In Thursday’s meeting of the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) plank , Executive Director Mark Zabaneh explained that it will take about a month from the time the inspection panel provides the okay to the building to open.
“The repairs and remediation are complete, it is a massive milestone,” said Turchon, including that night road closures across the facility will persist for a couple of weeks while lighting and ceiling panels have been reinstalled.
“Multiple efforts to spot the pathway were made but without satisfaction,” noted Turchon, sounding tired.
Construction manager Dennis Turchon told board members Thursday that the actual repair work on and around the beams that resulted in the terminal’s August 2018 closed is finished.
“We’d need about a four week span to get buses inside,” said Zabaneh, citing a need to acquire drivers used to navigating the facility once again.
May reopen in June
Turchon also commented about fixes into the asphalt walkways on the center’s rooftop playground, which are crumbling despite hardly any usage.
That’s because the say-so of the reviewers may be the last obstacle toward setting a date allow bus traffic roster and to reopen the construction.
The review will determine whether inspections and the repairs are enough to deem the building safe for public use.
The folks behind the grinding effort to reopen the $2.2 billion Transbay Transit Center following its emergency closure last September is holding their breath and waiting to see what a peer review team will say about the inspections at the center when it meets May 22.
With place fixes the pathway will now need to be replaced by a one. Work that should begin.
“Hopefully, that is the final hurdle,” said Alameida.
Ron Alameidadirector of construction and design for the Transbay Transit Center, hinted at certainty about reopening in June, but cautioned that they are not yet prepared to”start articulating a opening date”
Everything hinges to the peer review.