KCBS_740 OAKLAND (KCBS) — The opening of the Bay Bridge eastern span bike path connector to Yerba Buena Island has been delayed again.

The project, which is already two years behind schedule, is being delayed another month until mid-October, the Chronicle reported.

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The problem is the landing area, which still needs to be cleaned up.

As recently as three months ago, Caltrans officials said they expected to finally connect the 2.2-mile path from Oakland by September. On Monday, however, a Bay Bridge oversight panel decided construction crews needed more time to grade, pave and stripe the road where the bike path will touch down.

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Crews are also building a parking lot on Yerba Buena Island for bicyclists who choose to park their cars on the island and peddle east across the span.

The path originally was supposed to be completed in fall 2014, but some work couldn’t start until demolition workers took down the old eastern span.

Concerns about the safety rail and the path’s observation platform also led to delays.

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