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Closed Section Of Great Highway Reopens

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Great Highway Erosion

A stretch of the Great Highway south of Sloat Blvd shut down when nearby cliffs washed away in 2009. (S.F. Dept. Public Works)

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SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — A portion of San Francisco’s Great Highway reopened to traffic Friday since erosion during 2009 winter storms prompted its closure.

The stretch of coastal roadway south of Sloat Boulevard that was shut down when nearby cliffs washed away in December 2009 has been reopened to southbound traffic, according to the Department of Public Works.

Crews worked to restabilize the roadway and reduce the two-lane road to one.

Two public parking lots at Sloat Boulevard also reopened after undergoing repairs, according to the DPW.

During work on the Great Highway Stabilization Project, crews removed an estimated 1,000 tons of beach debris and constructed a 425-foot rock revetment on the beach to help prevent future erosion.

Further emergency work that will address threatened public infrastructure along a 3,500-foot stretch of coast north of Fort Funston is under review by the National Parks Service and the California Costal Commission.

A multi-agency effort to transform the public landscape at Ocean Beach, called the Ocean Beach Master Plan, is currently being developed by state, federal and local agencies.

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