Saturday, January 10, 2015


By. Amero
Yes yes people its 2015 and January is rolling by. Crazy how time flies. I'm here to spread the word about the closure of the world famous Golden Gate Bridge.The Bridge will be closed to install a movable median barrier which will provide a safer and more efficient system of separating opposing lanes of traffic. The bridge will be closed starting at 12:01 am on January 10th. And reopen Monday January 12 at 4:00 am. At least they didn't do the repairs during the holidays when traffic is at an all time high but The Bridge District is issuing a ‘no travel advisory’ that weekend, but if travel between San Francisco and the North Bay Area is necessary, there are several ways to get to your destination. 1. Golden Gate Transit bus service will be allowed to cross the Bridge. 2.Golden Gate Ferry will be offering expanded service that weekend, including late night service. 3. Just use an alternate route like the Richmond bridge or the Bay bridge. You can also ride your bike or walk across the 1.7 mile span of the bridge because the eastern side will remain open to pedestrians.What crews are working on is replacing the plastic tubes used to separate opposing lanes of traffic. During the heavy morning traffic southbound lanes are expanded to accommodate commuter traffic from the north into San Francisco and in the evening the tubes are shifted to allow north bound commuters out of San Francisco. The new barrier system will provide a safer and more efficient system of dividing opposing lanes of traffic.The barrier will be installed on the 1.7-mile-long Bridge and on the approach portion of Highway 101, north of the Golden Gate Bridge,starting at Alexander Avenue. Using transfer machines, the barrier will be moved several times a day to create more lanes in a particular direction to accommodate variable traffic demands. This new movable median barrier system will enhance safety by reducing the potential for crossover collisions and will allow the Bridge District to more efficiently reconfigure lane changes to optimize traffic operations on the bridge. This could not come any sooner because of the head on collisions occurring on the bridge. Streetwise Special Delivery Inc. will be open during the weekend for all your package deliveries in the bay area.

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