Dumbarton Bridge Might Be Up Next as California Marches toward Reversible Lanes

Monterey Herald reports, “With unprecedented traffic jams clogging California highways, transportation planners have new marching orders: Consider reversible lanes on any major upcoming project, and up next is the Dumbarton Bridge.” The report adds, “A bill signed into law this year by Gov. Jerry Brown has set into motion a study by SamTrans in San Mateo County to convert the six-lane span from Fremont to the Peninsula to four westbound lanes and two eastbound lanes in the morning, then flip-flopping that configuration in the afternoon. A movable median barrier like that on the Golden Gate Bridge would be used. It won’t happen quickly, and may be a decade away. But the first reports will be ready in May.”