San Francisco Transbay Terminal Construction Update

Zennie Abraham / Zennie62
Zennie Abraham / Zennie62

Transbay_Terminal_Tower_IHere’s another San Francisco Transbay Terminal Construction Update report as the giant new transport center speeds toward completion:

10 Day Look Ahead: Construction Activities

Friday, October 12, 2012 – Sunday, October 21, 2012

This week at Transbay…

What to Expect This Weekend (10/13/12 – 10/14/12):

Western Transit Center Site (Between Second and First Streets): There will be minimal maintenance work on site, Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14.

Central Transit Center Site (Between First and Fremont Streets): There will be minimal maintenance work on site, Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14.

Eastern Transit Center Site (Between Beale and Fremont Streets): There will be minimal maintenance work on site, Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14.

Weekday Work (10/15/12 – 10/19/12):

Night Shift:

Buttress, Shoring & Excavation Work:

Western Transit Center Site (Between Second and First Streets): Excavation and trucking of soils will be performed 24 Hours, Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 7:00 AM the next day. Dump trucks will enter from the construction gate located on Howard Street (between First and Second Streets) and exit the construction gate at First Street (between Mission and Howard Streets).

Central Transit Center Site (Between First and Fremont Streets): Excavation and trucking of soils will be performed 24 Hours, Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 7:00 AM the next day. Dump trucks will enter from the construction gate located on Fremont Street (between Mission and Howard Streets) and exit the construction gate at First Street (between Mission and Howard Streets).

Eastern Transit Center Site Buttress Wall: ​Buttress construction activity will be performed 24 Hours, Monday through Friday from 6:00 AM to 6:00 AM the next day. There will be minimal work on site nightly between 1:00 AM and 6:00 AM. Dump trucks will enter from the construction gate located on Fremont Street (between Mission and Howard Streets) and exit the construction gate at Beale Street (between Mission and Howard Streets). This work will continue for the next several months with a scheduled completion First Quarter of 2013.

Day Shift:

Buttress, Shoring & Excavation Work:

The project excavation and trucking of soils has become a 24 hour activity with excavation down to an average depth of 60 to 65 feet. 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. The western zone is in progress with a target completion of mid 2013, the center site is in progress and continues until the end of 2013. The eastern site excavation and trucking of soils commences mid 2013 and continues through the end of 2014.

Western Transit Center Site Excavation Work: Excavation and trucking of soils will be performed 24 Hours, Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 7:00 AM the next day. Dump trucks will enter from the construction gate located on Howard Street (between First and Second Streets) and exit the construction gate at First Street (between Mission and Howard Streets). Welding of trestle steel and cross lot steel bracing will be performed daily.

Central Transit Center Site (Between First and Fremont Streets): Demolition of concrete structure adjacent to Fremont Street will continue this week resulting in increased noise and vibration levels nearby. Excavation and trucking of soils will be performed 24 Hours, Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 7:00 AM the next day. Dump trucks will enter from the construction gates located on Fremont Street (between Mission and Howard Streets) and exit the construction gate at First Street (between Mission and Howard Streets). Welding of trestle steel and cross lot steel bracing will be performed daily.

Eastern Transit Center Site Buttress Wall: Buttress construction activity will be performed 24 Hours, Monday through Friday from 6:00 AM to 6:00 AM the next day. There will be minimal work on site nightly between 1:00 AM and 6:00 AM. Dump trucks will enter from the construction gate located on Fremont Street (between Mission and Howard Streets) and exit the construction gate at Beale Street (between Mission and Howard Streets). This work will continue for the next several months with a scheduled completion First Quarter of 2013.

Underground Utilities/Trenching Work:

Mission Street (between First and Second Streets): There will be underground utilities work and traffic lane closures daily, Monday to Friday between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM through mid-November.

Howard Street and Natoma Street (Near the intersection of First and Howard Streets): There will be an above ground control box installed on the Howard Street north sidewalk (west of the First and Howard Streets intersection) and another control box installed on the Natoma Street south sidewalk (west side of the First Street and Natoma intersection), Monday to Friday between 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

What to Expect Next Weekend (10/20/12 – 10/21/12):

Western Transit Center Site (Between Second and First Streets): Mass excavation and trucking of soils has become a 24 hour activity and will be performed Saturday, October 20 between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM. On Saturday night, October 20 and Sunday, October 21 the hours of operation and level of activity may be reduced. Dump trucks will enter from the construction gate located on Howard Street (between First and Second Streets) and exit the construction gate at First Street (between Mission and Howard Streets). Welding of trestle steel and cross lot steel bracing may be performed Saturday, October 20 between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM.

Central Transit Center Site (Between First and Fremont Streets): Mass excavation and trucking of soils has become a 24 hour activity and will be performed Saturday, October 20 between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM. On Saturday night, October 20 and Sunday, October 21 the hours of operation and level of activity will be reduced. Dump trucks will enter from the construction gate located on Fremont Street (between Mission and Howard Streets) and exit the construction gate at First Street (between Mission and Howard Streets). Welding of trestle steel and cross lot steel bracing may be performed Saturday, October 20 between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM.

Eastern Transit Center Site (Between Beale and Fremont Streets): Buttress construction is a 24 hour activity and will continue Saturday, October 20 with minimal work on site between 1:00 AM and 6:00 AM. On Sunday, October 21 the hours of operation and level of activity may be reduced. This work will continue for the next several months with a scheduled completion First Quarter of 2013.

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:

Beale Street (Between Mission and Howard Streets): Buttress construction activity will be performed 24 Hours, Monday through Sunday from 6:00 AM to 6:00 AM the next day. Beale Street traffic may be impacted occasionally during construction with trucks entering and exiting at the construction gates. Construction flaggers and SFPD 10B Officers will be assigned to assist with traffic and pedestrians.

Fremont Street (Between Mission and Howard Streets): The Fremont Street temporary bridge is in service. Fremont Street traffic may be impacted occasionally during construction with trucks entering and exiting at the construction gates. Construction flaggers and SFPD 10B Officers will be assigned to assist with traffic and pedestrians. Pedestrians will continue to use west sidewalk of the 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.

First Street (Between Mission and Howard Streets): The First Street temporary bridge is in service. First Street traffic may be impacted at times during construction with trucks using the eastern traffic lane between Mission and Folsom Streets for large deliveries occasionally during the week between the hours of 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM. First Street traffic may be impacted occasionally during construction with trucks entering and exiting at the construction gates. Construction flaggers and SFPD 10B Officers will be assigned to assist with traffic and pedestrians. Pedestrians will continue to use west sidewalk of the 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.

Natoma Street (Between Fremont and First Streets): Natoma Street (between Fremont and First Streets) has been reduced to one lane, one way (west bound), all vehicles will enter from Fremont Street and exit at First Street. Local vehicle and pedestrian access will remain available.

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 will remain available.

Minna Street (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 will remain available.

Howard Street and Natoma Street (Near the intersection of First and Howard Streets): There will be an above ground control box installed on the Howard Street north sidewalk (west of the First and Howard Streets intersection) and another control box installed on the Natoma Street south sidewalk (west side of the First Street and Natoma intersection), Monday to Friday between 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

Mission Street (between First and Second Streets): There will be underground utilities work and traffic lane closures daily, Monday to Friday between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM through mid-November.

​Reminder: Community Meeting

Join us on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 to learn more about construction activities, buttress and shoring wall construction, trestle bridges, street closures and hours of activity. The community meeting will be held from 12:00 noon until 1:00 PM. The meeting will be held at the TJPA’s offices, located at 201 Mission Street, Suite 2100. We appreciate that you are taking your lunch hour to learn more about this exciting project, and we would of course welcome you to bring food or drinks to this meeting.

What: Community Meeting: Transbay Construction Update

When: Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Time: 12:00 Noon

Where: Transbay Joint Powers Authority

201 Mission Street, Suite 2100

San Francisco, CA 94105

The Transbay Archaeology Exhibit

Visit the Archaeology Exhibit at its new location, the AC Transit headquarters in Downtown Oakland, CA. The exhibit is open at AC Transit headquarters, located at 1600 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA 94612, during business hours from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The exhibit will be on display at AC Transit through October.

Stay tuned.

About the Author

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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