Transbay Transit Center Contruction Update For November 12th – 15th 2013

Zennie Abraham / Zennie62
Zennie Abraham / Zennie62

The Transbay Transit Center of The San Francisco Bay Area’s construction update features the news that electrical and plumbing work has started at the bottom of the complex where what is called the “train box” is being built.

And if you haven’t seen the construction video, here it is (new one coming soon):

And this is the full video playlist of all Zennie62 videos on the project:

Here’s the full update for this week, November 12th through the 15th:

Weekday Work (11/11/13 – 11/15/13):

Night Shift:

Transit Center Construction Activity:

Western Transit Center Site (Between First and Second Streets): Construction of the Transbay Transit Center is underway and is scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM. Construction work includes reinforcing steel installation, electrical conduits, plumbing and the installation the waterproofing system. This week reinforcing steel delivery is scheduled daily between 3:00 AM and 5:30 PM. Trucks will enter and exit at First Street. General maintenance of equipment, material deliveries and clean-up will also be performed between the hours of 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM. Trucks and equipment will enter and exit from the construction gates located on Howard Street (between First and Second Streets) and at First Street (between Mission and Howard Streets).

Central Transit Center Site (Between Fremont and First Streets): This week excavation, trucking and welding of cross lot steel bracing on the eastern end is scheduled daily between the hours of 5:00 AM and 6:30 PM. General maintenance of equipment, equipment and material deliveries, and clean-up will also be 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 First Street (between Mission and Howard Streets).

Eastern Transit Center Site (Between Beale and Fremont Streets): This week excavation, trucking and welding of cross lot steel bracing on the eastern end is scheduled daily between the hours of 5:00 AM and 6:30 PM. General maintenance of equipment, equipment and material deliveries and clean-up will also be 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 (Main Street to Fremont Street): Mission Street traffic may be impacted occasionally during construction of the underground auxiliary water supply system piping. This work has been coordinated with MUNI operations and must be performed at night. This week work is focused on the intersection of Mission and Main Street and is scheduled Monday through Friday night from 7:30 PM to the next morning at 5.30 AM. Impact tools and cutting of asphalt concrete will be performed between 7.30 PM to 10.00 PM due to noise permit requirements. This work will continue weekly until December 20, 2013. Work will resume in January and continue into the first quarter of 2014.

Day Shift:

Transit Center Construction Activity:

Western Transit Center Site (Between First and Second Streets): Construction of the Transbay Transit Center is underway and is scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM. Construction work includes reinforcing steel installation, electrical conduits, plumbing and the installation the waterproofing system. This week reinforcing steel delivery is scheduled daily between 3:00 AM and 5:30 PM. Trucks will enter and exit from First Street. General maintenance of equipment, material deliveries and clean-up will also be performed between the hours of 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM. Trucks and equipment will enter and exit from the construction gates located on Howard Street (between First and Second Streets) and at First Street (between Mission and Howard Streets).

Central Transit Center Site (Between Fremont and First Streets): This week excavation, trucking and welding of cross lot steel bracing on the eastern end is scheduled daily between the hours of 5:00 AM and 6:30 PM. General maintenance of equipment, equipment and material deliveries, and clean-up will also be 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 First Street (between Mission and Howard Streets).

Eastern Transit Center Site (Between Beale and Fremont Streets): This week demolition of concrete will continue during the day shift only, between the hours of 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM resulting in increased vibration and noise. This week excavation, trucking and welding of cross lot steel bracing on the eastern end is scheduled daily between the hours of 5:00 AM and 6:30 PM. General maintenance of equipment, equipment and material deliveries and clean-up will also be 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).

What to Expect Next Weekend (Saturday 11/16/13 – Sunday 11/17/13):

Western Transit Center Site (Between First and Second Streets): This weekend there are no construction activities scheduled. However, general maintenance of equipment, equipment and material deliveries and site clean-up is scheduled on Saturday November 16 between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM. Trucks and equipment will enter and exit from the construction gates located on Howard Street (between First and Second Streets) and at First Street (between Mission and Howard Streets). The next pour of structural concrete will take place in the Western Transit Center site Saturday November 23.

Central Transit Center Site (Between Fremont and First Streets):This weekend there are no construction activities scheduled. However, general maintenance of equipment, equipment and material deliveries and site clean-up is scheduled on Saturday November 16 between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM. Trucks will enter and exit from the construction gates located on Fremont Street and at First Street (between Mission and Howard Streets).

Eastern Transit Center Site (Between Beale and Fremont Streets): This weekend there are no construction activities scheduled. However, general maintenance of equipment, equipment and material deliveries and site clean-up is scheduled on Saturday November 16 between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM. Trucks will enter and exit from the construction gates located on Fremont Street and at Beale Street (between Mission and Howard Streets).

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:

Mission Street (Main Street to Fremont Street): Mission Street traffic may be impacted occasionally during construction of the underground auxiliary water supply system piping. This work has been coordinated with MUNI operations and must be performed at night. The contractor this week is focused on the intersection of Mission and Main Street. This work is scheduled Monday through Friday night from 7:30 PM to the next morning at 5.30 AM. Impact tools and cutting of asphalt concrete will be performed between 7.30 PM to 10.00 PM for the next week due to noise permit requirements. This work will take place on Mission Street from Monday October 28, 2013 and continue weekly until December 20, 2013. Work will resume in January and continue into the first quarter of 2014.

Howard Street (Between Fremont and Second Streets): The next pour of structural concrete will take place in the Western Transit Center site Saturday November 9th . Traffic may be impacted occasionally Friday nights beginning at 10:00 PM and ending Saturday nights at 10:00 PM. Concrete trucks will queue along Howard Street and First Street. Construction flaggers and SFPD will be assigned during peak hours to assist with traffic and pedestrians during these major concrete pours. During the week, Monday through Saturday Trucks and equipment will enter and exit from the construction gate located on Howard Street (between First and Second Streets) and the construction gate at First Street (between Mission and Howard Streets).

Main Street (Between Mission and Howard Streets): Main Street traffic may be impacted occasionally during construction of the underground auxiliary water supply system piping. This work has been coordinated with MUNI operations and must be performed at night. Next week our contractor is focused on the intersection of Mission and Main Street. This work is scheduled Monday through Friday night from 7:30 PM to the next morning at 5.30 AM.

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. 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.

Fremont Street (Between Mission and Howard Streets): Fremont 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. There is now an additional traffic light activated on Fremont Street mid-block between Howard and Mission Streets – be prepared to stop. The eastern sidewalk is closed. Pedestrians will continue to use west sidewalk of the temporary bridge and are urged to use the crosswalks at the Mission and Howard Street intersection to safely cross.

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.

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.

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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