Oakland Touchdown (OTD 1)

The Oakland Touchdown is located west of the Bay Bridge toll plaza and will connect the new side-by-side decks of the new East Span to Interstate 80. The project involves building two roadway sections and a new electrical substation, in addition in extensive relocation of underground utilities.

Construction of the OTD consists of two phases. Prime contractor MCM Construction completed the first phase of construction on time and on budget in June 2010. Begun in August 2007, the first phase entailed building most of the structure, including approximately 1,000 feet of the new westbound lanes and about 500 feet of the eastbound lanes. Workers used nearly 8,700 tons of reinforcing steel and 1.5 million cubic feet of concrete (including 586,000 cubic feet of lightweight cellular concrete for the embankment) in the first phase.

Before Phase 2 begins, westbound traffic will start flowing on the new East Span and be shifted to the OTD’s new westbound lanes. During the second phase, crews will demolish the old westbound lanes in order to finish building the new eastbound lanes and connect them to I-80 in Oakland.

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