Northbound I-880 lanes closed for emergency repairs

January 25, 2012 1:32:29 PM PST
Two lanes of northbound Interstate Highway 880 in Oakland have been shut down by Caltrans for emergency maintenance Wednesday afternoon.

The closure is affecting northbound lanes No. 3 and 4 near High Street.

Caltrans spokesman Gregory Townsend said the aging stretch of highway is deteriorating, and a hole appeared in the lower portion of the freeway, below the roadway.

He said traffic was not affected by the problem but that the lane closure is necessary so repairs can be made. Motorists are advised to expect delays.

The repairs are expected to be completed by 4 p.m.