The proposed steel and concrete moveable barriers will replace those much maligned yellow plastic tubes, providing what engineers hope will be a much safer dividing line between opposing lanes of traffic.
From 2006 to 2010, according to a district press release, there were 306 collisions, with 83 injuries and no fatalities, resulting in an accident rate of 0.85 per million vehicles. The last head-on, crossover fatality was in July 2001.
The Golden Gate District Building Committee is expected to approve the $26.5 million project at its 10 a.m. meeting Thursday. (See agenda here.) The full board would then OK it at its regular meeting Friday.
The project is expected to take a year to complete. The 52-hour closure would take place on a weekend in October or November of 2014.