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Supervisors Approve Widening Plan Through Samuel P. Taylor

Sir Francis Drake Boulevard work will begin by end of year.

The County Board of Supervisors approved on Tuesday. 

The final proposal brought to the board was the work of extensive negotiations with environmental groups, cyclists, and locals and will cut down only eight Redwood trees. The approved plan, which can be read at length at right, will repave the road and widen in places for cyclist and driver safety. It will also shore up one section of road, replace drainage culverts, block existing informal parking spots, and create paved parking pull-outs.

According to the Marin Independent Journal, the groups that had worked on the project for periods of the past decade all agreed to the proposal on Tuesday.

A note of protest came from Frank Egger of Fairfax, who called the environmental analysis inadequate.

The project was initiated by Supervisor Steve Kinsey in the early 2000s as a fish rehabilitation project for the creek and as a way to improve safety for drivers and cyclists -- many of whom are tourists headed to West Marin. 

Construction could begin by the end of this year.

John Ferguson May 13, 2011 at 08:50 PM
Yay! About time. That section of SFD is destroyed and in dire need of replacement. I doubt there's a level of environmental analysis that would satisfy Frank Egger, so this is some kind of progress.

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