Caltrans and the Alameda County Transportation Commission held a virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday to celebrate the opening of a new express lane on northbound Interstate 680 in the Sunol area.
The express lane runs on northbound I-680 between south of Auto Mall Parkway and state Highway 84, and can be used by carpoolers, motorcyclists and transit vehicles, according to Caltrans.
A southbound express lane through the same area is still under construction. By spring 2021, tolling operations for solo drivers will be in operation in both directions, and there will be a near-continuous express lane system on I-680 from south of Highway 84 to north of Highway 262.
“I cannot stress enough the importance of this regional transportation project,” Fremont Mayor Lily Mei said in a news release. “Millions of drivers travel along this corridor, and now I can happily say that they will be able to reach their destinations more quickly and more reliably.”