|Traffic and Construction News|
Traffic Information is updated weekly to describe impacts from construction in the City of Napa and surrounding areas. For general Bay Area traffic information, visit http://www.511.org and for Caltrans highway information visit www.dot.ca.gov/caltrans511/. See current CHP activity at http://cad.chp.ca.gov/
Here's the latest news on traffic and construction impacts in and around the City of Napa.
Updated January 11, 2013
1. Caltrans, the Solano Transportation Authority (STA), and the Napa County Transportation and Planning Agency (NCTPA) are underway with work to widen Highway 12 through Jameson Canyon in Napa and Solano Counties. Drivers should anticipate ongoing construction activity. Changeable message signs will alert drivers to any lane closures or detours that may be needed, and information will be posted here as the work progresses. When closures occur, Highway 37 the recommended detour route between Highway 29 and I80. Additional project information is now posted on Caltrans’ new Highway 12-Jameson Canyon webpage at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/12jamesoncanyon/
2. The extension of Saratoga Drive has required the closure of Silverado Trail in both directions from the "Y" intersection at Soscol Avenue to Sousa Lane. During weekday work hours from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., traffic is detoured around the work area using Sousa Lane and Soscol Avenue. A temporary traffic signal has been installed at Soscol and Sousa to facilitate this detour. Drivers wishing to avoid the detour are encouraged to use Third Street, First Street and Lincoln Avenue to connect between Silverado Trail and Soscol Avenue. The detour is expected to remain in place for several more weeks.
3. A major project to underground utilities and make improvements to Highway 29 is underway in the St. Helena area, from Mee Lane (south of the city) to Charter Oak Avenue (in the city). PG&E will build a trench, place the overhead utility and services lines underground, and remove the utility poles along the highway. Caltrans will follow with a project to build a continuous two-way left turn lane, and an overall safer highway for residents, visitors and bicyclists, with standard-width shoulders and a bicycle ‘fly around’ at the Whitehall Lane railroad crossing. Contractors are committed to keeping both lanes open whenever possible during construction. Private and public entities and the utilities are working together in a coordinated effort to mitigate the short-term impacts of construction. Detaile information on the project can be found at http://www.accesssthelena.org/
5. Flood Project work on Napa Creek is now moving into a new phase. The Coombs Street Bridge over Napa Creek has been permanently removed, eliminating vehicle traffic from connecting from Coombs to Clinton-Brown Streets. Pedestrian acceess remains using the new pedestrian bridge.See the Napa Creek Flood Project page for additional information.
6. Various street work with traffic controls:
Drive safely while we’re building a safer Napa.