Westbound lanes of Bay Bridge to close Feb. 17-21

February 13, 2012 9:33:58 PM PST
Friday, Feb 17 beginning at 8 p.m., the westbound span of the Bay Bridge will close for four days.

The closure is taking place so construction crews can demolish part of the old bridge and begin building the new approach to the span.

BART will run overnight service at select stations.

Officials say that closure could lead to slowdowns on nearly every other Bay Area bridges and freeways.

Westbound lanes are scheduled to reopen Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 5 a.m.