Caltrans District 4 Harry Y. Yahata, District Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 16, 2000
CONTACT: Lauren E. Wonder, 408/232-0228

uuTRAFFIC ADVISORYuu

FALSEWORK PLACEMENT TO CLOSE I-880 AT NIGHT

San JoseóInterstate 880 will be closed in both directions on Thursday night between North First Street and Coleman Avenue in order to place falsework for the temporary overcrossing for Route 87. Additionally, all northbound lanes will be closed Wednesday night and all southbound lanes will be closed Friday night between North First Street and Coleman Avenue.

Detours will use Coleman Avenue, Hedding Street and North First Street. Detour signs are posted throughout the route to direct motorists affected by each nightís closure.

I-880 closure schedule between North First Street and Coleman Avenue:

DATE

DIRECTION

TIME

Wednesday night

All northbound lanes

Midnight to 4 AM

Thursday night

All northbound lanes

Midnight to 4 AM

 

All southbound lanes

1 AM to 5 AM

Friday night

All southbound lanes

2 AM to 6 AM

Cranes will lift and swing heavy beams and girders across the lanes to form the Route 87 overcrossing bridge structure and deck over I-880. In order to protect motorists from the operation and to provide efficient access to the work area, the cranes will be placed in the lanes, thus requiring a full directional freeway closure.

Delays for San Jose International Airport traffic should be minimal, but travelers and employees may want to plan accordingly if traveling during the closure times.

Map of Detour Routes

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For Route 87 Freeway Improvement Project information, please see www.route87.org or for traffic impact updates during the project, please call 408/232-0229.