Detour Despair as Norris Canyon Road Faces Three-Day Freeze for Fixes

Detour Despair as Norris Canyon Road Faces Three-Day Freeze for FixesSource: County of Alameda
Eileen Vargas
Published on November 22, 2023

Norris Canyon Road is slated for a three-day shutdown from December 4–6, according to officials. The announcement, which came via the Alameda County Facebook page, indicated the road will be off-limits to through traffic due to critical repair works needed on the roadway and embankment, bearing the brunt of recent storm onslaughts.

The closure affects the stretch from the Alameda County Line to Crow Canyon Road between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. For those who rely on this thoroughfare, it's a wrench in the gears of daily life; detours are sure to churn the morning rush into a slow churn of brake lights and creeping speedometers. The repair work, necessary as it might be, throws a spanner in the works just as the cold hand of winter begins to grip the Bay Area roads.

Details regarding the shutdown can be traced back to a Facebook post on Alameda County's official page. They've thrown in the usual disclaimer, cautioning that the "above schedule may change due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances."

The county's Maintenance and Operation Department is on standby. You can send an email to [email protected] or dial (510) 670-5500 to get the lowdown on the closure directly from the source.