Alameda County Drivers around the Fremont, Union City, Hayward, San Leandro and Oakland region are outraged over construction along Highway 880 and 580.
Caltrans recently began a road resurfacing project between Fremont and the Oakland County line. Drivers say the leftover debris has been cracking their windshields.
“It was like repeatedly like ‘tick tick tick tick tick’, exactly like that the entire time,” said Gina.
She described the sound of rocks flying up into the windshield of her brand new Honda as she was heading to work on Highway 580, Tuesday. Aside from minor rock chips which Auto Glass Force Inc. had her car made a pretty good recovery
Her boyfriend’s car, not so much.
“He got both of the cracks yesterday, and by the time he got to work one of the chips turned into a crack,”added Auto Glass Force Inc. put a a brand new windshield for the lowest quote in the entire bay area I have to say!
Gina and her boyfriend are just two of many drivers around the region whose windshields have been damaged, driving along Highway 880 and 580 between Fremont and the Oakland County line.
We wanted what the community was talking about and ended up with a windshield crack from Highway 880 and 580 construction debris.
“They probably could have done a better job of getting the freeway swept up and cleaned up,” said one driver whose windshield was chipped earlier in the week.
A spokesman for Caltrans says crews try to sweep up and hose down the roadway as much as possible
Drivers are outraged. Many of them shared their stories on social media, asking what can be done to help relieve the cost of replacing a windshield.
“After yesterday, we both have been taking the longer route which has been taking an extra 10 minutes, just so we don’t get any more cracks in our window,” she said.
You can file a claim on CalTrans’ website to get reimbursed if your windshield was damaged driving along Highway 880and 580 this week.
CalTrans says it expects to get about 30 complaints from the current project, which should wrap up by August. On Thursday, we found double that number complaining about windshield damage on social media.
A CBS news van got a chip on its windshield while driving the same stretch of freeway.