ESG is legendary — whether you know it or not. Bound by beats and blood, the Scroggins sisters formed seminal punk-funk band Emerald, Sapphire and Gold — better known as ESG — in the late 1970s. Now embarking on its final tour and slated to release an album called “Closure,” ESG’s last West Coast appearance will be Saturday at Mezzanine in The City. Read More
The last northbound exit for drivers on U.S. Highway 101 before they get to the Golden Gate Bridge will be closed Wednesday night and again on Thursday as part of the ongoing construction project to rebuild Doyle Drive, transit officials said.Between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 5 a.m. Thursday, crews will be shutting down the off-ramp, which leads to the bridge's southeast visitor plaza as well as Lincoln Boulevard and Merchant Road. Read More
Starting Wednesday, an offramp that connects motorists from Park Presidio Boulevard to Doyle Drive will be shut down for three years, the second long-term street closure in a month involving the $1.1 billion project to rebuild the southern approach to the Golden Gate Bridge.
The offramp, which connects northbound motorists from Park Presidio Boulevard (also state Highway 1) to southbound Doyle Drive (U.S. Highway 101), will close Wednesday and not reopen until 2013. Read More
Caltrans officials will be grilled about the Bay Bridge’s deadly S-curve and recent eyebar repairs during a joint state senate hearing scheduled Jan. 12 in Sacramento. Read More
As crews prepared to open the Bay Bridge Monday, Caltrans assured motorists that the structure’s current fix is safer than its last.
On Tuesday, several steel repair parts fell onto bridge during peak traffic time, as strong winds cause vibrations that shake pieces loose. The parts had been put into place to fix a dangerous crack discovered Labor Day weekend in a load-bearing eyebar. Read More
Workers were still repairing a collapsed section of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge around noon today and it remains unknown when the span will reopen, California Department of Transportation spokesman Bart Ney said.
"We're still custom-fitting the steel on the deck of the bridge so that when we get the rods in place they won't move," Ney said during a news conference. Read More
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
Approximately 437,200 commuters squeezed onto BART trains Wednesday, shattering the transit system’s historic ridership record.
Judging by Thursday’s morning commute, that record will be beat again. 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