TransBay Transit Center Construction Look Ahead: August 5th – 9th 2013

Zennie Abraham / Zennie62
Zennie Abraham / Zennie62

This is the latest in the San Francisco TransBay Transit Center construction update series. This entry covers August 5th – 9th 2013.

Weekday Work (8/5/13 – 8/9/13):

Night Shift:

Excavation and Internal Bracing Work:

Western Transit Center Site (Between First and Second Streets): This week will see the start of construction material deliveries such as rebar which is scheduled to occur weekly between 3:00 AM and 5:00 PM
. This week on Thursday, August 8 or Friday, August 9 there will be a large concrete pour that is scheduled from 6:00AM-6:00PM which includes multiple concrete trucks and concrete pumping equipment that may increase noise levels in the western transit site area. Concrete Trucks and construction equipment 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 Fremont and First Streets): This week there is no construction work scheduled during the night shift in this area. General maintenance of equipment and clean-up of excavation and trucking is scheduled between the hours of 6:00 AM to 11:30 PM.

Eastern Transit Center Site (Between Beale and Fremont Streets): This week there is no construction work scheduled during the night shift in this area. General maintenance of equipment and clean-up of excavation and trucking is scheduled between the hours of 6:00 AM to 11:30 PM.

Day Shift:

Excavation and Bracing/Below Grade Transit Center Construction:

Western Transit Center Site (Between First and Second Streets): This week installation of waterproofing will continue Monday through Friday between the hours of 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM. The delivery of construction materials such as rebar is scheduled to occur this week between 3:00 AM and 5:00 PM. The installation of rebar will commence and is scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM. This week on Thursday, August 8 or Friday, August 9 there will be a large concrete pour that is scheduled from 6:00AM-6:00PM which includes multiple concrete trucks and concrete pumping equipment that may increase noise levels in the western transit site area. Concrete trucks and construction equipment 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). General maintenance of equipment and clean-up of excavation and trucking is scheduled between the hours of 6:00 AM to 11:30 PM. 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 Fremont and First Streets):This week Installation and testing of the underground geothermal piping and grounding continues Monday through Friday between the hours of 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM. Excavation, trucking and welding of cross lot steel bracing is scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 6:00 AM and 11:30PM. Trucks will enter from the construction gate located at Fremont Street (between Mission and Howard Streets) and exit the construction gate at First Street (between Mission and Howard Streets).

Eastern Transit Center Site (Between Beale and Fremont Streets): This week demolition of the surface level concrete will continue during the day shift only, Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM resulting in increased vibration and noise. Excavation, trucking and welding of cross lot steel bracing is scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 6:00 AM and 11:30PM. Trucks will enter and exit from the construction gates located on Fremont Street and at Beale Street (between Mission and Howard Streets).

Underground Utilities/Trenching Work:

Mission Street (Between Beale and Second Streets): There will be underground utilities work and traffic lane closures daily, Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM

What to Expect Next Weekend (8/10/13 – 8/11/13):

Western Transit Center Site (Between First and Second Streets):This weekend there is waterproofing of the Trainbox below grade. The delivery of construction materials, as well as the delivery of rebar is scheduled to occur Saturday August 10 between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. There is no construction work scheduled for Sunday August 11.

Central Transit Center Site (Between Fremont and First Streets): This weekend there is no construction work scheduled. However; dependent on the progress of the contractor construction may be performed Saturday August 10 between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. There is no construction work scheduled for Sunday August 11.

Eastern Transit Center Site (Between Beale and Fremont Streets): This weekend there will be demolition of concrete, excavation, welding of cross lot steel bracing, and off haul scheduled on Saturday August 10 between 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM. There is no construction work scheduled for Sunday August 11.

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): Beale Street traffic may be impacted occasionally during construction with trucks exiting at the construction gates onto Beale Street. Construction flaggers will be assigned during peak hours to assist with traffic and pedestrians. Pedestrians will continue to use east sidewalk between Mission and Howard Streets. Pedestrians are urged to please use the crosswalks at the Mission and Howard Street intersection to safely cross.

Fremont Street (Between Mission and Howard Streets): 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 during peak hours 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): First Street traffic may be impacted occasionally during construction with trucks entering and exiting construction gates. Construction flaggers and SFPD 10B Officers will be assigned during peak hours 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 and exit at Second Street. 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.

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

Howard Street (Between Fremont and Second Streets): Howard Street traffic may be impacted occasionally during construction with trucks entering and exiting the construction gate at Howard Street (between First and Second Streets). Construction flaggers will be assigned during peak hours to assist with traffic and pedestrians.

TJPA Now Soliciting Applications

TJPA is soliciting applications to fill a mid-term vacancy term through March 2014 for the San Francisco based transit advocate seat on the TJPA Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). If you are interested in being considered or for more information, please see the Transbay website at http://transbaycenter.org/tjpa/cac/about-the-cac. Applications are due August 12, 2013.

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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