Weekend Work: This weekend, the contractor will work to complete the demolition of the Fremont Street over crossing, including the overhead steel beams. This work will require the weekend closure of Fremont Street between Howard and Mission Streets from 6:00 AM Saturday to 5:00 AM Monday morning. Additional work will be performed on two of the remaining bridge footings on the East and West sides of Beale Street between Howard and Mission Streets.
Weekend work will be conducted from 6:00 AM on Saturday morning until 6:00 AM Monday morning with a moratorium on jack hammering and other excessive noise producing activities between the hours of 11:00 PM and 6:00 AM.
The large wrecking ball crane, “Big Red,” has arrived and is being assembled on-site in front of 425 Mission Street (the old Terminal building). The wrecking ball will not be utilized until the second half of next week. An email update will be distributed prior to the first ball drop on the Terminal building itself.
Please Note: As previously noticed, Natoma Street, between First and Fremont Streets, has been reduced to one single west bound lane. The contractor will work with neighboring tenants to accommodate all deliveries.
Weekday Work: Weekday work between Monday, November 1, 2010, and Friday, November 5, 2010, will focus on the continued demolition of the East Terminal structure along with the Main Terminal roof and upper walls adjacent to Natoma Street. Some of this work will require the use of a wrecking ball, which will be dropped on top of the Terminal facility mid to late week. Additional work will be performed to remove remaining bridge footings along Beale Street between Howard and Mission Streets.
The Temporary Terminal construction will proceed with the form and concrete pours of necessary signage footing and drive aisle space. Contractors will be employing double shifts and will be working from 6 AM to 11 PM.
Street and Sidewalk Closure: This weekend, Fremont Street, between Howard and Mission Streets will be closed due to demolition of the Terminal bridge steel at the Fremont over crossing from 6:00 AM on Saturday to 5:00 AM Monday morning.
What to Expect Next Weekend (11/5-11/7):
Next weekend, the contractor will begin demolition of the First Street over crossing which will require the first of three consecutive weekend closures of First Street. These closures will begin late Friday night in order to remove the overhead electrical systems prior to demolition. The contractor will work all three 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.
Community Meetings: Thank you to all of those who attended our community meetings on Wednesday, October 20, 2010. We appreciate your participation during these exciting times and look forward to seeing you all again at our next community meeting in late November.
NOTICE: 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.
Should you have any general questions about the TJPA, please call Courtney Lodato or Adam Alberti, Transbay Outreach Team, at: (415) 227-9700 or via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any urgent questions regarding site-specific demolition or construction activities, please call the TJPA construction activity number: (415) 409-TJPA (8572).
Please continue to check the TJPA website for the most up to date schedule of activities at: www.transbaycenter.org/demolition