San Francisco / Oakland Transbay Terminal Project Update, Aug 6th 2012

Zennie Abraham / Zennie62
Zennie Abraham / Zennie62

Here’s the latest update on the San Francisco / Oakland Transbay Terminal Project, from the press release on the effort to build a new SF Transbay Terminal:

Friday, August 3, 2012 – Sunday, August 12, 2012

This week at Transbay…

REMINDER: The Fremont Street temporary bridge installation will be performed over Labor Day weekend, with Fremont Street closed from Friday, August 31 through Tuesday, September 4 at 5:00 AM. This is a full closure of Fremont Street between Howard and Mission Streets.

Though we will make every effort to minimize impact to neighbors around the project over the Labor Day weekend, the bridge installation will be a significant noise producing operation, in particular the demolition of the existing road and underground structures, and assembling and setting the bridge. In order to complete this activity under the tight time restrictions, the contractor will have to work around the clock. This will include noise-generating activities during the evening hours as well.

What to Expect This Weekend (8/4/12 – 8/5/12):

Western Transit Center Site (Between Second and First Streets): Mass excavation and trucking of soils has expanded to nights and weekends and has become a 24 hour activity. Excavation and trucking of soils will be performed Friday night, between the hours of 7:00 PM on Friday, August 3 and 7:00 AM on Saturday, August 4 and continue both Saturday day and night between the hours of 7:00 AM Saturday and 7:00 AM Sunday, August 5. Dump trucks will enter the construction gate located on Howard Street (between First and Second Streets) and exit the construction gate located on First Street (between Howard and Mission Streets). Welding of trestle steel and cross lot steel bracing will be performed Saturday, August 4 during the day shift.

Central Transit Center Site (Between First and Fremont Streets): Access trestle pier drilling/pouring and timber pile extraction will take place, and preparation for Fremont Street temporary bridge will be performed on site Saturday, August 4 between the hours of 7:00 AM and 1:00 AM.

Fremont Street (Between Mission and Howard Streets): Fremont Street traffic lanes will be reduced from three to two traffic lanes daily at 9:00 AM. Pedestrians are directed to use the eastern sidewalk between Mission and Howard Streets until Monday, August 13 at 7:00 AM when pedestrians will be directed to use the western sidewalk.

Eastern Transit Center Site (Between Beale and Fremont Streets): There will be minimal work on site between 1:00 AM and 6:00 AM. On Sunday, August 5 the hours of operation and level of activity may be reduced.

Weekday Work (8/6/12 – 8/10/12):

Night Shift:

Buttress, Shoring & Excavation Work:

Western Transit Center Site (Between Second and First Streets): Mass excavation and trucking of soils has become a 24 hour activity. Excavation and trucking of soils will be performed 24 hours a day, Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 7:00 AM the next day. Dump trucks will enter the construction gate located on Howard Street (between First and Second Streets) and exit the construction gate located on First Street (between Howard and Mission Streets). Welding of trestle steel and cross lot steel bracing will be performed daily from 6:00 AM to 1:00 AM. Dump trucks will exit the construction gate located on First Street between Howard and Mission Streets.

First Street (Between Folsom and Mission Streets): Transit center temporary bridge piers and access trestle piers are being transported this week Monday through Friday morning between the hours of 8:00 PM and 7:00 AM the next day. The extra-long truck carrying these prefabricated piers will travel up and down First Street from Folsom Street to the central transit center site near Natoma Street. Cranes and rigging will take place at the fabrication yard on site at the corner of Folsom and First Street and will be trucked to the central transit center site (between First and Fremont Streets). The transport and delivery is required at night due to the size of the truck and length of the fabricated items. Work will take place between 8:00 PM and 3:00 AM the next day. First Street will be reduced to one lane during this time.

Central Transit Center Site (Between First and Fremont Streets): Access trestle pier drilling/pouring will take place, and preparation for the Fremont Street temporary bridge will be performed on site between the hours of 7:00 AM and 1:00 AM the next day.

Fremont Street (Between Mission and Howard Streets): Fremont Street temporary bridge preparation work is planned this week Monday through Friday between 7:00 AM and 3:00 AM the next day (clean-up 1:00 AM – 3:00 AM). Fremont Street traffic lanes will be reduced from three to two traffic lanes daily from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Flaggers and SFPD 10B Officers will be assigned to assist with traffic and pedestrians. Fremont Street traffic lanes will be reduced again from two lanes down to one lane each night from 7:00 PM until 3:00 AM.

Eastern Transit Center Site (Between Beale and Fremont Streets): The buttress wall installation continues in the eastern transit center site between Beale and Fremont Streets between the hours of 6:00 AM and 1:00 AM. There will be minimal work on site between 1:00 AM and 6:00 AM. If there is a problem, work on site could extend into the hours between 1:00 AM and 6:00 AM.

Mission and Main Street (Between Beale and Main Streets): PG&E continues with underground utility work on Mission Street at night through September 2012. This work is not under the control or authority of the TJPA.

Day Shift:

Buttress, Shoring & Excavation Work:

Western Transit Center Site Excavation Work: Welding of trestle steel and cross lot steel bracing will be performed daily from 6:00 AM to 1:00 AM. Mass excavation and trucking of soils has become a 24 hour activity. Excavation and trucking of soils will be performed 24 hours a day, Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 7:00 AM the next day. Dump trucks will enter the construction gate located on Howard Street (between First and Second Streets) and exit the construction gate located on First Street (between Howard and Mission Streets). The contractor will be excavating to an average depth of about 60 to 65 feet as the excavation progresses from the west transit center site to the eastern end for the new Transbay Transit Center building and will continue through the end of 2014.

Fremont Street (Between Mission and Howard Streets): Fremont Street temporary bridge preparation work is planned this week Monday through Friday between 7:00 AM and 3:00 AM the next day (clean-up 1:00 AM – 3:00 AM). Fremont Street traffic lanes will be reduced from three to two traffic lanes daily from 9:00 AM to 3:00 AM. Flaggers and SFPD 10B Officers will be assigned to assist with traffic and pedestrians. Fremont Street traffic lanes will be reduced again from two lanes down to one lane each night from 7:00 PM until 3:00 AM. The Fremont Street temporary bridge installation is scheduled to take place over Labor Day weekend.

Central Transit Center Site (Between First and Fremont Streets): Access trestle pier drilling/pouring and preparation for Fremont Street temporary bridge activity will continue on site Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 AM and 1:00 AM.

Eastern Transit Center Site Buttress Wall: ​Installation of the buttress wall will continue in the eastern transit center site inside the construction fence each week between the hours of 6:00 AM and 1:00 AM. There will be minimal work on site weekly between 1:00 AM and 6:00 AM. This work will continue for the next ten months with a scheduled completion of April 2013.

Underground Utilities/Trenching Work:

Mission Street (Between Beale and Main Streets): There will be underground utilities work on Mission Street daily, Monday to Friday between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM through the middle of August.

Market Street (Intersection of Market and Sutter Streets): There will be underground utilities work on Market Street daily, Monday to Friday between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM through the middle of August.

Howard Street (Between Beale and Main Streets): There will be underground utilities work on Howard Street daily, Monday to Friday between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM through the middle of August. This work is not under the control or authority of the TJPA

Howard Street (Between Beale and Main Streets) and Main Street (Between Howard and Mission): PG&E continues with underground utility work Monday to Friday through September 2012. This work is not under the control or authority of the TJPA.

What to Expect Next Weekend (8/11/12 – 8/12/12):

Western Transit Center Site (Between Second and First Streets): Mass excavation and trucking of soils has expanded to nights and weekends and has become a 24 hour activity. Excavation and trucking of soils will be performed Friday night, between the hours of 7:00 PM Friday, August 10 and 7:00 AM Saturday, August 11. Excavation may continue both Saturday day and night between the hours of 7:00 AM Saturday and 7:00 AM Sunday, August 12. Dump trucks will enter the construction gate located on Howard Street (between First and Second Streets) and exit the construction gate located on First Street (between Howard and Mission Streets).Welding of trestle steel and cross lot steel bracing will be performed Saturday, Saturday August 11 Day Shift.

Central Transit Center Site (Between First and Fremont Streets): Access Trestle Pier drilling/pouring will take place, and preparation for Fremont Street temporary bridge will be performed on site Saturday, August 4th between the hours of 7:00 AM and 1:00 AM.

Fremont Street (Between Mission and Howard Streets): Fremont Street temporary bridge preparation work including drilling and pouring of bridge piers continues Saturday, August 11 between the hours of 7:00 AM and 3:00 AM the next day (clean-up 1:00 AM – 3:00 AM). Fremont Street traffic lanes will be reduced from three to two traffic lanes daily starting at 9:00 AM. Pedestrians are directed to use the western sidewalk between Mission and Howard Streets.

Eastern Transit Center Site (Between Beale and Fremont Streets): Buttress construction activity will continue on site Saturday, August 11 between the hours of 6:00 AM and 1:00 AM. There will be minimal work on site between 1:00 AM and 6:00 AM. On Sunday, August 12 the hours of operation and level of activity may be reduced.

Detours, Street and Sidewalk Closures:

The following streets will be temporarily impacted due to project activities. So you can plan ahead, please review the affected streets below:

First Street (Between Folsom and Mission Streets): Transit Center temporary bridge piers and access trestle piers are being transported nightly Monday through Friday morning. The extra-long truck carrying these prefabricated piers will travel up and down First Street from Folsom Street to the central transit center site near Natoma Street. First Street will be reduced to one lane starting at 10:00 PM during transport.

First Street (Between Mission and Howard Streets): Pedestrians will continue to use the sidewalk on the west side of First Street temporary bridge between Mission and Howard Streets. Pedestrians are urged to please use the crosswalks at the Mission and Howard Street intersection to safely cross. Flaggers and SFPD 10B Officers will be assigned to assist with traffic and pedestrians.

Fremont Street (Between Mission and Howard Streets): Fremont Street temporary bridge preparation work is planned this week Monday through Friday between 7:00 AM and 3:00 AM the next day (clean-up 1:00 AM – 3:00 AM). Fremont Street traffic lanes will be reduced from three to two traffic lanes daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Flaggers and SFPD 10B Officers will be assigned to assist with traffic and pedestrians. Fremont Street traffic lanes will be reduced again from three lanes down to one lane each night from 7:00 PM until midnight. Pedestrians are directed to use the western sidewalk between Mission and Howard Streets until Monday, August 13 at 7:00 AM, when the east sidewalk of Fremont Street will be re-opened for pedestrians. Please use the crosswalks at the Mission and Howard Street intersection to safely cross.

Natoma Street (Between Fremont and First Streets): Natoma Street has been detoured at Fremont Street 24 hours a day, and will be reopening Saturday, August 4 at 5:00 PM.

Natoma Street (Between First and Second Streets): Natoma Street (between First and Second Streets) has been changed to a dead end street for the life of the project with no vehicle access through Natoma Street from Second Street. Local vehicle and pedestrian access on Natoma Street will remain available.

Minna Street Detour (Between First and Second Streets): Minna Street has been reduced to one lane, one way (west bound), all vehicles will enter from First Street or Shaw Alley. There will be no parking along Minna Street between First Street and 130 feet east of Second Street for the life of the project. Local vehicle and pedestrian access on Minna Street will remain available.

Market Street (Intersection of Market and Sutter Streets): There will be traffic lane closures on Market Street daily, Monday to Friday between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM as underground utilities work continues through the middle of August.

Howard Street (Between Beale and Main Streets): There will be traffic lane closures on Howard Street daily, Monday to Friday between 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM as underground utilities work continues through the middle of August. This work is not under the control or authority of the TJPA.

Stay tuned..

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Zennie Abraham
Zennie Abraham | Zennie Abraham or "Zennie62" is the founder of Zennie62Media which consists of zennie62blog.com and a multimedia blog news aggregator and video network, and 78-blog network, with social media and content development services and consulting. Zennie is a pioneer video blogger, YouTube Partner, social media practitioner, game developer, and pundit. Note: news aggregator content does not reflect the personal views of Mr. Abraham.

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