For Immediate ReleaseJune 11, 2019
One-mile stretch to be resurfaced with high-friction material for safety
San Rafael, CA – In line with an ongoing effort to improve safety across County-maintained roadways, this summer the Marin County Department of Public Works (DPW) will resurface approximately one mile of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard with a special, high-friction material. The estimated $1.64 million project will improve safety along the section of the popular arterial road near Whites Hill, just west of Fairfax.
Additionally, drainage improvements will be made on behalf of the Marin County Flood Control & Water Conservation District. The work will serve the future Sunnyside Flood Diversion and Storage Basin, a component of the San Anselmo Flood Risk Reduction (SAFRR) project.
Construction is expected to begin in mid-July and work will be conducted weekdays during daytime hours. Lane closures will be necessary, but one lane will remain open to allow for controlled, alternating one-way traffic. The contractor, Team Ghilotti Inc. of Petaluma, will make all efforts to minimize public inconvenience and traffic delays. Weather permitting, the project should take three months to complete.
The safety improvement project is partially funded by the Highway Safety Improvement Program. The state grant covers $985,050 of the estimated project cost. The drainage improvements associated with the SAFRR project will be reimbursed by the District’s Flood Control Zone 9 budget.
Eric MillerPrincipal Civil EngineerPublic Works
3501 Civic Center Drive.San Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-6354Email: Eric MillerPublic Works website