Lots of Changes to Local Roadways

Ghilotti Construction crews get ready for a lot of work
Sign for metered on-ramp to come
No parking along Gate 6 1/2 Road until April 4  |  photos and post by Larry Clinton

After 5 years of delays, work is finally beginning on the Gate 6 Intersection Modifications Project.

Construction will start with a bicycle pedestrian detour, stormwater quality protection measures, and enlarging the Multi-Use Path/Gate 6 corner for pedestrians and cyclists. The work will impact vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian travel until at least June 30.

The Department of Public Works encourages everyone to exercise caution when traveling through the construction area in the next few months. Any questions about the project may be directed to Sausalito Public Works Grant Administrator Jill Barnes.

We previously published an Overview Map of the project, and will provide updates as the work progresses.

Meanwhile, Caltrans seems close to completing the ramp metering system for the Sausalito onramp to northbound 101. Although they haven’t published a date for the system to become operational, they have installed equipment and a traffic sign. This project is designed to reduce traffic congestion and delays, improve safety and provide more efficient movement of commuter traffic.

And if that isn’t enough, Liz Brott of West Pier reports that PG&E has placed No Parking signs in the parallel parking spaces on Gate 6 ½ Road behind the laundromat and Bayside Cafe. The no parking window is from 7 AM – 5 PM, March 30—April 3.

But wait, there’s more.

Marin residents are being asked to weigh in on a plan to modernize all of the county’s aging Highway 101 interchanges—not just for cars but for transit service, bicyclists and pedestrians.

The Transportation Authority of Marin is conducting a survey to identify a program of short, medium, and long-term projects at up to twelve selected Highway 101 interchanges, designed to improve the operation and safety of these interchanges for all users and to allow smoother travel to, from and across Highway 101 and local roads. One of the 12 interchanges feeds into the Gate 6/Bridgeway intersection.

This is our chance to weigh in on another project that could affect our community. Your feedback on this survey will be used to identify specific areas most in need of improvement and help make Highway 101’s interchanges safer and more efficient for everyone. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey if you’d like to provide your input.