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Friday, May 23, 2014

Traffic Alert: I-280 Is Closed All Weekend

Posted By on Fri, May 23, 2014 at 8:41 AM

click to enlarge Closed! - CALTRANS
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  • Closed!

You might have learned this news the hard way this morning if you tried to commute Interstate 280 this morning: it's closed.

Yep, Caltrans has to shut down a two-mile stretch of the freeway to replace four bridge hinges on northbound and southbound I-280 near Cesar Chavez Street in San Francisco. The whole project is meant to make the highway stronger for all those soon-to-come earthquakes.

See Also: San Francisco Due to Be Destroyed by Earthquake. Or Earthquakes.

The 104-hour closure started at 9 p.m. last night and will remain off limits to traffic until Tuesday at 5 a.m. This exercise will repeat over July 4 and Labor Day weekends.

You can tell Caltrans is as unenthused as you are about this closure:

We've added the general fact sheet that will help guide you through these unpleasant times:

closure

In any event, there's yet one more reason for you to spend the weekend chilling on couch.


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Erin Sherbert

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Erin Sherbert has been Online News Editor for SF Weekly since 2010. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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