Category: General

59 Street Intersections to be Enhanced Countywide

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Municipalities in Marin to receive various traffic signal upgrades   Fifty-nine traffic intersections across nine towns and cities in Marin County, as well as unincorporated areas of the county, will be upgraded in the coming months to enhance public safety. The Marin County Department of Public Works will function … Continued

40-Plus Miles of Pavement Preservation to Begin

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – $3 million dollar project will provide maintenance for about 10% of County roads   The Marin County Department of Public Works (DPW) will begin a road sealant project in late summer, conducting preventative maintenance on over 40 miles of roads in unincorporated areas of Marin, which accounts for approximately … Continued

High School Students Attend Public Works Field Trip

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Several dozen attend educational showcase of county government   On May 18, a group of 46 high school students attended a special tour of the Marin County Department of Public Works (DPW) headquarters as part of the 62nd annual National Public Works Week celebration. Hosted by DPW and planned in … Continued

Free Toxic Away Day in West Marin

  Sponsored by Zero Waste Marin and the City of San Rafael Fire Department Zero Waste Marin coordinates with the San Rafael Fire Department on Toxic Away Day events, making it easier for residents of West Marin to dispose of used accumulated toxic materials closer to home. The next event is on Saturday, May 14th, … Continued

Revised Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Lighting Moves Forward

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Dimmer light fixtures and decorative poles planned due to community feedback   The Marin County Department of Public Works (DPW) is in the process of revising the street lighting along Sir Francis Drake Boulevard between the Town of Ross and Highway 101. The lighting update project would address the … Continued

Backup Power Capability Added to County Facility

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Upgrades at San Rafael building part of ongoing disaster preparedness effort   To help prepare for disasters and emergencies, the County of Marin has prioritized the need to develop resilient essential services facilities for the community. For the past couple years, the Marin County Department of Public Works (DPW) … Continued

Point San Pedro Road Modifications to be Tested

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Public meeting set to provide details on pilot project for adjusted lane layout   In April, a section of Point San Pedro Road in eastern San Rafael will be restriped during a pilot project to evaluate an alternative lane layout between Loch Lomond and Peacock Gap. The … Continued

Eminent Domain Hearing Canceled for Levee Project

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Flood Control District is pausing Santa Venetia project to evaluate cost increase   The Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District has canceled its March 15 District Board of Supervisors meeting at which the use of eminent domain would have been considered as part of upgrading the levee … Continued

County to Support Statewide Food Waste Mandate

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Unincorporated Marin ordinance will adhere to California’s Senate Bill 1383   The County of Marin plans to set a target for diverting 75% of organic waste from landfills and saving 20% of edible food for human consumption by 2025, in line with a new state law. The … Continued

North San Pedro Road Crosswalk Upgrades Coming

For Immediate Release – San Rafael, CA – Enhancements planned for the pedestrian crossing at Washington Avenue   Improving public safety is the cornerstone of every project that the Marin County Department of Public Works (DPW) undertakes. To improve pedestrian safety, DPW has been installing enhanced crosswalk treatments throughout unincorporated Marin County. One such upgrade will be … Continued

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