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Civic Center Drive

Posted on October 25, 2016


Civic Center Dr

San Rafael



County of Marin – Department of Public Works

Project Contact: County of Marin

Project Began: July 2016   

Duration: Approximately 5 months

The County of Marin Department of Public Works developed plans for circulation improvements to the northern corridor of Civic Center Drive. The preferred concept plan, approved by the Board of Supervisors on December 17, 2013, will provide a welcoming gateway experience that includes an accessible path of travel for pedestrians, bicyclists and persons with disabilities from the new SMART Civic Center Station to the Civic Center Campus.

The improvements include:

  • new sidewalks;
  • Class 2 bike lanes in both directions;
  • a new two-way bicycle path along the west side of Civic Center Drive, extending from the SMART rail station to the Peter Behr Drive intersection;
  • landscaping buffers between the roadway and bicycle path/sidewalks;
  • landscaping;
  • street lighting;
  • way finding signage;
  • a roundabout at Peter Behr Drive/Memorial Drive intersection with enhanced pedestrian safety improvements and improved bus transit stops.

With the adoption of the preferred concept plan, environmental determination and detailed design began in January 2014. 60% design-level plans were developed in July 2014 and subsequent review comments were incorporated. The construction bidding and the award of a construction contract occurred in Spring 2016. Heavy construction began after the County Fair in early July and the work is expected to be substantially completed by the end of November. Landscaping work is expected to continue into November and December. For more information, please contact the County of Marin.

An outline of the project details can be found the the Civic Center Drive Circulation Improvements Project’s page.

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