Caution tape blocks off the area around Salesforce Transit Center following its closure due to the discovery of a cracked steel beam on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Salesforce Transit Center’s repairs to be complete by June, opening date still unknown

While the opening date for the Salesforce Transit Center remains uncertain, at least one key date has been revealed today — necessary repair work to the center will be done by June.

That’s according to the Transbay Joint Powers Authority, which manages the transit center. The repair work to shore up the center after cracked steel beams were found in September is partially underway, and additional work on the First Street side will begin this weekend.

On Saturday, First Street will be closed between Howard and Mission streets from 5 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday, according to the TJPA.

Repair work will be complete by the first week of June, the TJPA said.

The transit center closed September last year, just six weeks after it’s grand opening after cracks were discovered in two steel beams.

“Beginning repairs at the transit center marks a major milestone toward reopening the facility,” said Mark Zabaneh, executive director of the TJPA, in a statement. “While we are eager to welcome the Bay Area back to the transit center, we are balancing this with our responsibility to undertake an appropriately rigorous inspection and review protocol and cooperate with the independent review of the facility.”

The repair date was first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle.

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