Contact: Jo Murray, 510-238-8430, 800-492-9786 (pager)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
- Project Location: 98th Avenue exit from Interstate 880 in Oakland to Oakland International Airport and then to Harbor Bay Parkway in Alameda.
- The project provides a direct link between Interstate 880, Oakland International Airport and the Bay Farm Island area of Alameda.
- Although the project is primarily located within the Port of Oakland jurisdiction, portions are located within the cities of Alameda and Oakland. Project partners include the port, the two cities, and the Alameda County Transportation Authority, which administers the Measure B sales tax funds used to help finance the project.
- Total construction value: $114 million. Funding came from the four partners and the Federal Highway Administration.
- Construction started June 1999.
- The project consists of three construction contracts:
_ Contract A. Improvements to Harbor Bay Parkway, Air Cargo Road and Airport Drive and construction of the Taxiway B Bridge. Completion is scheduled for the fall of 2003.
_ Contract B. Construction of the Doolittle Drive and Airport Drive interchange. Inbound (toward the airport) lanes will open on June 20, and outbound lanes will open in the fall.
_ Contract C. Widening of 98th Avenue west of I-880. This is complete.
- General contractor: Gallagher & Burk of Oakland.
- Design consultants: Kaiser Engineers, J.T. Warren & Associates and Korve Engineers, all of Oakland.
- Scope of work includes the following:
- Doolittle Road overpass.
- Widening of 98th Avenue to six lanes.
- New landscaping, including Canary Island palms.
- Ornamental, teal-colored streetlights.
- Taxiway B bridge.