San Francisco: Think the MacArthur Maze is bad now? Wait until the construction starts

Heads up commuters, Caltrans is planning a major rebuild of the MacArthur Maze that may require parts of the heavily traveled East Bay interchange to be shut down for months, with some traffic rerouted onto surface streets.

“It’s pretty big, probably running a close second to the building of the eastern span of the Bay Bridge,” said Caltrans spokeswoman Chiconda Davis.

Located just off the eastern base of the Bay Bridge, the Maze is a vital hub for some of the Bay Area’s most heavily traveled highways. And it’s already prone to massive backups during commute hours.