Seismic Retrofit


Interstate 280 Set To Reopen On Time Tuesday Morning After Labor Day Weekend Shutdown

Caltrans’ work is right on schedule for the Interstate 280 earthquake retrofit work, and the San Francisco portion affected should reopen on time Tuesday morning at 5:00 a.m. after being closed since Thursday afternoon so work could take place during the lighter Labor Day Weekend traffic.



Highway 280 Labor Day Weekend Shutdown Starts Thursday Afternoon

Commuters should brace for another closure of a portion of Interstate 280 in San Francisco this Labor Day Weekend.


A car damaged by falling bricks is seen in downtown Napa, California after earthquake struck the area in the early hours of August 24, 2014. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Napa Quake Aftermath: Engineering Expert Blasts Napa, California Building Owners For Not Complying With Law Passed 24 Years Ago

A structural engineers group is blasting Napa building owners for failing to retrofit their properties as mandated by a state law passed in 1990.


San Francisco: Living On Borrowed Time?

Earthquake Safety Czar Hired In San Francisco

A building permit consultant has been hired as San Francisco’s first earthquake safety czar.


Caltrans crews retrofitting Dumbarton Bridge during Labor Day weekend closure.

Seismic Retrofit Work On Dumbarton Bridge On Schedule

Caltrans officials said Sunday that work on the Dumbarton Bridge is on track and the bridge is expected to reopen by Tuesday morning as scheduled.


(Samuel Wantman)

Dumbarton Bridge Closed Labor Day Weekend For Seismic Retrofitting

The entire Dumbarton Bridge is closed during Labor Day weekend 2012 to complete another major element of the seismic retrofit project.


(Samuel Wantman)

Dumbarton Bridge To Be Closed Again Over Labor Day Weekend

The Dumbarton Bridge will be closed over the long Labor Day weekend, as new seismic joints are installed on the eastern side of the span.


San Francisco General Hospital (City and County of San Francisco)

SF General Hospital Celebrates Milestone In Rebuild Of Its Acute Care Facility

San Francisco General Hospital celebrated a milestone Tuesday when the final beam was put in place in the city’s biggest public works project not set for completion until 2015.


(Samuel Wantman)

Dumbarton Bridge Closed Memorial Day Weekend For Seismic Retrofit

Officials say the seismic retrofit work on the Dumbarton Bridge over Memorial Day weekend is on schedule.


AT&T Park

Berkeley Businesses Absorb Loss Of Cal Games To San Francisco

As the Cal football team prepares to kick off its season Saturday at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, many Berkeley businesses are wondering what this season will be like without any games on campus. Due to seismic retrofit work, Berkeley’s Memorial Stadium won’t be ready until 2012.