The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will temporarily shift traffic onto the new Interstate 880 southbound bridge over High Street in Oakland Nov. 12 and 13, according to a Caltrans press release.
The lane shift is expected to begin around 7 p.m. Nov. 12, when drivers heading south will be moved onto the bridge currently under construction.
Southbound I-880 will remain open with intermittent lane closures over High Street throughout the night Nov. 12. All lanes are expected to be open by noon, Sunday, Nov. 13.
A couple of weeks after the southbound shift onto the new bridge, the current southbound lanes will be used as temporary northbound lanes. The northbound traffic will be shifted over to allow construction crew room to demolish the current northbound section of the I-880 bridge and construct new northbound lanes.
As part of work on northbound I-880, Coliseum Way between High and 46th Avenue will undergo a lane reduction in late November.
Currently, there are two northbound lanes and one southbound lane. Due to the upcoming work on northbound I-880, construction crews will close the current southbound lane on Coliseum Way. Southbound Coliseum Way trafffic will be detoured onto San Leandro Street.
Also, traffic on 45th Avenue will only be allowed to turn right onto Coliseum and head toward High Street.
Caltrans urges everyone travelling along these stretches of I-880 and Coliseum Way to pay attention to the new configurations and obey all posted traffic signs as motorists adjust to the new alignment and flow of traffic.
The traffic shifts are part of the construction work on the Interstate 880 High Street Seismic Retrofit Project.