The Redwood drive, a major intersection in Oakland, is expected to see a large influx of new construction workers as the city moves forward with plans to install two lanes of traffic lanes along the highway.
The Redwoods are one of Oakland’s most popular thoroughfares, but with the addition of the traffic lanes, traffic along the two lanes will become significantly more difficult.
“We’re going to be seeing more and more construction on the freeway,” Mayor Libby Schaaf said.
“We’re seeing construction on ramps and we’re seeing more construction of roads.”
The city expects to add about 600 construction jobs to the Redwoods.
The city said the construction on both lanes is expected sometime in the first half of 2018.
Oakland has had several delays on the Redways, including delays last year that led to a large spike in crashes.
The city has also said that a new traffic signal could be installed at the intersection later this year.
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