Congressman Garamendi Heralds Project to Reduce Traffic in Northern California
Solano-Napa I-80/I-680/SR12 Interchange Project will
Lower Commute Time, Improve Safety, and Create Jobs
FAIRFIELD, CA – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), a Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, joined several local leaders in the groundbreaking for a regional highway project that will create 1,200 jobs and will reduce congestion and improve safety for 150,000 motorists who travel through the Interstate 80/Interstate 680/State Route 12 interchange daily.
“For far too long, the ‘Cordelia Junction’ did not function for commuters, but today, we are beginning to break through the traffic jam,” said Congressman Garamendi. “This project will accelerate commerce, improve safety, and create jobs throughout Northern California. I want to thank the Solano Transportation Authority, other transportation agencies, and the private construction businesses for their partnership in moving this project forward.”
Garamendi added, “This project has federal, state, and regional funds committed to it. There was a problem, and the American people said let’s fix it. We have another problem: the U.S. Highway Trust Fund is set to run out in only a few months, threatening 700,000 American jobs and the stoppage of 112,000 projects. In the same spirit that is on display here in Solano, we must come together to pass a Highway Transportation Bill that keeps America running and fixes our crumbling infrastructure.”
More information from the Transportation Authorities
The Solano-Napa I-80 Interchange Project was developed through a partnership among the Solano Transportation Authority, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, California Transportation Commission, Federal Highway Administration, and the California Department of Transportation.
The project is the first construction package of Phase 1 of the I-80/I-680/SR 12 Interchange Project. It proposes to improve connector routes from westbound I-80 to westbound RR 12 and to modify the westbound onramp from Green Valley Road, as well as the I-80/Green Valley Interchange.
A new Green Valley Road overcrossing will be constructed above I-80 about 200 feet east of the existing overcrossing. The new overcrossing will have twice the number of lanes (4) as the existing overcrossing (2), along with a new on ramp to westbound I-80/SR-12. The connector ramp from westbound I-80 to SR-12 also will be widened from one lane to two lanes.