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Fairfax-Bolinas Road Repair

Description

Overview

Repair project on Fairfax-Bolinas Road in West Marin to address damage from the major storm that struck the San Francisco Bay Area on October 24, 2021. The work is at milepost 9.96, near Ridgecrest Boulevard, where a large, uprooted tree fell downslope (away from the road) and caused extensive damage to the embankment. The result was a 15-foot-deep, 25-foot-wide hole in the road’s westbound lane.

The scope of the emergency repair project includes filling the hole, replacing a section of a 15-inch concrete pipe culvert that was damaged by the falling tree, and then restoring the roadway and shoulder throughout the site. The restoration work requires regrading and repaving to return the stretch of roadway to its previous condition.

For additional information, please see the official news release, issued on December 6, 2021.

Funding

The $120,000 project is being covered by the County’s Road and Bridge Fund. The project went through emergency procurement procedures to fast track the work and get the roadway reopened as efficiently as possible. Reimbursement is being pursued through the California Office of Emergency Services.

Traffic Impacts

The road will stay fully closed to all traffic (vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians) while the repairs are conducted.  The road is closed from Azalea Hill trailhead to Ridgecrest Boulevard. There will be heavy equipment in place along the narrow project corridor. For public safety reasons, it is requested that all travelers abide by the closure restrictions.

Timeline

December 8, 2021 -- Project start

January 19, 2022  -- Project completed, road open

Project progress photos

Damaged section of Fairfax Bolinas Road due to a large tree that fell during the major storm on October 24 2021.
Initial assessment of damage following the major storm on October 24, 2021.
Prepping work site on Fairfax Bolinas Road
Construction site mobilization on December 8, 2021, as onsite work begins.
Finishing roadway repairs prior to repaving during week of January 10, 2022.
Workers finishing up roadway repairs prior to repaving during the week of January 10, 2022.
Paved Fairfax Bolinas Road, shoulder work still remaining to be done.
Paving of repaired section of roadway has been completed. Next the crews will need to finish the shoulder work and roadway striping. Expected to be completed by January 19.
Completed roadway repairs on Fairfax Bolinas Road
The repair project was completed on January 19, 2022. The section of repaired road is schedule to receive lane striping in April 2022.
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