HAYWARD -- Drivers on Foothill Boulevard can expect major delays through downtown between now and Tuesday because of road construction.

The work is taking place on Foothill from D Street north to City Center Drive South. In addition to lane closures, there will be detours where Foothill intersects City Center South and A, B and C streets.

City officials are recommending drivers use Mission Boulevard and Second Street as alternate routes.

The roadwork is part of the Route 238 Corridor Improvement Project, which extends for six miles from north Foothill at Interstate 580 south to Mission Boulevard at Industrial Parkway. The project also includes a one-way loop that is being built through downtown.

In this phase of the project, Top Grade Construction is repairing pavement and installing an interim overlay on Foothill, which will be temporarily restriped.

"Once we do this, we won't have a big drop right at the lip of the curb," said Kevin Briggs, Route 238 project manager for the city. "We will be able to remove some of the orange cones along the curbs. It won't look as much a construction zone as it does now."

Crews will then start work next week on A Street, followed by Mission Boulevard from A to D Street, and then D Street.

Final paving and striping of the roads will take place after the start of the new year.

For more information, go to www.hayward-ca.gov/route238 or call 510-583-3900.


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