UCSF Commuters Urged to Make Contingency Plans for Bay Bridge Closure

August 21, 2013

UC San Francisco employees who commute from the East Bay are asked to prepare alternative transportation plans for the six-day closure of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge beginning next week.

Transportation officials plan to close the bridge beginning 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, taking the original East Span out of service and preparing the new East Span. The bridge is scheduled to reopen at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Alternative routes include using the San Rafael-Richmond, Dumbarton and San Mateo bridges. BART also will offer limited round-the-clock service from the night of Aug. 28 through the morning of Sept. 2, with train service schedules still being finalized.

UCSF supervisors should talk with their staff about possible impacts on commutes and discuss options so that the campus and medical center can continue business as usual.

UCSF employees are encouraged to use public transportation, try carpooling/vanpooling, explore telecommuting from home if operationally feasible, and/or working with their supervisors to arrange flexible work schedules temporarily.

Here are some key transportation resources for the Bay Bridge closure: