Pleasanton Southbound I-680 to Close Over MLK Weekend for Major Paving Overhaul

Pleasanton Southbound I-680 to Close Over MLK Weekend for Major Paving OverhaulSource: Caltrans
Tony Ng
Published on December 09, 2023

The southbound I-680 is set for a complete shutdown over the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. weekend from January 12 to January 16, 2024. Caltrans is gearing up for a pavement makeover to bid farewell to the worn-out roads that have been frustrating for Alameda County motorists.

Starting at 9:00 p.m. on Friday until the early hours of Tuesday, the section between the I-580/I-680 Connector and Koopman Road will be closed, according to Caltrans. This isn't just a minor fix; it's a significant upgrade aimed at making your drives smoother and reducing the need for frequent nightly closures, with an estimated 50 fewer closures in the future.

Caltrans assures that if rain or unforeseen circumstances arise, the closures will be postponed, and they will keep the public informed. Fortunately for northbound travelers, your side of the freeway is not on Caltrans's to-do list. Despite the inconvenience, Caltrans expresses gratitude in advance for drivers' patience during these necessary improvements. California Highway Patrol officers and message signs will be there to guide you through the detour maze if you find yourself feeling lost.

The detour plan is simple: westbound Interstate 80 motorists in Vacaville and Fairfield will stick to I-80, merging onto southbound I-880. Meanwhile, southbound I-680 drivers at the Benicia Bridge will detour onto I-780, then I-80, and finally onto southbound I-880. Caltrans has laid out detailed detour routes for various entry points to help every driver navigate around the closure with minimal hassle.

If you're planning weekend travel, check the Caltrans announcement for further details on the closure and alternate routes to ensure your journey is smooth.