Important Announcements

 

 

October 23, 2018

Expect delays from the Park Street/Blanding Avenue Paving Project Sunday, 11/4, from 7pm-5am (night), and Tues-Fri, 11/6-9, from 9am-3pm (day)

Park Street and Blanding Avenue Paving Project Update

 

October 19, 2018

UPDATE on road closure at High Street and Otis Drive. The road will remain closed most of the day. Avoid the area to limit traffic conditions. And please drive slow and take extra caution as this area is a school zone.

 

October 18, 2018

UPDATE: The water flow has been stopped, East Bay MUD is working on repairing the break, and signs for road closures/detours are in place. EBMUD estimates the repair will be complete before the morning commute.

 

Please AVOID Otis Drive and High Street due to a water main break. The intersection is flooding and work crews are attempting repairs.

 

October 16, 2018

Caltrans extends closure of 880 Northbound onramp at 23rd Avenue

 

October 4, 2018

LATE NIGHT POWER OUTAGE TONIGHT: In order for Alameda Municipal Power to complete repairs related to Tuesday's power outage (10/2), customers in the area of Clement, Buena Vista, and Lincoln -- along with all customers from Sherman Street through east Alameda, including Bay Farm Island, may be without power for up to five minutes at approximately 3 am on Friday, Oct. 5. AMP appreciates your understanding as they work to ensure system reliability!

 

September 21

Late-Night Closure of the Webster Tube for Electrical System Maintenance:

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced that it will have a late-night closure of the Webster Tube (entering Alameda) for electrical system maintenance on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, from 9:30 pm to 4:30 am the following morning.

 

September 20

Caltrans to close 880 Northbound onramp at 23rd Avenue:

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct a continuous full closure of the Northbound 880 Onramp at 23rd Avenue for two consecutive weeks, starting September 28 – October 15, 2018, to complete the connector ramp for the new 23rd Avenue Overcrossing onto Northbound I-880 in the City of Oakland.

 

August 9, 2018

The Posey Tube, exiting Alameda, will be closed:

Monday, August 20, from 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. the following morning

Tuesday, August 21, from 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. the following morning

Wednesday, August 22, from 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. the following morning

 

The Webster Tube, entering Alameda, will be closed:

Monday, August 27, from 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. the following morning

Tuesday, August 28, from 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. the following morning

Wednesday, August 29, from 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. the following morning

 

Questions or information about the Posey and Webster Tube closures should be directed to Eroluis Oseguera, Caltrans, Tunnels and Tubes, at 510-286-3947.

 

July 24, 2018

Click here for more information about annual street repair and resurfacing projects.

 

July 13, 2018

AVOID THE POSEY TUBE -- the tube just reopened following a major accident on the Oakland side, but traffic across Alameda is affected and is especially bad in the area around the tube. Please drive safe and be alert!

 

July 10, 2018

Bay Farm Island Bridge Closure Update:

Caltrans expected to complete this project over the weekend, but encountered quite a few significant challenges that prevented project completion. They announced the need for a full evening closure (11pm to 5am) on Wednesday, July 11, Thursday, July 12, and Friday, July 13. This schedule could change, and we will post any updated information we receive right away. 

 

July 5, 2018

Bay Farm Island Bridge Closure Update:

Final evening closures on the current project are expected on the following days and times:

THURS, JULY 5 -- CLOSES 11PM 
FRI, JULY 6 -- OPENS 5AM, CLOSES MIDNIGHT 
SAT, JULY 7 -- OPENS 7AM, CLOSES MIDNIGHT
SUN, JULY 8 -- OPENS 7AM, CLOSES 11PM
MON, JULY 9 -- OPENS 5AM

 

July 2, 2018

AC Transit Detours July 4th from 5am - 2pm:
 
Line 20 will operate via Atlantic Avenue, Constitution Way, Lincoln Avenue, Mozart Street, Santa Clara Avenue, Chestnut Street, Encinal Avenue, and Willow Street into Alameda South Shore Center. Also, it will run on Broadway instead of Park Street between the Alameda South Shore Center entrance and Blanding Avenue. Board Line 20 at the regular stops on Webster Street at Willie Stargell Avenue or to downtown Oakland at Atlantic Avenue, on Lincoln Avenue at 8th Street, at Line 51A stops on Santa Clara Avenue between Mozart and Chestnut streets, inside the Alameda South Shore Center, or at temporary stops along Broadway (at Encinal and San Jose avenues).
 
Line 21 will also operate on Broadway instead of Park Street. Board Line 21 at temporary stops along Broadway (at Encinal and San Jose avenues).
 
Lines 51A and O will board at regular stops on Webster Street at Willie Stargell Avenue or northbound at Atlantic Avenue; Line O on Santa Clara Avenue at Bay Street; or Line 51A on Santa Clara Avenue at Mozart Street (to Rockridge BART) or Caroline Street (to Fruitvale BART), but not at stops between those points. Both lines will also serve temporary coach stops on Lincoln Avenue at 8th Street.
 
Board Line 96 at regular stops on Pacific Avenue at 4th Street or on Webster Street at Buena Vista Avenue, but not at stops between those points.

 

June 21, 2018

Bay Farm Island Bridge - Full Closure Tonight
Bridge Closure Alert: the Bay Farm Island bridge will be closed 11pm to 5am tonight.
 

 

June 19, 2018

 

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New Alameda Point Entry During Construction

New access point at Trident Avenue opens as Atlantic Avenue access point closes

 

May 31, 2018

Bay Farm Island Bridge Update: Caltrans is finishing their work to spot blast clean and paint steel bridge elements. We have been advised that there will be a few days in June with full closures. After that, the repairs will be complete! Thank you all for your patience and as soon as we are notified about these final days of bridge closures, we will post here again.

 

May 14, 2018

Bay Farm Island Bridge Update: with just 2 weeks of work to go on this project, Caltrans anticipates late night bridge closures Monday-Saturday until May 25, but there could be changes day-to-day. 

 
Anticipated closure hours:
Monday-Thursday: 11pm to 5am
Friday, Saturday: 12am (midnight) to 7am
Sunday: no closure

 

May 4, 2018

 

Expect late night closures of the Bay Farm Island bridge every day except Sunday.

 
Friday, May 4: closes midnight
Saturday, May 5: opens 7am, closes midnight
Sunday, May 6: opens 7am, no closure
 
Monday, May 7: closes 11pm
Tuesday, May 8: opens 5am, closes 11pm
Wednesday, May 9: opens 5am, closes 11pm
Thursday, May 10: opens 5am, closes 11pm
Friday, May 11: opens 5am, closes midnight
Saturday, May 12: opens 7am, closes midnight
Sunday, May 13: opens 7am, no closure
 
Monday, May 14: closes 11pm
Tuesday, May 15: opens 5am, closes 11pm
Wednesday, May 16: opens 5am, closes 11pm
Thursday, May 17: opens 5am, closes 11pm
Friday, May 18: opens 5am, closes midnight
Saturday, May 19: opens 7am, closes midnight
Sunday, May 20: opens 7am, no closure
 
Caltrans expects the repairs to be complete by Memorial Day Weekend, with some possible closures in the weeks that follow for wrap up work. We will continue to share updates as we receive them.

 

April 27, 2018

Please note the following nights Caltrans expects to close the Bay Farm Island Bridge for continued repair work:

 
Friday 4/27: closes at 12 midnight
Saturday 4/28: opens 7am
Monday 4/30: closes at 11pm
Tuesday May 1: opens at 5am, closes at 11pm
Wednesday May 2: opens at 5am, closes at 11pm
Thursday May 3: opens at 5am, closes at 11pm
Friday May 4: opens at 5am, closes at 12 midnight
Saturday May 5: opens at 7am
Monday May 7: closes at 11pm
Tuesday May 8: opens at 5am, closes at 11pm
Wednesday May 9: opens at 5am
 

April 21, 2018

Bay Farm Island Bridge Update: Per Caltrans, please expect full late night closures next week:

 

Monday 4/23: open in the morning, closes 11pm

Tuesday 4/24: open 5am, closes 11pm

Wednesday 4/25: open 5am, closes 11pm

Thursday 4/26: open 5am, closes 11pm

Friday 4/27: open 5am, closes 12 midnight

Saturday 4/28: open 7am

 

April 18, 2018

Bay Farm Island Bridge Update: Per Caltrans, please expect full evening closures tonight (Wednesday) through Saturday night, reopening Sunday morning, April 22, at 7am. Closure hours are 11pm-5am Wednesday-Thursday, 12am-7am Friday-Saturday.

 

April 10, 2018

Bay Farm Island Bridge Update: No full closures expected this week. Possible evening closures next week, we will update as soon as we have additional information.

 

April 2, 2018

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The County of Alameda Public Works Agency will be closing traffic lanes on the Miller-Sweeney (Fruitvale) Bridge, Park Street Bridge, and High Street Bridge on different days beginning in April.

 

Miller-Sweeny Bridge (connects with Fruitvale Avenue): Monday, April 2, lane closures from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Motorists should expect delays. Tuesday, April 3, lane closures during the day, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Then, later that night, there will be a full closure from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Motorists should follow the posted detour or choose another way to enter or exit Alameda.

High Street Bridge: Wednesday, April 4 through Friday, April 6, there will be a full closure from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each day. Motorists should follow the posted detour or choose another way to enter or exit Alameda. 

Park Street Bridge: Monday, April 9 through Thursday, April 12, lane closures from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. On Wednesday night, April 11, all lanes will be closed from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Motorists should follow the posted detour or choose another way to enter or exit Alameda.

 

March 25, 2018

Friday evening, a Monterey pine in Lower Washington Park fell and seriously injured a man while watching an Encinal High softball game. While he is in stable condition, this was a terrible accident, and we want residents to know that the City is taking this very seriously to prevent future accidents. Our Recreation and Parks Department confirmed that arborists regularly assess park trees in Alameda, most recently in 2017. In addition, maintenance staff assess park trees on a daily basis. The tree that fell Friday had appeared to be healthy, but the wet soils from recent rains combined with being on a sloped area may have played a role. The fallen tree was removed right away, and today our workers removed a second tree in an abundance of caution and assessed the other trees on the hill. Because of this work, Washington Park is safe and open to the public.

 

March 25, 2018

Bay Farm Island Bridge Closure ALERT: Starting Monday night, March 26, the BFI bridge will be closed nightly from 11pm to 5am, reopening at 7am Saturday morning, March 31. We expect the same schedule the following week, with a closure starting at 11pm Monday night, April 2, reopening at 7am Saturday, April 7. More info about the project is posted here: http://www.dot.ca.gov/d4/bridgerailingreplacement/

 

March 23, 2018

Bay Farm Island Bridge Update: Tonight, March 23, one lane closed, not a full closure. No closure Saturday and Sunday nights, March 24 and 25. Upcoming closures expected - will post dates and times ASAP

 

March 20, 2018

Bridge Closure Alert: the Bay Farm Island bridge will be closed 11pm to 5am tonight, Tuesday March 20th, Wednesday March 21st, Thursday March 22nd, and Friday March 23 (lifting Saturday March 24 at 5am). The pedestrian/bike bridge will remain open.

 

March 19, 2018

The Posey Tube leaving Alameda will reopen both lanes at midnight tonight. Oakland Public Works has completed their repair of the sinkhole. Thank you for your patience! 

 

March 13, 2018

Bay Farm Island Bridge Closure Alert: Caltrans will conduct a nightly (11am to 5am) full closure of the Bay Farm Island Bridge tonight, March 13th, through Friday night (ending 5am Saturday morning, March 17th)

 

March 8, 2018

Bridge Closure Update: please expect a full closure of the Bay Farm Island Bridge from 11pm to 5am tonight and Friday night, March 8 and 9, as well as Monday, March 12, Tuesday, March 13, and Friday, March 16. 

 

March 7, 2018

 

Bridge Closure Tonight: please expect a full closure of the Bay Farm Island Bridge tonight, March 7, from 11pm to 5am 

 

March 6, 2018

Bridge Closure Tonight: please expect a full closure of the Bay Farm Island Bridge tonight, March 6, from 11pm to 5am 

 

March 2, 2018

Bridge Closure Update: please expect a full closure of the Bay Farm Island Bridge this Monday night, March 5, from 11pm to 5am

 

February 26, 2018

Bridge Closure Update: There will be no full closure of the Bay Farm Island Bridge until further notice

 

February 20, 2018

The bridge will not be closed tonight, Tuesday, February 20th.

 

February 13, 2018

No nightly BFI bridge closures are expected this week. The continued Caltrans project will have regular lane closures, which will allow one lane in both directions at the same time, from 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM, nightly.  

 

February 8, 2018

Caltrans will close the Bay Farm Island bridge from 11pm to 5am tonight, February 8, Friday night, and Saturday night, reopening early morning Sunday, February 11.

 

February 5, 2018

This week, the BFI vehicle bridge will be closed from 11pm to 5am Monday and Tuesday night, February 5 and 6. 

 

January 29, 2018

The Caltrans night work on the Bay Farm Island vehicle bridge is expected to continue through May, with possible closures from 11pm to 5am. This work will not take place everyday, and we will update you with the schedule as soon as we receive it. This week, the BFI vehicle bridge will be closed Tuesday night, Wednesday night, and Thursday night, January 30, January 31, and February 1.

 

January 25, 2018

Annual Sewer Replacement Project Commencing

 

January 11, 2018

Notice Regarding Posey Tube Closure for Cleaning