Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Rehabilitation (Highway 101 to Ross)

Raul M. Rojas, Director, Public Works
Sir Francis Drake Blvd.

What’s New

The Draft Environmental Impact Report has been prepared and is now available for public review and comment. The review and comment period continues through Wednesday, December 6. Comments may be made verbally before the Board of Supervisors at their meeting on November 7 or in writing by email to sfdimprovements@marincounty.org or by postal mail to be received by December 6 to:

Dan Dawson, Principal Transportation Planner
Marin County Department of Public Works
Box 4186
San Rafael, CA 94913-4186

You can view or download the Draft Environmental Impact Report and appendices using the links in the Current Documents and Exhibits section below.

The DEIR is also available to view at three libraries:

Marin County Library, Civic Center
Larkspur Library, 400 Magnolia Avenue
College of Marin Library, Kentfield Campus

Project Description

The County of Marin is planning for the rehabilitation of the Sir Francis Drake Boulevard roadway between Highway 101 and the Ross Town Limits. Because of its unique nature and current function, the County is using this opportunity to comprehensively evaluate the corridor for potential improvements to vehicle flow, transit operations, and pedestrian and bicyclist circulation along and across this important arterial.

The project includes a topographic survey of the corridor, collection of information and data, seeking public input on concerns and suggestions for improvements, development of design alternatives, design of construction plans, and associated environmental review. The completed construction plans will then be used to construct the ultimate project.

The project is funded for both design and construction by Measure A, the Marin County Transportation Sales Tax measure passed by voters in 2004. The Marin County Department of Public Works is managing the project in coordination with agencies with facilities or interests in the corridor.

Project Schedule
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
Summer/Fall 2018 Complete Construction Documents and Bid Package
Spring/Summer, 2019 Public Utility Upgrades and Phase 1 Roadway Construction
Spring/Summer, 2020 Phase 2 Roadway Construction

Current Documents and Exhibits

Document and Exhibit Archive

Stay Informed

You can stay abreast of the project as it moves forward by subscribing to be notified of events, posting of documents and new information, and any other project activities.

For more information, contact Dan Dawson, Principal Transportation Planner, at 415-473-6287 or sfdrakeimprovements@marincounty.org.