Starting Sunday, August 27, 2017 and continuing through November 2017, the Bay Bridge People Path will be closed every other week for demolition activity on the old Bay Bridge. The closures will start on Sundays and continue through midday on the following Saturday. During the closures, Caltrans will be placing explosives and detonation equipment on the remaining bridge foundations.
Prior to this announcement, Bike East Bay and San Francisco Bicycle Coalition met with Caltrans and the California Highway Police (CHP) to ensure these closures allow as much public access as possible. Previously, Bike East Bay successfully advocated for seven day a week access on the Bay Bridge People Path starting May 2017.
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Bay Bridge People Path Fall 2017 Closure Dates:
Sunday August 27 - Saturday September 2, Labor Day Weekend
Sunday September 10 - Saturday September 16
Sunday September 24 - Saturday September 30
Sunday October 8 - Saturday October 14
Sunday October 22 - Saturday October 28
Sunday November 5 - Saturday November 11
According to Caltrans, September to November is the best time period for demolition work in order to minimize impact to marine species in the Bay. Caltrans engineers are aiming to reopen the path by midday on Saturdays, but say this may be delayed in order to protect marine life.
More project information: www.baybridgeinfo.org