I-580 Connector at I-680 Reopened After CHP Issued Sig-Alert Due to Overturned Truck

No one was injured in the crash, according to the California Highway Patrol.

DUBLIN, Ca: Collision at I-580 Connector at I-680. Photo Credit: Heather Grimm
DUBLIN, Ca: Collision at I-580 Connector at I-680. Photo Credit: Heather Grimm
The westbound Interstate Highway 580 connector to northbound Interstate Highway 680 near the Dublin border reopened this afternoon, more than an hour after a truck overturned, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The crash was reported at 10:43 a.m. on the connector ramp and a Sig-alert was issued at 10:53 p.m. The accident, which blocked the two-lane ramp, was cleared around noon, according to the CHP.
The crash involved a truck that was pulling a trailer with another vehicle on it, CHP officials said. No injuries were reported.
T. Brickle April 23, 2014 at 11:26 AM
Two words explain why the state won't redesign/rebuild that interchange: Price Tag. Estimates have been in the high hundreds of millions of dollars to redesign and rebuild that interchange. Not to mention we're talking at least 10 years to finish it if the process was started today. For perspective, the Isabel/580 interchange cost just under $100 million and took close to 5 years to actually build. There were years of design, studies and other pre-construction activities so in total it probably took closer to ten years for a relatively standard interchange.
timothy April 23, 2014 at 01:13 PM
T Brick let regardless it a total shame and there are no excuses. Highway planners and designers I am sure are highly paid yet do they deserve such pay? Taxpayers would say no. If only we had a say in that!
Camaro on Cinderblocks April 23, 2014 at 01:54 PM
They need a new freeway from 580 to 680 that starts at Eden Canyon and goes through the mountains and comes out in San Ramon
timothy April 23, 2014 at 06:13 PM
California needs a LOT of freeways but as long as the Democrats remain in power it will never happen because the Sierra Club, which holds on dearly to its 1970's mindset, controls the democratic Party on highway issues. They forget that vehicles will run far longer and put out far more automotive exhaust while sitting in zero to 10 mile per hour traffic than if roads were build to handle the heavy load. They have always assumed that building freeways encourages sprawl. We all know that "sprawl" occurs in people's bedrooms making too many babies as well as out of control immigrant policies. We all pay for poorly managed government. And environmentalist have been lying to everyone for years. Sadly my generation of baby boomers believed everything their teachers told them. Blindly. And this is why we are in such bad shape.


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