Watch CBS News

Final Phase Begins On Construction Of Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Bike/Pedestrian Path

RICHMOND (CBS SF) - Cyclists and walkers will soon join the hundreds of thousands of cars that cross the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge each day. Crews have begun the last phase of construction of the new bicycle/pedestrian bridge path on the bridges's upper deck.

Work begins Tuesday night on a moveable concrete barrier separating the westbound lanes on the upper deck. Crews will work during the overnight hours of 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each weeknight through October.

Once completed, the 4-mile path will connect with an existing one on the north side, creating "the first-ever route for bicyclists and pedestrians traveling between Marin County and the East Bay," the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Bay Area Toll Authority said in a statement.

The Richmond-San Rafael bicycle/pedestrian path is expected to open later this Fall.

The $20 million project is part of the 500-mile Bay Trail, and was developed by the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA), Caltrans the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) and the Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM).

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.