County of Marin - News Releases - Northern Marin Roads Project

For Immediate Release
July 14, 2015

Roads Project to Start in Novato, West Marin

Two streets in unincorporated areas to undergo resurfacing

San Rafael, CA – A section of Atherton Avenue near Novato and a portion of Point Reyes-Petaluma Road in rural West Marin will be resurfaced and receive other upgrades over the next four months as part of the County of Marin’s annual road maintenance program.

About $2.2 million in resurfacing and other transportation upgrades will take place starting in early August. On July 14, the Marin County Board of Supervisors approved a base contract for $2,192,574 with MCK Services Inc. for resurfacing, constructing new accessible curb ramps, repairing damaged curbs and gutters, guardrail installation and installing new drainage facilities. The Marin County Department of Public Works planned and secured the contract for the project.

Atherton Avenue, a key artery in the unincorporated east side of Novato, will be upgraded between Highway 101 east to the Novato Fire District’s Station 62 at 450 Atherton Ave. The section of Point Reyes-Petaluma Road between Novato and Petaluma will receive a makeover between the Sonoma County border at San Antonio Road south toward Hicks Valley to mile post 1.39.

The project demonstrates the County’s ongoing commitment to providing safe transportation routes to its residents. The Marin County Board of Supervisors repeatedly has pointed to paving projects and other infrastructure improvements has a high public service priority for the County government.

Engineers supervising the project expect it to be completed by early November. During construction, crews ask that drivers, cyclists and pedestrians slow down in the area and adhere to detours or pauses in traffic flow.


Ernest Klock
Assistant Director
Public Works

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