That means no driving across the Bay Bridge for more than five days, including the long Labor Day weekend.
BART will run hourly trains all night during the closure from 14 stations, including Downtown Berkeley, El Cerrito del Norte and MacArthur. The San Francisco Bay Ferry is boosting service from Alameda, Oakland, Vallejo and Harbor Bay.
Transit officials says heavier traffic can be expected on the Richmond-San Rafael and San Mateo bridges.
The old Bay Bridge is scheduled to shut down at 8 p.m. on Aug. 28, more than 84 years after first opening for business on Nov. 12, 1936, half a year ahead of its more famous sister, the Golden Gate Bridge.
The KCBS and CBS 5 website has a "Bay Bridge Closure Survival Guide" with information about transportation options.
Other recent articles about the new eastern span of the bridge include:
- New Bay Bridge Capacity May Be Too Small in Less than 30 Years
- Three Lanes Closed This Weekend at Bay Bridge Toll Plaza
- Shims Wedged into New Bay Bridge as Temporary Crutch
- Bay Bridge Closure: How Will You Get Around When The Span Is Closed for Five Days?