Padre Parkway, to Driscoll Road, and back to Mission Blvd., or the opposite direction, depending on direction of travel.

Construction activities for the eight-mile long project will include removal of failed Asphalt concrete pavement, grinding existing asphalt to a desired depth, overlaying roadway with rubberized asphalt concrete, installation of loop detectors (sensors that provides traffic monitoring data, Traffic Signals Timing), Signal & Lighting, and other electrical equipment, placement of a seal coat, and minor work, such as guard rails, sidewalks and Curb Ramps, drainage construction and pavement delineation.

The capital cost of this project is $14.4M from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program.

For more information, please call or email:
Allyn Amsk
Public Information Officer
Caltrans, District 4, Office of Public Affairs
(510) 286-5445

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