Caltrans District 4 has produced a 10-minute video of the EB I-80 Cordelia Scales-Ribbon Cuttingon July 12, 2013.I-80 Eastbound Cordelia Truck Scales Relocation Project. It includes maps, photos, video and factoids.
The Truck Scales facility became operational on Thursday, August 1, 2013. Here are some images of the first vehicles to be inspected.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on July 12, 2013 to celebrate the completion of the Eastbound Cordelia Truck Scales, which are scheduled to officially open to truck traffic the week of July 22nd.
I-80 EB Truck Scales Fact Sheet (July 2013)
The existing Cordelia Truck Scales are located within the I-80/I-680/SR12 interchange, a point at which two major interstate freeways and one state highway converge.
The truck scales substantially contribute to the congestion and safety concerns on I-80 because of the large number of trucks exiting and entering I-80 and the close proximity of the scales to both the Suisun Valley Road and I-680 and SR 12E interchanges. Congestion leads to closure of the truck scales when queuing trucks begin to back up onto the mainline freeway.The proposed project is to construct a larger, more efficient truck scale facility on eastbound I-80 approximately 2,500 feet to the east of the current facility in a large oval configuration. Associated on- and off-ramps would be constructed, and, upon completion of the project, the existing facility would be demolished.
The project area encompasses the existing facility, the site of the new facility, and all associated on- and off-ramps and utility relocations. The project area extends along I-80 from the Scandia Family Center (at post mile 13.8) east to the SR 12 East (SR 12E) interchange with I-80 and continues east along SR 12E to Chadbourne Road, a distance of 2.1 miles.
On June 23, 2011 the California Transportation Commission Approved $47.8 million of State funds for the project. These funds combined with $24.6 million of bridge toll funds approved by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission will allow this project to begin construction this year.
The project received 50 percent of its funding from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) and 50 percent from regional/local funds. STA, Caltrans, and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) officially broke ground on the project on April 20, 2012. Construction is scheduled to be completed in mid 2013.
Photos of Construction Activities