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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.
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.
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.
December 8, 2021 -- Project start
January 19, 2022 -- Project completed, road open