Crews have completed the first phase of construction work on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, west of San Anselmo and Fairfax.
The first phase, which was done between Shafter Bridge in Lagunitas and Platfrom Bridge Road near Point Reyes Station, involved repairing an area damaged by a slide on the edge of the road, just west of Shafter Bridge.
The next phase of work will include repairing severely damaged sections of the 83-year-old roadway with the resurfacing and re-striping of roughly 1.25 miles between Shafter Bridge and Irving Bridge. The County of Marin awarded the construction contract for the project to Ghilotti Brothers Inc. of San Rafael.
Work was scheduled to begin today and will be completed by the end of October.
The roadway will be open to traffic during construction but subject to periodic delays, according to Marin County Department of Public Works officials. The public is advised to seek alternate routes.
The rehabilitation work was divided into three phases that will take place over the span of two years due to the sensitive environmental qualities of the corridor.
Next year, starting in August 2013, the final phase of work will begin to rehabilitate the remaining 3.5 miles of roadway from Irving Bridge to Platform Bridge Road.
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