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For Immediate Release - San Rafael, CA - Stretch between Ross and Highway 101 to undergo 18-month transformation   After years of planning and public outreach, the Marin County Department of Public Works (DPW) is accelerating plans to rehabilitate 2.2 miles of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard between Highway 101 and the Ross’ southern town limit, an...

For Immediate Release - San Rafael, CA - Firefighters move in and are ready to serve community   The Tomales Fire Station in West Marin has undergone a complete modernization and firefighters are moving back in after 17 months of working in temporary quarters. The crew has been moving into the renovated Tomales Fire Station...

For Immediate Release - San Rafael, CA - Lull in traffic provides good timing for Public Works and contracted crews   With fewer cars on the road due to the COVID-19 sheltering order, the Marin County Department of Public Works is taking advantage of the traffic lull to conduct two projects on County-maintained roads near Mount Tamalpais....

June 3, 2020  REMINDER: Each business operating at Gnoss Field must complete the COVID-19 Site Specific Protection Plan (Revised Appendix A of the Stay-At-Home Order, effective May 18, 2020) prior to reopening (businesses already allowed to operate under prior orders had a two-week grace period until June 1 to complete and comply with the plan).The...

For Immediate Release - San Rafael, CA - County receives $3.76 million in funding to cover safety improvements   The County of Marin has been awarded a $3.76 million federal grant from the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) to fund two roadway safety projects. The funding, administered through the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), will...

Dumpsters – Becoming an Issue Please only put allowed items in the Trash and Recycle dumpsters. Items that are not allowed are still being discarded in the dumpsters and the airport is getting charged extra for these items. Staff will be closely monitoring the video cameras and contacting offenders to recover these extra fee’s in...

For Immediate Release - San Rafael, CA - Lane to close for approximately 10 weeks while storm-damaged wall is fixed   The Marin County Department of Public Works (DPW) is set to repair a stretch of retaining wall on Point San Pedro Road between Marina Boulevard and Summit Avenue in unincorporated San Rafael. Weather permitting, the estimated...

For Immediate Release - San Rafael, CA - Elevated tide levels could impact coastal areas, commute times and travel plans   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, and such inconveniences...

FAA Public Hearing On August 22, 2019, the FAA will host a Public Hearing regarding the Draft Supplement to the Final Environmental Impact Statement. The meeting will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at the Marin Humane Society Auditorium, 171 Bel Marin Keys Boulevard in Novato. Details and materials for the meeting can...

Update on current operations and workplan for future years for Gnoss Field The Department of Public Works will provide a County Airport update to the Marin County Board of Supervisors on July 16. The staff report[External] and the presentation slides[External] are available online. Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for future Runway Extension The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been working on...

Annual State Inspection Results The Marin County Airport, Gnoss Field, has received an Excellent Condition status following a compliance inspection on April 18, 2019. The annual state inspection was conducted by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and found that all applicable Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements had been either met or exceeded. The inspection...

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Introduction of Tony Williams Hello Gnoss Field Businesses, Tenants and Pilots, the Airport Division of the Department of Public Works has a new Assistant Director, Tony Williams. Tony is a licensed civil engineer with 26 years of experience in engineering and construction. Prior to joining the County of Marin, Tony worked for the City of...

Electrical Issue PG&E had an airport wide power outage that started early on Thanksgiving Day and lasted most of the day. PG&E then restored partial power on Friday 11/23, but it was ‘dirty power’ (power flickering and may have lost a phase) so the Airport Manager turned off critical systems such as the AWOS and...

March 26-- Construction activity at the airport will continue this week with subgrade preparation at the airport's aircraft apron area occurring on March 27 and 28. Asphalt pavement will occur on Thursday, March 29. Airport tenants are advised to use caution around construction workers and equipment operating at the airport. March 28 -- The contractor's schedule...

January 26 -- As previously announced on January 19, a second coat of paint will be applied to the runway on January 29 and 30, weather permitting. The painting will require the closure of the runway for both days (8:00 AM to 6:00 PM). The paint is highly sensitive to weather conditions, so please keep in...

December 29 -- The Gnoss Field Airport runway is now open. Construction work, however, is still continuing on the airport property even with the open runway, including on Saturday, December 30. As always, please use caution and observe airport safety rules: No vehicles or pedestrians on the runway or taxiways at any time. Exercise caution around...

November 29 -- Late yesterday, results from the sampling and testing of base material (the rock under the runway asphalt) indicated areas that do not fully meet specific contract material specifications. Additional sampling is occurring this morning. Results from these tests will not be available until Friday morning, due to the testing procedures and standards that...

October 31 -- Construction activity resumed at the airport on Monday, October 30, with the washing and cleaning of the large conveyor belt and rock processing equipment used to make the aggregate subbase. Most of the processing equipment was removed on October 31. Also on October 31, the runway subbase placement began with contractor employees following...

September 29 -- County staff is excited about the progress made in the first full week of the runway rehabilitation project. Large heavy equipment has been brought in by the contractor and over a quarter of the runway pavement has been ground up, screened and stockpiled on site this week. The ground up asphalt is being...

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