Date: August 16, 2013
District: 4 -
Contact: Bob Haus
Phone: (510) 286-5576 office
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Bay Bridge Labor Day Weekend Closure
San Francisco– The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge starting at 8:00 pm Wednesday, August 28. The closure will enable crews to perform the final tasks necessary to switch traffic over to the new east span. The closure will last until 5:00 am Tuesday, September 3. At that time, traffic will be directed onto the new bridge.
Drivers should plan to use alternate routes in and out of San Francisco during the closure. Recommended alternate routes are the Golden Gate Bridge and Richmond-San Rafael Bridge to the north, and the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge and Dumbarton Bridge to the south. However, drivers should to expect heavier than normal traffic levels on the other bridges. Drivers can receive updates through 511.org, and Caltrans Quickmap at http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov. Regular updates will be posted on the Bay Bridge web site at: http://baybridgeinfo.org/