For Immediate ReleaseJune 16, 2015
Four streets in unincorporated areas to undergo resurfacing
San Rafael, CA – About $1.76 million in road resurfacing and other transportation upgrades will take place starting Wednesday, June 17, at unincorporated locations near southern Mill Valley and San Quentin State Prison.
The Marin County Board of Supervisors approved a contract with Ghilotti Construction Company 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 (DPW) planned and secured the contract for the project.
Three of the targeted areas for improvements are in the hilly unincorporated areas of Homestead Valley and Almonte, just behind Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley. They are: Circle Way (from Homestead Boulevard to the end); Homestead Boulevard (from Stadium to Loring) and Morning Sun (Dolan to Homestead). The other improvement area is on East Sir Francis Drake Boulevard about a half mile east of the Larkspur Ferry Terminal. The section between Andersen Drive and San Quentin’s west gate will be upgraded.
Engineers supervising the project expect it to be completed by September 1 at a cost of $1.775,810.30, with money coming from the County’s Road & Bridge Rehabilitation Fund. During construction, crews ask that drivers, cyclists and pedestrians slow down in the area and adhere to detours or pauses in traffic flow.
The Board of Supervisors has prioritized funding for roads and other infrastructure in recent years. Since 2006, DPW has resurfaced 50 percent of its roads – 423 lane miles out of 845 lane miles in the maintained network. In that same timeframe, the County’s Pavement Condition Index increased from 50 to 60, bringing it out of the “at-risk” category. To advance toward an overall “good” road condition score of 70, DPW proposes to resurface another 31 percent of its most-used roads (261 lane miles) before 2020.
Ernest KlockAssistant DirectorPublic Works
3501 Civic Center Drive.San Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-6552Email: Ernest KlockPublic Works website