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Dumbarton Bridge closure: San Francisco Bay Area repaving work completed early

The Dumbarton Bridge will partially close for five nights, from Monday to Nov. 3, as the toll plaza is repaved. | Source: Getty/yhelfman

The partial closure of a key San Francisco Bay Area bridge that brought traffic woes for highway drivers traveling between the Peninsula and the East Bay has been lifted.

Construction crews had been set to close eastbound lanes of Highway 84 for five nights, including on the Dumbarton Bridge, between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. on Monday through Nov. 3.

On Thursday, Caltrans announced work to repave those lanes was completed two days early.

Westbound lanes remained open across the bridge from the East Bay while crews repaved eastbound lanes from the bridge's east end to its toll plaza.

San Francisco and Peninsula drivers trying to reach the East Bay had been told to head toward eastbound Highway 92 over the Hayward/San Mateo Bridge, while Milpitas- or Fremont-bound drivers were expected to take Highway 101 southbound to eastbound Highway 237 (also known as Calaveras Boulevard).

Caltrans has carried out several highway closures for repaving and construction in recent months, including the final weekend of September and the third weekend in October, due to work on replacing the 1930s Cordilleras Creek Bridge that caused traffic chaos around SFO.

For more details, visit Caltrans' project page.