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Repairs on cracked beams at Salesforce Transit Center now complete

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - Eight months later, repairs to the cracked steel beams found in the Salesforce Transit Center are now complete, one month ahead of schedule. 

You may have driven by 1st and Fremont Streets and seen the shoring system that was in the middle of the roadway. 

That system is now gone. 

The construction shut down Fremont Street, causing major delays downtown in San Francisco. 

But even with repairs completed, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority has not announced when it will be re-opened. 

That's because over the next month, contractors will be re-installing lighting panels and the granite pathways on the center's 5.4-acre rooftop park that will be replaced with concrete for durability. 

Now the Metropolitan Transportation Commission is working on an independent peer review on the repairs, which should be done by the end of this month. 

If they approve repairs, then the $2.2 billion four-story transit center could open sometime in June. 

After that, officials say they'll need about four weeks to be able to do bus training, get buses inside, and staff up. 

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