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Emergency Road Closure: Isabel Avenue/State Route 84

Southbound State Route 84/Isabel Avenue between Jack London Boulevard and Stanley Boulevard scheduled to be closed Friday night.

Here's an announcement provided by Caltrans:

On Friday, June 8, to Saturday, June 9, Caltrans will close southbound State Route 84/Isabel Avenue in Livermore between Jack London Boulevard and Stanley Boulevard from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. in order to place K-Rail along southbound State Route 84 in preparation for construction. Detours will be in place by signage. 

Detour for commuters traveling southbound along State Route 84:

  • Left turn on to Jack London Boulevard
  • Right turn on to Murrieta Boulevard
  • Right turn on to Stanley Boulevard
  • Left turn on to State Route 84

Motorists are advised to expect delays and encouraged to take alternate routes if necessary. Motorists are also advised that traffic fines are doubled in construction zones.

DC June 08, 2012 at 02:21 PM
Great... another place for the CHP to double their ticket run-ups. Can Caltrans and the CHP do anything ELSE to slow down this commute? I've driven this road daily for over a decade. When I started it took an hour to get to work. Now, after millions spent and delays all the time, it takes an *hour and a quarter* It was faster when it was a little two-lane windy road, even during the dotcom boom. This was a ridiculous waste of money, and the CHP's blatant abuse of that road in terms of tickets. No, I haven't gotten one up there, but the CHP will sit up there and literally SLOW DOWN TRAFFIC below the speed limit, while not "noticing" disabled cars just down the way from there. This project was a boondoggle and fraud, and is just getting worse. Why is that stretch between Jack London and 580 now 40mph? To become the CHP's next honey-pot, not for any supposed safety impact. If the state wants the money from this road, grow some stones and just start putting a toll on it. Your motives are so transparent!
Megan June 08, 2012 at 03:12 PM
can't call it an emergency road closure since the detour signs have been up for a while now. Emergency road closure means that it was a sudden closure not one that was planned.
Kristofer Noceda (Editor) June 08, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Hi Megan. Caltrans is calling it an emergency closure. Do you remember when the detour signs were posted? Thanks!
paulette June 08, 2012 at 03:49 PM
I noticed detour signs were erected in the last 10 days on concannon.
Terri M. June 08, 2012 at 03:55 PM
I sure hope this means they are widening this road and making it 2 lanes on each side. It was poor planning when they built it to only make it one if they expected it to be a major commute road between South Livermore and 580.
Sean June 08, 2012 at 04:43 PM
I'm pretty sure that stretch has always been 40mph even before the widening. I don't see how it's abuse to partol a road that sees a lot of accidents and speeding. I hear sirens all the time going up pidgeon pass. I was passed once on the shoulder by a jack ass doing 80mph plus.
::thumbs up:: June 09, 2012 at 09:21 PM
I hate how they made Isabel the focal point road now and its not how it used to be. Now the actual downtowners have deal with traffic from people who don't live close or even in Livermore. It sucks. Its just like the closure of Portola off ramp, dumb. The whole redesign of these roads are not in best interest of Livermorians, its for the people who live around Livermore or past it. Livermorians have to pay the price for other people I guess. Grrrrrr.
Mark Tarte June 10, 2012 at 04:12 AM
DC, the stretch they closed for the k-rails is in Livermore jurisdiction.
Cherry June 10, 2012 at 04:52 AM
Always been 40 mph in that area.

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