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I-880 Corridor Management Project

The Interstate 880 freeway serves an integral role in the Bay Area transportation network by connecting Alameda County to Silicon Valley. When an incident occurs on the freeway, traffic often naturally diverts to local surface streets, causing traffic impacts to local neighborhoods.
The I-880 Corridor Management Project aims to alleviate community impacts resulting from increased traffic on local streets during freeway incidents between the I-880/I-980 interchange and the I-880/Davis Street interchange within the cities of Oakland and San Leandro.
The project aims to minimize the burden on local streets when an incident occurs along this nine-mile stretch of I-880 by installing Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) equipment on key arterial streets to redirect motorists safely and efficiently back onto I-880. Project components include signal coordination to help smooth traffic flow, cameras, traffic sensors, wayfinding signs, and communications equipment, all aimed toward managing traffic that naturally diverts from the freeway during incidents. 
To learn more about the project, download and read informational materials below.
MTC is developing 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 is funded by approximately $19 million from Federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) funds which includes planning, design, construction, utilities, and system integration.

Project enhancements will provide benefits to motorists and local communities that run parallel to this nine-mile segment of I-880. These benefits include reduced traffic impacts to local streets during incidents on the freeway, as well as enhanced traffic management and coordination between jurisdictions.

Project construction is scheduled to begin in early 2019 after the contract is awarded. Once construction is underway, crews will install approximately 16 miles of fiber optic lines, 45 trailblazer signs, and 26 closed circuit TV cameras as well as upgrade 19 intersection traffic signals and 7 intersection curb ramps throughout critical arterial roadways. 

Check 880corridormanagement.org for updates as construction begins.