Posted October 4, 2011

Starting Oct. 10, Scaffolding Relocation May Cause Delays Up to 15 Minutes for Bicyclists

Starting Monday, October 10 (weather depending), crews will begin disassembling the scaffolding now located on the west sidewalk that runs about 400 feet south of midspan. The painting of the main cable has been completed along this section of the main cable so the scaffolding is being taken down, moved, and reinstalled on the 400 foot-long section running north from midspan. Once reinstalled, paint crews will being work on this portion of the main cable. The moving and reinstalling process will take up to 4 weeks (weather will be a big factor in the speed of this process) or through to late October/early November.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO BICYLISTS NOW USING THE WEST SIDEWALK DURING THE PARTIAL CLOSURE OF THE EAST SIDEWALK (see related story)

  1. ON WEEKDAYS ONLY, at varying times during this process (that cannot be determined or scheduled in advance) work crews will hold all bicycle traffic wishing to travel through the work zone for up to 15 minutes at a time.
  2. The 15 minute hold periods will be followed by 5 minute periods for bicycle traffic to pass through the work zone and then hold again for another 15 minutes. This cycle will continue on WEEKDAYS ONLY between 7 am to 3:30 pm on weekdays, for up to 4 weeks as noted above.
  3. Appropriate signs will be posted and flaggers will be on the west sidewalk to conduct the temporary bicycle traffic holds.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.