Transbay Transit Center Construction Update: Nov 18th To Nov 22nd 2013

This is the latest in the weekly construction update for the Transbay Transit Center.  The giant complex which will serve as the new transit hub for much of the Bay Area will be finished in 2017.

Here's the latest construction updates:

Weekday Work (11/18/13 – 11/22/13): 
Night Shift:
Transit Center Construction Activity:
Western Transit Center Site (Between First and Second Streets): Construction of the Transbay Transit Center is underway and is scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM. However; materials delivery (reinforcing steel) is scheduled daily between 3:00 AM and 5:00 PM. General maintenance of equipment, material deliveries and clean-up will also be performed between the hours of 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM. Trucks and equipment will enter and exit from the construction gates located on Howard Street (between First and Second Streets) and at First Street (between Mission and Howard Streets).
Central Transit Center Site (Between Fremont and First Streets): Construction of the Transbay Transit Center is underway and is scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM. However; materials delivery (reinforcing steel) is scheduled daily between 3:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Excavation and trucking is in progress at the eastern end daily between the hours of 5:00 AM and 5:30 PM. General maintenance of equipment, material deliveries and clean-up will also be performed between the hours of 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM. Trucks will enter and exit from the construction gates located on Fremont Street and at First Street (between Mission and Howard Streets).       
Eastern Transit Center Site (Between Beale and Fremont Streets): This week excavation, trucking and welding of cross lot steel bracing on the eastern end is scheduled daily between the hours of 6:00 AM and 6:30 PM. General maintenance of equipment, equipment and material deliveries and clean-up will also be performed between the hours of 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM. Trucks will enter and exit from the construction gates located on Fremont Street and at Beale Street (between Mission and Howard Streets).                                     
                    Underground Utilities/Trenching Work
Mission Street (Main Street to Fremont Street)Mission Street traffic may be impacted occasionally during construction of the underground auxiliary water supply system piping. This work has been coordinated with MUNI operations and must be performed at night. This week work is focused on the intersection of Mission and Main Street and is scheduled Monday through Friday night from 7:30 PM to the next morning at 5.30 AM. Impact tools and cutting of asphalt concrete will be performed between 7.30 PM to 10.00 PM due to noise permit requirement s. This work will continue weekly until December 20, 2013. Work will resume in January and continue into the first quarter of 2014. 
Day Shift:
Transit Center Construction Activity:
Western Transit Center Site (Between First and Second Streets): Construction of the Transbay Transit Center is underway and is scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM and includes; reinforcing steel installation, electrical conduits, plumbing and waterproofing system installation, reinforcing steel for walls, wall forming and concrete pours. This week rigging and  removal of cross lot steel bracing to allow for forming and pouring of concrete structural walls is scheduled daily between the hours of 6:00 AM and 6:30 PM.  General maintenance of equipment, material deliveries and clean-up will also be performed between the hours of 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM. Trucks and equipment will enter and exit from the construction gates located on Howard Street (between First and Second Streets) and at First Street (between Mission and Howard Streets).
Central Transit Center Site (Between Fremont and First Streets): Construction of the Transbay Transit Center is underway and is scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM and includes; reinforcing steel installation, electrical conduits, plumbing and waterproofing system installation, reinforcing steel for walls, wall forming and concrete pours. This week materials delivery (reinforcing steel) is scheduled daily between 3:00 AM and 5:00 PM. This week rigging and  removal of cross lot steel bracing to allow for forming and pouring of concrete structural walls is scheduled daily between the hours of 6:00 AM and 6:30 PM.  Excavation, trucking and drilled micropiles are in progress at the eastern end daily between the hours of 5:00 AM and 6:30 PM.  General maintenance of equipment, material deliveries and clean-up will also be performed between the hours of 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM. Trucks will enter and exit from the construction gates located on Fremont Street and at First Street (between Mission and Howard Streets).                  
Eastern Transit Center Site (Between Beale and Fremont Streets): This week excavation, trucking and welding of cross lot steel bracing on the eastern end is scheduled daily between the hours of 5:00 AM and 6:30 PM. General maintenance of equipment, equipment and material deliveries and clean-up will also be performed between the hours of 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM. Trucks will enter and exit from the construction gates located on Fremont Street and at Beale Street (between Mission and Howard Streets).                                                 
What to Expect Next Weekend (Saturday 11/23/13 Sunday 11/24/13):  
Western Transit Center Site (Between First and Second Streets): The next pour of structural concrete will take place in the Western Transit Center site Saturday November 23. Traffic may be impacted occasionally Friday night November 22 beginning at 10:00 PM and ending Saturday night November 23 at 10:00 PM. Concrete trucks will queue along Howard Street and First Street. Trucks and equipment will enter and exit from the construction gate located on Howard Street (between First and Second Streets) and the construction gate at First Street (between Mission and Howard Streets). Construction flaggers and SFPD will be assigned during peak hours to assist with traffic and pedestrians. There will be general construction work and clean up scheduled for Sunday November 24 during the day shift including equipment maintenance, equipment delivery and material deliveries. 
Central Transit Center Site (Between Fremont and First Streets):This weekend there are no construction activities scheduled. However, general maintenance of equipment, equipment and material deliveries and site clean-up is scheduled on Saturday November 23 between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM. Trucks will enter and exit from the construction gates located on Fremont Street and at First Street (between Mission and Howard Streets).     
Eastern Transit Center Site (Between Beale and Fremont Streets): This weekend there are no construction activities scheduled. However, general maintenance of equipment, equipment and material deliveries and site clean-up is scheduled on Saturday November 23 between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM. Trucks will enter and exit from the construction gates located on Fremont Street and at Beale Street (between Mission and Howard Streets).
Detours, Street and Sidewalk Closures:
The following streets will be temporarily impacted due to project activities. So you can plan ahead, please review the affected streets below:
Mission Street (Main Street to Fremont Street): Mission Street traffic may be impacted occasionally during construction of the underground auxiliary water supply system piping. This work has been coordinated with MUNI operations and must be performed at night. The contractor this week is focused on the section of Mission between Beale and Main Street. This work is scheduled Monday through Friday night from 7:30 PM to the next morning at 5.30 AM. Impact tools and cutting of asphalt concrete will be performed between 7.30 PM to 10.00 PM for the next week due to noise permit requirements. This work will continue weekly until December 20, 2013. Work will resume in January and continue into the first quarter of 2014. 
Howard Street (Between Fremont and Second Streets): The next pour of structural concrete will take place in the Western Transit Center site Saturday November 23. Traffic may be impacted occasionally Friday nights beginning at 10:00 PM and ending Saturday nights at 10:00 PM. Concrete trucks will queue along Howard Street and First Street. Construction flaggers and SFPD will be assigned during peak hours to assist with traffic and pedestrians during these major concrete pours. During the week, Monday through Saturday Trucks and equipment will enter and exit from the construction gate located on Howard Street (between First and Second Streets) and the construction gate at First Street (between Mission and Howard Streets).  
Main Street (Between Mission and Howard Streets): Main Street traffic may be impacted occasionally during construction of the underground auxiliary water supply system piping. This work has been coordinated with MUNI operations and must be performed at night. Next week our contractor is focused on the intersection of Mission and Main Street. This work is scheduled Monday through Friday night from 7:30 PM to the next morning at 5.30 AM
First Street (Between Mission and Howard Streets): The next pour of structural concrete will take place in the Western Transit Center site Saturday November 23. Traffic may be impacted occasionally Friday nights beginning at 10:00 PM and ending Saturday nights at 10:00 PM. Concrete trucks will queue along Howard Street and First Street. Construction flaggers and SFPD will be assigned during peak hours to assist with traffic and pedestrians during these major concrete pours. There is now an additional traffic light activated on Fremont Street mid-block between Howard and Mission Streets – commuters and pedestrians should be prepared to stop. Pedestrians will continue to use west sidewalk of the temporary bridge between Mission and Howard Streets. Pedestrians are urged to please use the crosswalks at the Mission and Howard Street intersection to safely cross.   
Fremont Street (Between Mission and Howard Streets): Fremont Street traffic may be impacted occasionally during construction with trucks entering and exiting construction gates. Construction flaggers and SFPD 10B Officers will be assigned during peak hours to assist with traffic and pedestrians. There is now an additional traffic light activated on Fremont Street mid-block between Howard and Mission Streets – be prepared to stop. The eastern sidewalk is closed. Pedestrians will continue to use west sidewalk of the temporary bridge and are urged to use the crosswalks at the Mission and Howard Street intersection to safely cross.   
Beale Street (Between Mission and Howard Streets):  Beale Street traffic may be impacted occasionally during construction with trucks exiting at the construction gates onto Beale Street. Construction flaggers will be assigned during peak hours to assist with traffic and pedestrians. Pedestrians will continue to use east sidewalk between Mission and Howard Streets. Pedestrians are urged to please use the crosswalks at the Mission and Howard Street intersection to safely cross.  
Natoma Street (Between Fremont and First Streets): Natoma Street (between Fremont and First Streets) has been reduced to one lane, one way (west bound), all vehicles will enter from Fremont Street and exit at First Street. Local vehicle and pedestrian access will remain available.
Natoma Street (Between First and Second Streets): Natoma Street (between First and Second Streets) has been changed to a dead end street for the life of the project with no vehicle access through Natoma Street from Second Street. Local vehicle and pedestrian access will remain available.
Minna Street (Between First and Second Streets): Minna Street has been reduced to one lane, one way (west bound), all vehicles will enter from First Street and exit at Second Street. There will be no parking along Minna Street between First Street and 130 feet east of Second Street for the life of the project. Local vehicle and pedestrian access will remain available.
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