San Rafael, CA – Several bridges along the Mill Valley/Sausalito Multiuse Pathway in southern Marin County are being renovated starting in October, including two originally constructed more than a century ago. The project will result in short delays for pathway travelers for a week or slightly more time.
Boards will be replaced on this bridge on the Mill Valley/Sausalito Multiuse Pathway.
Work begins October 7 on the replacement of decaying deck boards on two bridges that allow pedestrians and bike riders to travel through the Bothin Marsh Preserve
. One bridge spans Coyote Creek where it flows into Richardson Bay. The second is 650 feet north of the first bridge.
Marin County Parks, which maintains the popular pathway along Richardson Bay, contracted with Maggiora & Ghilotti Construction Company to handle the safety-related work. The $40,000 project is funded by Parks’ Measure A, a quarter-cent countywide sales tax.
Crews plan to employ traffic control measures so workers can replace old wooden boards. All boards will be cut to length offsite to speed up the project. Construction is to be performed weekdays, and crews will wait until the bulk of morning travelers – including bike commuters, horseback riders, and children heading to local schools – have passed through the area. “People Working” signage will be posted in the area during construction hours, and nearby stakeholders are receiving notification from Parks personnel.
“We’re going to do our best to minimize disruption for people using the pathway and emphasize safety,” said Marin County Parks Superintendent Brian Sanford. “We are limited on our window of time because of king tides expected later in the fall, so we’re eager to move forward.”
The railings on both bridges were repaired in late 2015, and bridge approaches were done in early 2017.