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. A critical resource for many commuters and transit providers, it is also an important link for the movement of goods to and from the Port of Oakland. I-880 accommodates over 250,000 vehicles on a daily basis. 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. The I-880 Corridor Management Project is a collaborative effort led by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, together with Caltrans District 4, City of Oakland, City of San Leandro, and Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit), to develop an enhanced arterial incident management strategy for the I-880 Corridor.