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Title:

REPLACING OAKLAND'S CYPRESS FREEWAY

Accession Number:

00750521

Record Type:

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Washington, DC 20402-9325 USA

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Order URL: http://worldcat.org/oclc/1586080

Abstract:

The Loma Prieta Earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay Area on October 17, 1989, causing the Cypress Freeway, Interstate 880 (I-880), to collapse. Community involvement was a very important part of the rebuilding process, which took nearly 8 years. Public outcry over the original route, which bisected West Oakland neighborhoods, caused the new freeway to be relocated to the west along the Southern Pacific railroad corridor. Although residents wanted to move the freeway completely out of Oakland, the selected route was a compromise that eliminated the physical and psychological barriers of an obtrusive freeway in the community. A public information office and a Citizens' Advisory Committee were established to keep the public informed and to voice community opinion on everything from the removal of hazardous waste to detour schedules. As part of the public outreach, the Cypress Freeway Employment Clearinghouse encouraged the hiring of area residents, minorities, and women to rebuild and provide materials for the new freeway. The project's $1.1 billion budget, 90% of which came from federal emergency relief funds, comprised approximately $650 million for construction, $350 million for right-of-way acquisition and for the relocation of the railroad and utilities, and the remainder for traffic management, transit enhancement, and mitigation. The project was broken into two phases. Phase 1 included the construction of the new western mainline along the railroad corridor and restored I-880 for traffic to and from San Francisco. Phase 2 included a connection with I-80 for traffic to and from Sacramento. These phases were further divided into seven major contracts, which are briefly outlined.

Language:

English

Corporate Authors:

Federal Highway Administration

1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590 USA

Authors:

Jackson, B

Pagination:

p. 30-35

Publication Date:

1998-3

Serial:

Public Roads

Volume: 61
Issue Number: 5
Publisher: Federal Highway Administration
ISSN: 0033-3735
OCLC: 1586080
Serial URL: http://www.tfhrc.gov/pubrds/pubrds.htm

Features:

Figures (1) ; Photos (8) ; References (4) ; Tables (1)

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Subject Areas:

Administration and Management; Construction; Finance; Highways; Society; I10: Economics and Administration; I52: Construction of Pavements and Surfacings

Files:

TRIS, USDOT

Created Date:

Jun 25 1998 12:00AM

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