Members of the National Guard direct traffic on the opening day of the COVID-19 Community Vaccination Center at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland Calif., on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. (Photo courtesy of

Caltrans advised motorists who travel near the Oakland Coliseum vaccination site — and who are not seeking vaccinations — to use alternate routes to avoid traffic at the Interstate 880 northbound offramp at 66th Avenue.

Caltrans issued an advisory Monday encouraging people to consider alternatives — such as taking Hegenberger Road or Interstate 580 to avoid backups — or to consult the agency’s Quickmap website at

Officials said traffic delays have developed at the vaccination site, which is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The site is expected to operate for at least the next eight weeks.