Weekend Work: This weekend work will be conducted from 6:00 AM on Saturday until 5:00 AM on Monday. The contractors do not anticipate working between the hours of 11:00 PM and 6:00 AM. However, if additional work is required, it will not include jack hammering or other excessive noise producing activities during the moratorium hours.
Street and Sidewalk Closure: This weekend, First Street, between Howard and Mission Streets will be closed due to demolition of the First Street over crossing from 6:00 AM on Saturday until 5:00 AM on Monday. During the weekend, Natoma Street, between Second and Fremont Streets, will be closed except to local traffic. The street will be reduced to one single lane westbound between Fremont and First Streets and eastbound between Second and First Streets. The contractor will work with neighboring tenants to accommodate all local access.
Minna Street, between First Street and Shaw Alley, will be closed except to local traffic and will be reduced to one single west bound lane during the weekend. The contractor will work with neighboring tenants to accommodate all local access.
Demolition: The demolition contractor, Evans Brothers, will continue the demolition of the First Street over crossing. This work will require the weekend closure of First Street between Howard and Mission Streets from 6:00 AM on Saturday until 5:00 AM on Monday.
The large wrecking ball crane, “Big Red,” has been assembled on-site in front of 425 Mission Street (the old Terminal building). The contractor anticipates use of the wrecking ball the week of November 22. An email update will be distributed prior to the first ball drop on the Terminal building itself.
Temporary Terminal: The Temporary Terminal contractors, McGuire and Hester, will be working this weekend from 7:00 AM until 3:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday in order to install the remaining canopies.
Utilities: The Utilities Relocation Contractor, Trinet, will be working from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday on First Street, within the street closure.
Weekday Work: Weekday work between Monday, November 15, 2010, and Friday, November 19, 2010, will focus on the continued demolition of the East Terminal structure along with the Main Terminal roof and upper walls. The contractor will work between the hours of 7:00 AM and 11:00 PM. Lane restrictions will remain on Minna and Natoma Streets.
The Temporary Terminal contractors will be working from 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM and will continue the installation of the remaining canopies on the Temporary Terminal site.
The Utility Relocation Contractor will be working 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM and will continue potholing on Minna Street.
What to Expect Next Weekend (11/19-11/21):
Next weekend, the contractor will continue demolition of the First Street over crossing which will require the weekend closure of First Street. This closure will begin early Saturday morning and continue through until 5:00 AM on Monday. The contractor will work all shifts, including 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM, with a moratorium on jack hammering and other excessive noise producing activities between the hours of 11:00 PM and 6:00 AM.
The Temporary Terminal contractors will continue the installation of the remaining canopies.
NOTICE: The demolition contractor has encountered additional asbestos containing materials in the Terminal Building. These materials were encountered on the bus deck level in the pavement area of the boarding islands. The material is being abated, per specifications and in accordance with all local, State and Federal regulations. The tents on the Terminal facility are part of those procedures and are there to protect the public from any potential exposure to hazardous materials.
The demolition of the Terminal has begun and, in order to safely bring down the facility, the demolition contractor will be working, at a minimum, double shifts. It is highly likely that weekend and weekday 24-hour work will need to occur between now and November 23rd. The TJPA has instructed its demolition contractors to make every effort to minimize the impact to the community and to progress through this phase of work as quickly as possible. However, due to the nature of this portion of demolition, safety will require 24-hour work to be conducted regularly. Although it is the Transbay Transit Center Project's (TJPA) intention to maintain the moratorium, safety may require limited lifting of the noise restriction.