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New Presidio Parkway Reopens Hours Ahead Of Schedule

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) -- The new Presidio Parkway in San Francisco reopened moments after 9 p.m. Sunday night, nearly eight hours ahead of schedule.

The south access road to the Golden Gate Bridge was scheduled to open at 5 a.m. Monday, but construction crews failed to encounter problems that could have slowed them down.

For example, crews did not find old footings or concrete that needed to be excavated, which would have delayed construction.

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"It will be a new driving experience for everybody Monday morning," Graham said. "The views are stunning."

Graham said drivers will rise up on low viaducts, which provide great views of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Doyle Drive is the part of U.S. Highway 101 within the Presidio of San Francisco that connects the city to the Golden Gate Bridge and the North Bay, according to project officials.

The road was being rebuilt to make it seismically and structurally safe, project officials said.


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