Repairs on the Bay Bridge were expected to be complete by 10 p.m. Thursday and a bevy of independent inspectors were assembled to sign off on the work to avoid future blunders that closed the span and stranded hundreds of thousands commuters for days.
After a cable snapped Tuesday that had been hastily fixed to support a cracked bar during the Labor Day weekend closure, bridge officials have been exceedingly careful about reopening the span. Read More
The second morning commute following the emergency closure of the Bay Bridge is causing bottlenecks around every alternative path to The City.
At the height of the commute at 8:30 a.m., traffic was delayed an additional 33 minutes on Route 37 from Vallejo to Novato; an additional 8 minutes on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge; and an additional 33 minutes on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge. Read More
The closure of the Bay Bridge for repairs snarled traffic across the region Wednesday morning.
Wednesday morning, drivers crowded onto the Golden Gate, Richmond and San Mateo bridges. By 7:15 a.m., there had been no major accidents. The California Highway Patrol is expecting double the number of cars on the road, said CHP Officer Shawn Chase.
By 7 a.m., congestion was already heavy on Bay Area bridges. Read More
A one-month-old pilot traffic project that diverts eastbound cars off of San Francisco's Market Street seems to be easing congestion and improving travel for buses and streetcars, a San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency spokesman said today.
While the SFMTA won't be reporting any official data for another two weeks, spokesman Judson True said the program has been going well so far. Read More
All westbound lanes of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge were open shortly after 8 p.m. tonight, about five and a half hours after a
big-rig overturned mid-span and created a traffic nightmare.
CHP spokesman Shawn Chase said the vehicle was removed shortly before 8 p.m. and all lanes were clear at about 8:15 p.m. Read More
Forced detours from Market Street in The City are intended to be a turning point for the bustling thoroughfare’s future.
Beginning Tuesday, eastbound drivers will be forced to turn off Market Street at two intersections. It’s part of a study that will look at limiting vehicle traffic and boosting transit service and pedestrian usage along the corridor. Read More
The California Department of Transportation has announced various lane closures between today and Friday as part of the state Highway 1 Traffic Signal Upgrade Project.
The project will include lane closures along Highway 1, or 19th Avenue, at Lincoln Way, Eucalyptus Drive, Holloway Avenue and Junipero Serra Boulevard so that crews can install electrical conduit as part of an effort to upgrade the existing traffic signal system, according to Caltrans. Read More
Commuters are experiencing delays heading eastbound on Interstate 80 near Fremont Street in San Francisco, according to traffic officials.
At 5:57 a.m., four vehicles were involved in a series of accidents on the westbound portion of I-80, near the Bay Bridge, according to reports from the California Highway Patrol. No injuries were reported. Read More
San Francisco streets normally brimming with automobiles will be replaced by walkers, bikers and festival-goers as The City plays host to a number of events on the long Labor Day weekend.
Starting at 9 a.m. Sunday, the Embarcadero will be transformed into a pedestrian paradise as The City experiments with the first rendition of its Sunday Streets plan, a program backed by Mayor Gavin Newsom to promote fitness. Read More
A one-alarm wildfire under the Bay Bridge that sent smoke billowing over Yerba Buena Island was extinguished around 5 p.m., but is still causing some traffic delays.
Fire units at 6 p.m. still remained at the scene in case the fire reignited, according to Lara Mooney, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Coast Guard, which has a base on the island.
One left lane of westbound traffic was still blocked as of 6:20 p.m., but all eastbound lanes out of San Francisco were open. Read More