CA: Public Outreach Program and Replacement of the West Approach of the Oakland Bay Bridge

Award Winner: Large Project – Innovative Management
Public Outreach Program and Replacement of the West Approach of the Oakland Bay Bridge
San Francisco, CA 

“I could not be more proud of the incredible workers who are making the West Approach of the bridge a reality, a full seven months ahead of schedule. This is exactly the type of skill and cooperation that the people of California expect and deserve from their government.”
— Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Public Outreach Program and Replacement of the West Approach of the Oakland Bay Bridge

As part of a larger project to seismically retrofit the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge, Caltrans replaced a 1-mile stretch of Interstate 80 in San Francisco that serves as the bridge’s West Approach. As a result, it was necessary to completely close the Bay Bridge — a vital transportation artery — for three days over the 2007 Labor Day Weekend. This caused Caltrans to initiate the largest public outreach campaign in California transportation history to promote the closure.

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