I-580/80 Phase I Rehabilitation project set to begin

Published On May 22, 2013 | By Rob Arias | News & Commentary, Planning & Development

Evening work on the Maze will begin this week and noise and lighting disruptions are expected. The construction efforts are timed with the planned opening of the new eastern span of the Bay bridge scheduled for Labor Day Weekend. The decibel level of the noise that will be generated by the removal of concrete is unknown but Western facing neighbors should surely expect to spend this summer with their windows shut (It might be a good time to invest in a ceiling fan). Phase II will begin construction in spring 2014 and end in fall 2014.

Per Ron Kiaaina (DOT District 4 Project Manager):
The project will rehabilitate the existing bridge deck to prolong the life of the structure. The structure will not be widened, so the roadway width and lane configuration will remain exactly as it is today.

PROJECT TITLE:

I-580/I-80 Bridge Rehabilitation project (Phase 1)
Project Manager: Ron Kiaaina
Email: ron_kiaaina@dot.ca.gov

Description:

The project will rehabilitate the eastbound I-80 connector ramp to eastbound I-580 and the westbound I-580 connector ramp to westbound I-80 at the Distribution Structure in Oakland, in Alameda County. This project is the first of two phases to rehabilitate the bridge deck at the Distribution Structure.

Scope:

Remove unsound concrete, overlay the bridge deck with polyester concrete, and replace joint seal assemblies.

Project Purpose:

Rehabilitate the bridge deck to extend the service life of the distribution structure on this highly traveled corridor.

Issues of Local Interest:

  • With the anticipated San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge closure over Labor Day weekend in 2013, both connector ramps will be closed to public traffic at the Distribution Structure. The majority of work will be constructed at this time in order to minimize disruption to the travelling public
  • Night time work with lane closures on the freeway structure will be required to construct the project
  • There will be noise generated from construction demolition equipment
  • The Phase 2 project will rehabilitate the westbound I-580 connector to eastbound I-80 and westbound I-80 connector to eastbound I-580 at the Distribution Structure in spring 2014

BEGIN CONSTRUCTION: May 15, 2013
COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION: October 15, 2013
PROJECT FUNDING: The State Highway Maintenance Program
ESTIMATED CONSTRUCTION CAPITAL COST: $8,000,000

More information and news about the project can be read on the CalTrans Project Website →

About The Author

is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who moved to Emeryville in 2003. A new parent in the community, he can often be seen walking his French Bulldog rescue "Fiona" around his Park Avenue District neighborhood, traversing the greenway on his bike or enjoying his favorite Emeryville small businesses. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.

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