Public Works Road Closures
Road Closure Updates
It is Winter in the Central Valley - and the drought has not gone away. We had some great rain for a few weeks during the Fall, but that quickly faded away to foggy, damp mornings with very little sunshine during the day. Several construction projects are taking place throughout the City. If you happen to turn on to any road with active construction, please be watchful of detour signs and be sure to drop your speed accordingly. The speed limit in construction areas is 25mph unless otherwise posted. Be sure to check this website and the websites of the towns you plan to visit and look for their Road Closure Updates. Road construction in Riverbank happens year-round so be sure to look at this Road Closure Update page periodically to keep you up-to-date on where the work is scheduled in Riverbank. Postings can also be found on Facebook and Twitter, both listed as cityofriverbank.
*When driving in fog, please turn on your headlights. Do not use your "running" lights unless you have checked to make sure your tail-lights are also on - not all "running" lights include your tail-lights!! Use your low-beams when driving in the fog. Please adjust your speed when driving in the fog, it isn't always safe to drive the speed limit!
**When driving in rain, State of California Law says, if you are using your windshield wipers then your headlights must also be on.
***It is illegal in the State of California to use your cell phone while driving, that includes talking and texting! Hands-free devices are allowed and several vehicles are now set-up with Bluetooth. If you must make a call or answer the phone, it is better to pull over when safe and park your vehicle well off the roadway or turn down a side street.
To find information on road work on State Highways, you can call Caltrans for California State Highways at 1-800-427-7623.