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Oakland construction and garage closures

As construction continues on AC Transit’s East Bay Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, which will begin serving the community this spring, traffic around the 1111 Franklin building will be impacted.

Nighttime paving on 11th and 12th streets

Beginning last week, BRT contractor O.C. Jones & Sons, Inc. is removing existing pavement on 11th and 12th Streets between Broadway and Lake Merritt Boulevard. After the initial roadway rehabilitation is complete, 11th and 12th Streets will be repaved from curb to curb. This work will be completed over multiple nights, roughly between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.

For most of the work, the contractor will maintain one lane in each direction on 11th and 12th Streets; however, there will be temporary night time closures at times. Emergency vehicles always have access to 11th and 12th Streets. Please follow all construction and detour signs while this work is underway.

UCOP garage closure timeline

Friday, March 13

  • You may enter the garage until 7 p.m.
  • You may exit the garage until 9 p.m.
  • From 9 p.m. through 5:30 a.m., the garage will not be accessible

Saturday, March 14

  • You may enter and exit the garage from 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • From 7 p.m. through 5:30 a.m., the garage will not be accessible

Sunday, March 15

  • Normal garage availability resumes at 5:30 a.m.

Monday, March 16

  • Beginning at 7 p.m., entering and exiting the garage may be delayed (up to 20 minutes)

About the BRT

BRT is often called “light rail on wheels” because it brings the frequency, safety and reliability of light rail to the bus rider. The service will run primarily along International Boulevard between 20th Street and Broadway in downtown Oakland to the San Leandro BART Station. BRT’s new fleet of five-door, hybrid-electric buses will offer train-like boarding along this 9.5-mile route, arriving every seven minutes during peak times. This revolution in East Bay transportation will begin serving the community this spring!

For any questions, please contact Chief Building/Security Manager Roman Starno at or (510) 587-6100.


Blog photo by Silvia Brazzoduro on Unsplash

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