-- Airport Users Should Take 98th Avenue Exit from I-880 --
Oakland International Airport (OAK) will temporarily close inbound Airport Drive at the intersection of Hegenberger Road and Doolittle Drive during daytime hours on Saturday, weather permitting. Construction crews will be finalizing work on an overhead sign that spans the width of the roadway. From southbound and northbound I-880, travelers and other airport users are encouraged to use the 98th Avenue exit.
On Saturday, July 19, from 7 a.m. to 12 noon, inbound Airport Drive will be closed at the intersection of Hegenberger Road and Doolittle Drive. Electronic message boards and detour signs will be posted on roadways leading to OAK during the closure period. Oakland Police Department will provide traffic enforcement at key intersections. The closed section of roadway will be clearly marked. Motorists are encouraged to use the following alternate routes to OAK during the closure period:
- From both southbound and northbound I-880, exit at 98th Avenue for a quick and direct route.
- From Alameda on southbound Doolittle Drive, take Harbor Bay Parkway to Ron Cowan Parkway.
- From San Leandro on northbound Doolittle Drive, airport traffic will be detoured right on Airport Access Road, then left on 98th Avenue.
During the closure period, motorists are encouraged to allow more time to get to the airport since detoured traffic may cause traffic delays. The sign maintenance project is part of OAK's billboard advertising program. This work is scheduled during daytime hours to ensure the safety of motorists and construction crews.
OAK completed its $300 million Terminal Improvement Program, which is designed to add even more convenience, security and customer service to the passenger experience, in spring 2008. OAK customers are now enjoying easier travel through the airport's newly expanded and renovated terminal, roadways, curbsides and parking lots. OAK is a revenue division of the Port of Oakland, an independent department of the city of Oakland and has served the travel needs of San Francisco Bay Area residents and visitors for over 80 years. Visit oaklandairport.com for more information.