Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Corridor Rehabilitation (Highway 101 to Ross)

Rosemarie Gaglione, Director, Public Works

Project Contact

Upgrade The Drake Project Description

The County of Marin is in the process of rehabilitating Sir Francis Drake Boulevard between Highway 101 and the Ross town limits. The project objectives are to improve vehicle flow, transit operations, and pedestrian and bicyclist circulation and safety.

The project is funded by Measure A, the Marin County Transportation Sales Tax measure passed by voters in 2004, in partnership with the Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM). The Marin County Department of Public Works is also partnering with Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) on this project to efficiently provide improvements to water service to the area.

As of June 3, 2020, all current news, progress updates and project documents will be posted on the Upgrade The Drake website.


Project Timeline

Project Timeline
Summer 2014 Consultant Selection
Fall 2014 Topographic Survey, Background Research and Report Preparation
Spring 2015 Community Workshop – Opportunities and Constraints, Brainstorming
Spring/Summer 2015 Analysis of Initial Studies and Community Input and Preparation of Design Concepts
Fall 2015 Community Workshop – Presentation and Discussion of Initial Analysis and Design Concepts
Winter 2016 Community Workshop – Presentation and Discussion of Design Alternatives
Spring 2016 Refinement of Design Alternatives
Spring 2016 Community Open House – Presentation, Discussion and Prioritization of Project Components
Fall 2016 - Summer 2017 Conduct Environmental Review
Fall 2017 Draft EIR Review and Public Comment Period
Winter 2018 Finalize EIR and Project Scope
Spring 2018 Board action on EIR and Final Project
Spring 2018 Initiate Project Design
Winter 2019 Complete Construction Documents and Bid Package
Summer 2020 Public Utility Upgrades and Year 1 Roadway Construction
Summer 2021

Year 2 Roadway Construction

Fall 2021

Estimated completion of construction work

Documents and Exhibits

Archived Documents and Exhibits