A HISTORY OF DISCONNECTION
I-980, or the John B. Williams Freeway, is the portion of the Grove-Shafter Freeway that connects I-880 to I-580 and CA-24. It was initially planned as the eastern approach to the San Francisco Bay Southern Crossing – a second Bay Bridge that was never constructed. The construction of the Grove-Shafter Freeway resulted in significant dislocation and relocation of Oakland residents and businesses that were located in its designated right-of-way. The portion of the freeway currently known as CA-24 (between I-580 and the Caldecott Tunnel) was completed in the late 1960s, however due to a lawsuit, I-980 was not completed until 1985.