Construction on the new Presidio Parkway was stopped twice this week after work crews discovered old explosives on the former military base.
The bridge that collapsed Thursday in Washington State was considered functionally obsolete by the federal government, a designation also carried by several Bay Area spans.
Motorists should expect no major traffic problems when the next phase of the Doyle Drive replacement project gets started later this year, Caltrans officials said.
San Francisco’s new, temporary approach to the Golden Gate Bridge opened on schedule Monday morning, and traffic was flowing again before dawn.
Officials said they remain on schedule to reopen Doyle Drive at 5 a.m. on Monday morning.
After more than 60 years driving a familiar route to and from the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Area commuters will have to get used to a completely new alignment starting Monday.
Transbay buses across the Golden Gate Bridge will follow modified routes, and ferries between Marin and San Francisco will run more frequently, during the upcoming weekend closure of Doyle Drive.
Caltrans is urging drivers to steer clear of the Golden Gate Bridge this weekend as the Doyle Drive approach to the bridge will be closed from Friday night to Monday morning.
Unions are calling for a mass rally and action next Tuesday, the same day as the mass actions being called by local Occupy movement organizers.
Caltrans is preparing for a major road closure next weekend as Doyle Drive will be demolished in order to make way for the new Presidio Parkway.