Caltrans News Release
Harry Yahata, District Director
August 9, 2000
Contact: Colin Jones (510) 286-5776
SLEW OF HIGHWAY WORK UNDERWAY IN MARIN COUNTY
Crews will be busy this summer and fall working on several highway upgrades in Marin County, Caltrans officials have announced.
Six projects totaling nearly $5 million and consisting of storm damage repair, bridge/pavement replacement, signalization and repaving are currently underway:
- Highway 1/101 interchange in Mill Valley – Traffic signals will be installed, ramp lanes and shoulders added at the intersection and construction of a retaining wall. Some eucalyptus trees have been removed; there will be a follow-up contract to replace planting. Project cost is $763,000 with completion scheduled by the end of 2000.
- Highway 131/Tiburon Blvd. – Replace asphalt concrete on a four-mile section of Tiburon Blvd. from Route 101 eastward. One-way traffic controls will be in effect from 7 pm to 7 am weeknights when construction in being done. Project cost is $1.1 million with completion scheduled by the end of 2000.
- Highway 1/Fallon Creek Bridge – Replace asphalt concrete, widen roadbed to 24 feet and replace bridge structure. Existing bridge has been closed to through traffic until November. Detour is east on Tomales-Petaluma Rd., north on Twin Bridge and west on Fallon Road to reconnect with Hwy. 1. Local traffic on Hwy. 1 will have access to Tomales and Dillon Beach. Project cost is $770,000 with completion set for December.
- Highway 1 at Muir Woods – Crews will be performing storm damage repair for the next 2-3 weeks. One-way traffic controls will be in effect from 7 am to 4 pm weekdays. Project cost is $100,000.
- Highway 37 in Novato – Replace asphalt concrete pavement on 2.3 miles of highway from Novato Creek to the Petaluma River. Construction will be done weekdays during daytime hours: eastbound from 6:30 am until 3 pm and westbound from 10 am until 5 pm. One lane in each direction will remain open at all times during construction. Project cost is $650,000 with completion by Labor Day.
- Highway 101 in Novato – Replace asphalt concrete on four miles highway from the 101/37 interchange to a mile north of Atherton Avenue. Construction is scheduled to be done mostly during overnight hours and will begin after Labor Day. Project cost is $1.5 million with completion by mid-November.
In addition, seismic retrofit work on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge will begin at the end of the year.
All closures will be clearly marked to advise motorists who may experience delays during this work. For additional traffic information, call TravInfo @ 817-1717.