Turlockers traveling to the Bay Area be advised: the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will be closed from 8 p.m., Aug. 28 to 5 a.m., Sept. 3, as workers take the bridge’s original East Span out of service and open a new Bay Bridge to traffic.
Caltrans urges travelers to San Francisco to plan ahead, select an alternate route and allow plenty of extra travel time.
Nearly 300,000 motorists cross the Bay Bridge daily. Labor Day closures of the bridge have occurred in 2006, 2007 and 2009.
For more information about the closure visit http://baybridgeinfo.org or call 511 for traffic updates or visit http://511.org to find out alternative routes.