More I-880 metering lights will be operating soon

May 22, 2010 1:01:36 PM PDT
Metering lights on two Interstate Highway 880 on-ramps in Fremont will begin operating next week, according to Caltrans.

Beginning Tuesday, the lights on the Mission Boulevard southbound ramp and Warren Avenue northbound ramp will begin cycling from red to green.

The lights were installed May 17 but have remained green while motorists adjust, Caltrans officials said.

They will cycle on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. on the southbound ramp and from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on the northbound ramp. On weekday afternoons they will run from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in both directions.

Officials said the lights will help keep traffic moving farther down the freeway. Caltrans will monitor the lights and make adjustments as needed.

A metering light hot line will be monitored at (510) 286-4531.