County Roads Budget Defined with Long-Term Plan

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Funding allocations based on road ratings to help guide improvement program   The 425 miles of roads maintained by the County of Marin are crucial infrastructure that people rely on daily to go about their business, connect with surrounding communities, visit popular attractions, explore Marin’s beauty, and … Continued

Lucas Valley Road Curve Realignment to Begin

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Traffic impacts expected during federally funded work to help problematic curve   The curve realignment project on Lucas Valley Road at milepost 5.08, just east of Big Rock trailhead in West Marin, is slated to begin the week of June 28. Overseen by the Marin County Department of … Continued

Nighttime Work Slated for Drake Boulevard

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Upgrade the Drake project hits 1-year milestones and five weeks of night construction   MAY 27 PROJECT UPDATE: The installation of the remaining Marin Water pipeline between Eliseo Drive and Highway 101 is underway but will take additional time to complete than originally anticipated. This is due … Continued

Public Works Supports Youth Education

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – National Public Works Week focuses on encouraging career exposure for students   Two dozen local high school students recently completed construction of a fully-equipped custom storage shed, built from scratch for the Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District. The shed will store flood mitigation and emergency … Continued

9.5 Miles of Roadway to Undergo Maintenance

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Preventative work on pavement will address roads across unincorporated Marin   The Marin County Department of Public Works (DPW) will begin a road sealant project during the second week of May, conducting preventive maintenance on 9.5 miles of pavement on roads in unincorporated areas of Marin County. The northern … Continued

Roadway Rehabilitation to Begin in Northern Marin

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Select residential roads in Upper Lucas Valley to receive improvements   The Marin County Department of Public Works (DPW) will begin repairs and improvements to a selection of County-maintained roads in Upper Lucas Valley neighborhoods in early May. The $1.6 million project, covered by the County’s Road and Bridge … Continued

Levee Project Proposed for Santa Venetia

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Improved system intended to mitigate tidal flooding   Santa Venetia, a low-lying community adjacent to San Francisco Bay, is susceptible to flooding from severe storms and high tides. To help reduce the risk of future incidents, which is increasing due to sea level rise, land subsidence, and … Continued

Seasonal High Tides Expected to Start This Week

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Elevated tide levels could impact coastal areas with history of localized flooding   High tides often cause flooding along shoreline communities and low-lying roadways of Marin County, which can be exacerbated during winter storms. But tide-related flooding can happen whether it’s raining or not. Such inconveniences are … Continued

Project Adds to County’s Accessibility Commitment

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Neighborhood curb upgrades are latest in disability access improvements   Starting the week of October 19, a series of accessible sidewalk ramps will be installed in the Santa Venetia area near San Rafael, further demonstrating the high priority the County of Marin places on accessibility improvements for … Continued

Storm Season Preparations All Wrapped Up

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Annual efforts prepare county for possibility of rainy winter season   With long spans of dry weather and devastating wildfires in recent months, it is easy to forget how the Marin County’s winters can be exceptionally wet and that serious flooding and property damage is a risk … Continued

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