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Remember: High Street Bridge to close until September

It’ll be a time of going from Point A to Point B via a detour during seismic upgrade work on the High Street Bridge from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday (beginning this Wednesday). The work will continue through Sept. 1. Most of us are on automatic pilot when it comes to our routine routes so this will surely cause some turn-arounds until drivers get used to the idea of the closed bridge.

It’ll also add congestion to the other Island exits, so while you’re on the road, breathe deeply, count to 10 and be grateful that these extended bridge closures don’t happen often. As for the residents near the bridge, enjoy the days of decreased traffic noise (assuming the seismic work doesn’t make too much racket).

Seismic work on the Park Street Bridge is nearly completed and required closing only partial closure.

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Webster Tube reopened after fallen debris removed

The Webster Tube from Oakland to Alameda was shut down on Sunday after an 8-foot-by-8-foot chunk of decorative concrete fell onto the roadway about 6 p.m. According to Caltrans no one was injured, and the tube was reopened in time for this morning’s commute. Details here. Last Thursday, the parallel Posey Tube, which moves trafffic from Alameda to Oakland, was shut down for a bus accident.