|As you begin making your plans for the President's Day weekend, I would like to alert you to the closure that will be taking place on the Bay Bridge in order for Caltrans to complete an essential step in the construction of the new Bay Bridge.
The WESTBOUND DECK of the Bay Bridge will be CLOSED to traffic beginning Friday, February 17th at 8:00 p.m. and will re-open on Tuesday, February 21st at 5:00 a.m.
Weather could delay the reopening of the westbound deck or postpone the closure to another weekend.
Motorists will not be able to drive on the upper deck towards San Francisco during this closure but the lower deck toward the East Bay will remain open.
PLEASE PLAN AHEAD:
- Expect delays.
- Allow extra time in your travel plans.
- Use public transit.
- Use alternate routes.
- Use alternate bridges:
Golden Gate Bridge
Richmond-San Rafael Bridge
San Mateo-Hayward Bridge
BART (BAY AREA RAPID TRANSIT)
BART will run overnight service at select stations during the closure.
Stations on the El Cerrito - Dublin hourly service route are: El Cerrito del Norte, Berkeley, MacArthur, 12th Street, Coliseum, Bay Fair and
Stations on the Concord - SFO hourly service route are: Concord, Walnut Creek, MacArthur, 12th Street, Embarcadero, Powell, 24th Street, Daly City and SFO
More information available at www.bart.gov
Alameda-Oakland Ferry, Alameda Harbor Bay Ferry and Vallejo Baylink Ferry will run additional ferries during the closure.
More information at www.eastbayferry.com and www.baylinkferry.com
Transbay service will not operate over the bridge during the closure, but will maintain regular service in the East Bay by operating to and from West Oakland BART. Line 800 all-night buses will connect passengers with BART's special late-night service (except on Tuesday morning, 1am-4am) by operating to and from the 12th St. BART station in downtown Oakland. Visit www.actransit.org for details.
For the latest information on transportation alternatives, please visithttp://511.org/or call 511.
For updated closure information or to sign up for eAlerts, please visit: www.baybridgeinfo.org
Bay Bridge Public Information Office
311 Burma Road,
Oakland, CA, 94607
Thank you for planning ahead for your holiday weekend travels. I encourage you to share this information with your friends and family so that everyone will be prepared.