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Eastbound I-580 to close late tonight between Foothill-Hopyard for BART work

Pedestrian bridge to be installed from new station to Pleasanton

Drivers alert: A portion of eastbound I-580 will be closed late tonight in the vicinity of the new BART station near Foothill Road.

BART and Caltrans will need to close a portion of eastbound lanes starting at 11 p.m. Saturday for the second weekend in a row to complete the installation of an aerial pedestrian pathway from the Pleasanton side of the new BART station to the station platform, which is located in the center median of the freeway.

The work started last Saturday night, but is taking two days to complete.

Off-ramps from eastbound I-580 to northbound and southbound I-680 will also be closed during these periods.

The aerial pathway connecting the station to Dublin was installed last month.

"We are continuing our bridge installation work very late at night on July 17 and 18 in a time frame that has the least impact to our community," said BART board member John McPartland, who represents the Tri-Valley area. "While segments of I-580 and on-ramps to I-680 are closed, drivers will need to use the designated street detours."

Eastbound I-580 will have two lanes closed from 11 p.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday. Ramp closures during this time will include the Eastbound I-580 at the San Ramon/Foothill roads on-ramp and the eastbound I-580 off-ramps to northbound and southbound I-680.

From 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. there will be a full closure of eastbound I-580 at the West Dublin-Pleasanton BART Station. Traffic will be detoured.

Eastbound I-580 Detour: Take the Foothill Rd. off-ramp and merge with Foothill Rd. Continue to Stoneridge Drive. Turn left and continue to I-680. Take northbound I-680 and continue to the westbound I-580 off-ramp. Travelers should expect a delay of about six minutes for this detour.

Members of the public who have questions or concerns about the closure may call 1-(866) 435-BART (1-866-435-2278).

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