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Study to look at Highway 12 between I-80, I-5

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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2009 10:00 pm

Highway 12 between Interstate 80 in Solano County and Interstate 5 in San Joaquin County is going to get a big-picture look.

An upcoming study is a nod to the idea that this 40-mile stretch of highway is a regional route carrying traffic from the Central Valley over the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to the Bay Area. While some people might make a short journey on it, say from Rio Vista to Fairfield, many others drive the length between the freeways.

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  • posted at 4:57 pm on Thu, Sep 17, 2009.


    Stormin: Look closer at your map, Heading south on 80 you turn off onto Hwy 12 before the scales to I5 or 99. Heading West on 12 to 80 from I5 turn North (no scales). Truckers are pretty clever to dodge scales and CB radios pass the information around.

  • posted at 3:10 am on Thu, Sep 17, 2009.


    Lodiman,You should check your map. Traveling west the first thing you see when you merge onto Hwy 80 is the truck scales. Traveling east the last thing you see before getting off on Hwy 12 is the truck scales.

  • posted at 6:34 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.


    Almost a million dollars for this study, not to mention all the hundreds of thousands for studies coming before it.What is there to study? Its a basic tenet of highway saftey that wider roads, with shoulders and dividers between the different directions, and well maintained surfaces are safer.So the problem is that this road is poorly maintained, too narrow, lacks shoulders and a safety barrier. Fix those things, and the road will be safer.There, caltrans, I just saved you $1M bucks. Now go use it to fix the road and quit all the fuss about studies...

  • posted at 11:13 am on Mon, Sep 14, 2009.


    highway 12 is a bypass to dodge the scales at Cordelia for 18 wheelers. Hundreds of trucks a day are destroying a road never made for that much load bearing travel. Portable scales should be installed.

  • posted at 8:33 am on Mon, Sep 14, 2009.


    I'd like to be on the Hwy 12 Association because they meet and eat at the Point - the view is way excellent!But seriously, Macaulay is correct that safety should not change once you cross the county line, and between I-80 to 99 you cross three counties - Solano, Sacramento & San Joaquin!! Kinda like best, middlin', and worst in that order! It gets very dangerous in the San Joaquin!

  • posted at 7:22 am on Mon, Sep 14, 2009.


    About time, that route to the bay area is upgraded; here's hoping the changes come quickly and achieve making the route safer.



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