BART and Caltrans will need to close a portion of westbound Interstate 580 (I-580) in the Dublin/Pleasanton area beginning 11p.m. on Saturday, June 19 through 9 a.m. Sunday, June 20. Ramps from Interstate 680 (I-680) leading to the impacted segment of I-580 will also be closed. These closures are necessary to accommodate construction crews as they install bridges perpendicular to the highway, which will provide access to the new West Dublin/Pleasanton Station.
"To complete the bridge installation, we will need to repeat these closures in July as well," BART Board President James Fang said. "While the I-580 closure may be inconvenient for a few late-night drivers we hope Tri-Valley residents realize this is short-term pain for long-term gain. Once completed, the West Dublin/Pleasanton Station will have 1200 parking spaces, which means potentially 1200 less cars on I-580."
"We will do this work very late at night on three Saturdays and into the morning hours the following Sundays as that time frame has the least impact to our community," BART Board Member John McPartland said. McPartland represents the Tri-Valley area. The next I-580 closures for the eastbound direction are planned for July 10 and 11 and then again on July 17 and 18. While segments of I-580 and the I-680 ramps are closed, drivers will need to use the designated street detours.
JUNE 19 & 20 CLOSURE DETAILS
Dublin/Pleasanton – Westbound Interstate 580 will have two lanes closed from 11 p.m. Saturday, June 19 to 9 a.m. Sunday, June 20. Ramp closures during this time include the westbound I-580 on-ramp from northbound and southbound I-680, and the westbound I-580 off-ramp to San Ramon Road. In addition, from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m., there will be a full closure of westbound I-580 at the West Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station. Traffic will be detoured from the Dougherty Road off-ramp to Dublin Blvd.
Westbound I-580 Detour: Take the Dougherty Road off-ramp and turn right. Turn left on Dublin Blvd. Follow signs for Interstate 680 on-ramps, or for westbound I-580, continue on Dublin Blvd. to San Ramon Road. Turn left and take the on-ramp to westbound I-580. Travelers should expect a delay of about six minutes for this detour.