Caltrans News Release

District 4
Harry Yahata, District Director

June 8, 2001
Contact:

Caltrans - Steve Williams, (510) 286-7399
Pager - (510) 539-0203

City of Alameda - Patricia Berry, (510) 749-5805


Posey Tube To Be Closed June 15-16

The Posey Tube (Alameda to Oakland) will be closed to vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic from Friday, June 15 at 9 p.m. until Saturday, June 16 at 12 noon for filming. During this period, motorists leaving Alameda will be detoured to the Park Street Bridge and the Fruitvale Avenue Bridge.

The Webster Tube (Oakland to Alameda) will remain open to traffic.

AC Transit buses will follow the normal Caltrans tube closure detour route on Thursday, June 14 and Friday, June 15. On Saturday, June 16 from 6 a.m. to 12 noon, AC Transit will provide two shuttle buses traveling between Webster Street and Park Street (please see Shuttle Bus map attached). Transit service to downtown Oakland will be available on the #51 bus on Park Street. The shuttle bus service will provide a transfer coupon at no charge for those transferring to the #51 bus. Both the shuttles and the #51 buses will have bicycle racks.

On Sunday night, June 17, the Caltrans seismic retrofit work in both the Posey and Webster tubes will revert back to the regular construction schedule (both tubes will be closed to traffic Sunday through Thursday, from 9 p.m. each night until 6 a.m. the following morning.)

For more information, motorists can call the project hotline at (510) 286-7398.