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I-880 Southbound HOV Lane

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SOUTHBOUND INTERSTATE 880 HOV LANE PROJECT Full Northbound and Southbound Freeway Closures Planned for Thursday, November 13 and Friday, November 14

SAN LEANDRO, ALAMEDA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is planning a full closure of northbound Interstate 880 on Thursday morning, November 13, from 12:01 a.m. to 4 a.m., and full closure of southbound Interstate 880 on Friday morning, November 14, from 12:01 a.m. to 4 a.m.


Project Sponsor

Alameda County Transportation Commission

Project Partners

California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), City of Oakland, City of San Leandro

Project Description

The project will widen the southbound I-880 mainline from Hegenberger Road to Marina Boulevard for a High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane and will reconstruct the Davis Street and Marina Boulevard overcrossings to accommodate the HOV lane and provide standard vertical clearance over the freeway. The project will extend the start of the southbound HOV lane to the north by approximately three miles; construction includes widening of the bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) and San Leandro Creek. Approximately 3,000 feet of soundwall will also be reconstructed. The project will be built under two separate construction contracts, both of which will be administered by Caltrans. The north segment of the project extends from Hegenberger Road to just north of Davis Street. The south segment extends from Davis Street to Marina Boulevard.

Project Benefits

This project will reduce recurrent southbound congestion and delay during peak periods by improving highway service to carpool and transit riders, decrease commute times for all riders, enhance safety, and encourage ridesharing and the use of transit. Reconstructing the Marina Blvd and Davis St Interchanges will improve vertical clearance on Interstate 880 and reduce the frequency of big rigs with high loads hitting the bridges.

Project Schedule

Construction for the north segment from Hegenberger Road to just north of Davis Street will begin in late January 2013 and is expected to be complete by spring 2015.
Construction for south segment from Davis Street to Marina Boulevard will begin in late January 2013 and is expected to be complete by spring 2016.

Total Project Cost
$83.4 million