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For Immediate Release
July 14, 2014

Ferry Connection Multiuse Pathway Taking Shape in Larkspur

Traffic could be slow in the area July 28 to Aug. 1

San Rafael, CA – Road crews plan to work July 28 through Aug. 1 on the Central Marin Ferry Connection Multiuse Pathway Project, another project designed to enhance nonmotorized transportation in Marin County.

Traffic might be slower than usual near the northbound offramp of Highway 101 in Larkspur, just off East Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, according to the Marin County Department of Public Works (DPW). Initially lane closures were scheduled for the construction zone, but the work will be done without the closers, DPW said.

Construction is underway on a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge extending the Cal Park Hill Multi-Use Pathway to the south by constructing an elevated crossing over Sir Francis Drake Boulevard with an access ramp leading down to an existing multi-use pathway adjacent to the roadway. The new path, located just west of the Larkspur Ferry Terminal, is intended to further promote nonmotorized commute alternatives and enhance recreational travel while providing safe, direct and convenient pedestrian/bicycle access between local transit facilities, schools, business centers and residential communities. The pathway also provides a connection to the future station for the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit system.

Marin DPW is managing the construction on behalf of the Transportation Authority of Marin.

The project is scheduled for completion in July 2015. Phases of the work include removal of a portion of the existing trestle, drilling of foundation piers, pouring concrete and constructing the elevated walkway. The roadway will be closed to all traffic during the night when the main portion of the bridge over Drake Boulevard is erected.

Marin DPW has been involved in numerous construction projects and efforts designed to enhance nonmotorized transportation including the Enfrente-Commuter Connection in Novato, the Los Ranchitos/Las Gallinas bike lanes in San Rafael, road shoulder widening along Sir Francis Drake Boulevard near Fairfax and several stairway and sidewalk projects in Mill Valley, Larkspur and Tiburon. The projects serve people of all ages and abilities, and provided safe, convenient places to walk or ride.

Marin DPW requests that drivers use caution when travelling through the construction zone, observe the signs and please slow down.

Contact:

Ernest Klock
Assistant Director
Public Works

3501 Civic Center Drive.
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-6552
Email: Ernest Klock
Public Works website