I-880 Corridor Management
MTC’s Interstate 880 Corridor Management project minimizes the impacts of traffic on local streets between the I-880/I-980 interchange and the I-880/Davis Street interchange when an incident occurs on the freeway.
Interstate 880 plays a big role in the Bay Area, connecting Alameda County to Silicon Valley. When an incident occurs on I-880, commuters, transit providers and trucks use local streets to avoid the freeway. This causes traffic impacts on local communities in Oakland and San Leandro.
MTC’s I-880 Corridor Management project helps minimize this impact on neighborhood streets by using state-of-the-art technology known as Intelligent Transportation Systems.
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) equipment uses technology to make our streets, highways and transit systems smarter, safer and more efficient.
ITS uses a combination of hardware and communication technology to manage traffic flow and improve safety through:
- Signal coordination
- Traffic sensors
- Wayfinding signs
- Communications equipment
When an incident occurs on I-880, 43 trailblazer signs and 26 closed circuit TV cameras (supported by 16 miles of fiber optic lines) help reroute people safely back to the freeway — and off local streets as quickly as possible.
MTC developed the I-880 Corridor Management Project in partnership with:
- California Department of Transportation, District 4
- City of Oakland
- City of San Leandro
- Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit)
The project was funded by approximately $20 million from Federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement funds, which included planning, design, construction, utilities and system integration.