CHP suggest alternative routes
to avoid MacArthur Maze traffic snarls
By Ari Barak
April 29, 2007
Following this morning's collapse
of a section of highway in Oakland's MacArthur Maze, California
Highway Patrol officials today recommended several alternate routes
for drivers traveling to locations throughout the Bay Area.
The interchanges from eastbound Interstate Highway 80 to eastbound
Interstate Highway 580, and from westbound Interstate Highway
80 to southbound Interstate Highway 880, remain closed indefinitely
after a tanker truck crashed and exploded, prompting
the collapse early this morning, according to Caltrans.
For drivers traveling from San Francisco to Hayward, take eastbound
Interstate Highway 80 over the Bay Bridge to southbound Interstate
For drivers going from San Francisco to Walnut Creek: after the
Bay Bridge, exit eastbound Interstate Highway 80 at West Grand
Avenue, take a left on Northgate Avenue, then enter the on-ramp
to eastbound Interstate Highway 580 towards state Highway 24,
and take eastbound state Highway 24 to Interstate Highway 680.
Four other alternate routes from San Francisco to parts of the
East Bay are recommended:
-Take southbound U.S. Highway 101 to the eastbound San Mateo
Bridge (state Highway 92) to Interstate Highway 880 north or south.
-Take southbound U.S. Highway 101 to the eastbound Dumbarton
Bridge (state Highway 84) to Interstate Highway 880 north or south.
-Take northbound U.S. Highway 101 over the Golden Gate Bridge
to the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge on eastbound Interstate Highway
-Take eastbound Interstate Highway 80 and exit the Albany/Buchanan
off-ramp, turn left under the freeway, left onto westbound Interstate
Highway 80, and follow to eastbound Interstate Highway 580.
For drivers going from Richmond to San Jose: take westbound Interstate
Highway 80 to eastbound Interstate Highway 580, then take westbound
Interstate Highway 980 to southbound Interstate Highway 880.
Going from Richmond to San Francisco, drivers can take westbound
Interstate Highway 880 to the Bay Bridge without any detours.
Going from San Francisco to Sacramento, drivers can take eastbound
Interstate Highway 880 to Sacramento without any detours.
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