HAYWARD — A rumor was circulating that the city planned to use a helicopter to put the last two signal bridges in place along Foothill Boulevard.
Not so, says Morad Fakhrai, Hayward’s director of public works, engineering and transportation.
He said someone did actually check to see if using a helicopter would make sense. Turns out the signal bridges would be too heavy for a helicopter to lift.
Instead, two cranes will be used to install the bridges sometime this week. The work will be done late at night.
Meanwhile, drivers and pedestrians are adjusting to the new one-way traffic loop. Hayward police were stationed at major intersections Monday morning with lights flashing on their cruisers, mostly to try to get motorists to pay attention. Old habits die hard.
A lot more motorists were using B Street on Monday. There didn’t seem to be as many wrong-way drivers on the loop.