October 4, 2011 > Scheduled maintenance for SR84/Niles Canyon Road
Scheduled maintenance for SR84/Niles Canyon Road
Submitted By Traci Ruth
State Route 84 in Niles Canyon, from Old Canyon Road in Fremont to west of Sunol, will be closed for Caltrans' annual pre-winter preventative maintenance work on Saturday, October 8, 2011, from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. If there is adverse weather, work will be re-scheduled for Saturday, October 15, 2011, from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Except for emergency services and local residents with proper identification, the road will be closed to all west-bound and east-bound traffic, including bicyclists. There will be a check point at Palomares Road, manned by California Highway Patrol, to monitor traffic entering Niles Canyon and for traffic enforcement throughout the closure.
Work will include litter removal, drain cleaning, electrical re-lamping, guard-rail repairs, weed and overgrown brush removal, tree trimming, mowing, rock scaling and rock slide material removal, shoulder grading, pothole repairs, sign repairs, sweeping and delineation.
This preventive and routine maintenance work is done each year prior to winter to help reduce potential flooding and mudslides and avoid lane and road closures during winter storms.
Please remember to Slow for the Cone Zone.