Workers have capped a gas leak in San Bruno that shut down commuter train service in two directions.
Workers started pouring the foundation for San Francisco’s new Transbay Transit Center on Thursday, the latest milestone in the transformation of the Bay Area’s transportation landscape.
Transportation officials say work to open the new Bay Bridge eastern span was progressing just as it should, as crews have been working nonstop since the last cars passed through the toll plaza Wednesday.
The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is now closed to traffic, as preparations get under way to open the new, $6.4 billion eastern span.
Ahead of the five-day San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge closure next week, several lanes at the span’s toll plaza in Oakland are closed this weekend to make way for more FasTrak access.
In addition to being safer during earthquakes, drivers will have a better overall experience when they drive across the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge when it opens in two weeks, a bridge spokesman said Tuesday.
Crews installed a series of temporary steel shims under the deck of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge over the weekend. The steel plates will allow the new bridge to open to traffic on schedule.
Due to some unforeseen conditions at the construction site, the San Jose Earthquakes have been forced to delay the opening of the team’s new stadium until the second half of the 2014 season.
Steve Heminger, executive director of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, said that money earmarked for future projects will be used to pay for the increase.
Construction crews in downtown San Francisco have unearthed the intact remains of a small boat that a local historian said offers a glimpse of what life was like during the city’s Gold Rush days.