Transbay Transit Center SF Contruction Update: 8/23-9/2 2013

Zennie Abraham / Zennie62
Zennie Abraham / Zennie62

This Transbay Transit Center San Francisco Construction Update for Friday August 23, 2013 through Monday September 2, 2013 comes before what should be a rather complicated traffic week with the expected closure of what is now the old Bay Bridge East Side Span.

And if you’re new to the whole project, watch this video tour of the construction site:

What to Expect This Weekend (8/24/13 – 8/25/13):

Western Transit Center Site (Between First and Second Streets): This weekend there will be general construction activities such as waterproofing, and installation of electrical and plumbing for the Trainbox below grade on Saturday August 24 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Material deliveries, including rebar and the installation of rebar are also scheduled to occur Saturday August 24 between 8:00 AM to 5:00PM to comply with noise permits. There is no construction work scheduled for Sunday August 25.

Central Transit Center Site (Between Fremont and First Streets): General maintenance of equipment, material deliveries and clean-up is scheduled Saturday August 24 between the hours of 6:00AM and 5:00PM. This weekend there will be excavation, welding of cross lot steel bracing, and off haul scheduled on Saturday August 24 between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. There is no construction work scheduled for Sunday August 25.

Eastern Transit Center Site (Between Beale and Fremont Streets): General maintenance of equipment, material deliveries and clean-up is scheduled Saturday August 24 between the hours of 6:00AM and 5:00PM. This weekend there will be demolition of concrete, excavation, welding of cross lot steel bracing, and off haul scheduled on Saturday August 24 between 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM to comply with noise permits. This weekend there will be demolition of concrete, excavation, welding of cross lot steel bracing, and off haul scheduled on Saturday August 24 between 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM. There is no construction work scheduled for Sunday August 25.

Weekday Work (8/26/13 – 8/30/13):

Night Shift:

Excavation and Internal Bracing Work:

Western Transit Center Site (Between First and Second Streets): This week on Tuesday August 27 there will be a concrete slab pour between the hours of 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM which will include multiple concrete trucks and concrete pumping equipment that may increase noise levels. This week construction material including reinforcing steel will be delivered daily between 3:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Waterproofing, electrical and plumbing and the installation of rebar is scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM. General maintenance of equipment, material deliveries and clean-up is also performed between the hours of 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM. Trucks and 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 on Wednesday August 28 there will be a concrete slab pour scheduled from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM which includes multiple concrete trucks and concrete pumping equipment that may increase noise levels. Excavation, trucking and welding of cross lot steel bracing is scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 5:00 AM and 11:30PM. General maintenance of equipment, material deliveries and clean-up is also performed between the hours of 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM. Trucks will enter and exit from the construction gate located at Fremont Street or First Street (between Mission and Howard Streets).

Eastern Transit Center Site (Between Beale and Fremont Streets): Excavation, trucking and welding of cross lot steel bracing is scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 5:00 AM and 11:30 PM. 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. General maintenance of equipment, material deliveries and clean-up is also performed between the hours of 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM. Trucks will enter and exit from the construction gates located on Fremont Street and at Beale Street (between Mission and Howard Streets).

Day Shift:

Excavation and Bracing/Below Grade Transit Center Construction:

Western Transit Center Site (Between First and Second Streets): This week on Tuesday August 27, there will be a concrete slab pour from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM which will include multiple concrete trucks and concrete pumping equipment that may increase noise levels. This week construction material including reinforcing steel will be delivered daily between 3:00 AM and 5:00 PM. The waterproofing, electrical and plumbing and the installation of rebar is scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM. General maintenance of equipment, material deliveries and clean-up is also performed between the hours of 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM. Trucks and 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 on Wednesday August 28 there will be a concrete slab pour scheduled from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM which includes multiple concrete trucks and concrete pumping equipment that may increase noise levels. Excavation, trucking and welding of cross lot steel bracing is scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 5:00 AM and 11:30PM. General maintenance of equipment, material deliveries and clean-up is also performed between the hours of 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM. Trucks will enter and exit from the construction gate located at Fremont Street or First Street (between Mission and Howard Streets).

Eastern Transit Center Site (Between Beale and Fremont Streets): Excavation, trucking and welding of cross lot steel bracing is scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 5:00 AM and 11:30PM. 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. General maintenance of equipment, material deliveries and clean-up is also performed between the hours of 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM. 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 no underground utilities work this week. Underground utilities work on Mission Street between Main Street and First Street will resume in September.

What to Expect Labor day Weekend (Saturday 8/31/13 – Monday 9/2/13):

Western Transit Center Site (Between First and Second Streets): This weekend there will be general construction activities such as waterproofing, and installation of electrical, plumbing, and reinforcing steel for the Trainbox below grade on Saturday August 31 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM. There is no construction work scheduled for Sunday September 1, or Monday September 2 due to Labor Day weekend.

Central Transit Center Site (Between Fremont and First Streets): This weekend there is no construction work scheduled on Saturday August 31 through Monday September 2 due to Labor Day weekend.

Eastern Transit Center Site (Between Beale and Fremont Streets): This weekend there is no construction work scheduled on Saturday August 31 through Monday September 2 due to Labor Day weekend.

NOTICE 9/7/13: The first major pour of structural concrete will take place Friday night September 6 beginning at 10:00 PM and ending Saturday September 7 at 8:00 PM at the Western Transit Center Site. Traffic may be impacted occasionally with Concrete trucks queue along Howard Street between Fremont and Second Streets. Construction flaggers and SFPD will be assigned during peak hours to assist with traffic and pedestrians.

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:

NOTICE 9/7/13: Howard Street (Between Fremont and Second Streets): Traffic may be impacted occasionally Friday night September 6 beginning at 10:00 PM and ending Saturday September 7 at 8:00 PM due to the first major pour of structural concrete. Concrete trucks will queue along Howard Street between Fremont and Second Streets. Construction flaggers and SFPD will be assigned during peak hours to assist with traffic and pedestrians.

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): On Wednesday August 28, the Eastern lane between Natoma and Mission Street will be closed from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. 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. There is now an additional traffic light activated on Fremont Street mid-block between Howard and Mission Streets – commuters and pedestrians should be prepared to stop. 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):This week there is no Transbay Project work scheduled on Mission Street. Work on Mission Street between Main Street and First Street will resume in September.

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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