The primary connector from downtown San Francisco to the Golden Gate bridge will shut down for a long weekend at the end of the month, leaving drivers to look for other options or avoid the city entirely.
A six-year, $1 billion construction project at the north end of San Francisco will finally unleash traffic going to and from the Golden Gate Bridge along Doyle Drive, but not without one more major road closure and detour.
Drivers surprised by a new exit location are trying to avoid driving over the Golden Gate Bridge after they miss the last San Francisco exit by making a risky, illegal turn which could prove disastrous as one incident illustrated Monday.
Construction on the new Presidio Parkway was stopped twice this week after work crews discovered old explosives on the former military base.
Motorists should expect no major traffic problems when the next phase of the Doyle Drive replacement project gets started later this year, Caltrans officials said.
Officials said they remain on schedule to reopen Doyle Drive at 5 a.m. on Monday morning.
After more than 60 years driving a familiar route to and from the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Area commuters will have to get used to a completely new alignment starting Monday.
Caltrans is urging drivers to steer clear of the Golden Gate Bridge this weekend as the Doyle Drive approach to the bridge will be closed from Friday night to Monday morning.
Caltrans is preparing for a major road closure next weekend as Doyle Drive will be demolished in order to make way for the new Presidio Parkway.
Commuters that use Doyle Drive in San Francisco will face some major changes including a weekend-long complete closure at the end of the month in order to make way for the new Presidio Parkway.