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Bernal Avenue, I-680 Interchange Improvement Project Starts Soon

The project will begin on July 21 and is estimated to be complete by Feb. of 2015, according to city officials.

The City of Pleasanton’s Traffic Engineering Division reports that road construction to modify the Bernal Avenue/I-680 interchange will begin the week of July 21, 2014. 

The freeway on and off ramps at Bernal Avenue will occasionally be temporarily closed to traffic between the hours of 10 PM and 5 AM for night work. Ramp closure dates and times will be posted in advance at the ramp entrances. The approximate completion date for this project is February 2015.

The project will improve the interchange operation and safety. At the I-680 northbound on-ramp intersection, one westbound through lane will be converted to a shared through/right turn lane to the northbound on-ramp to reduce vehicle queue and congestion. 

At the I-680 southbound on-ramp intersection, one westbound through lane will be converted to a second westbound left turn lane to reduce vehicle queue and congestion. 

Also, the free running right turn lane from the I-680 southbound off-ramp to eastbound Bernal Avenue will be converted to a yield control to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. A sidewalk will also be constructed along the south side of Bernal Avenue between W. Lagoon Road and the northbound I-680 intersection.

For more information, please call (925) 931-5663.

—Information submitted by City of Pleasanton

James Lauderback July 09, 2014 at 07:10 PM
Why does it always seem that construction takes place after the congestion has increased due to development rather than taking care of it prior to creating the problem.

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