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East Bay Freeway Interchange Project Nears Completion

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Construction for the Route 92/I-880 Interchange Project began October of 2007 and it should be completed later this summer, 2011. (www.dot.ca.gov)

Construction for the Route 92/I-880 Interchange Project began October of 2007 and it should be completed later this summer, 2011. (www.dot.ca.gov)

HAYWARD (KCBS) – It’s been five years in the making, but the remodeling of a troublesome East Bay freeway interchange is expected to be finished in a matter of months. That means frustrated commuters who have long been dealing with crowded lanes and big backups may finally see some relief on the roadway this summer.

The 92/880 interchange is often described as a stretch of roadway with darting traffic and tight cloverleaf on and off-ramps, and most transit experts agree it was not designed to handle the number of cars it carries nowadays.

KCBS’ Bob Melrose Reports:

For several years now, workers have been rebuilding it, with much of the construction and associated road closures taking place at night – which helps to lessen the impact to motorists but has slowed progress.

But now, at long last, the $160 million project has been declared overwhelmingly complete.

One of the remaining tasks – landscaping the remodeled area.

(© 2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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