Pre-construction of new Doyle Drive begins

August 11, 2009 7:46:42 AM PDT
Pre-construction activities for the rebuild of the structurally deficient, 1.5-mile Doyle Drive approach to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco will begin today, according to officials with Caltrans and the San Francisco County Transportation Authority.

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Workers will begin removing trees on the south side of the roadway today and continue through October. Construction is expected to start in the fall.

The $1.05 billion project, originally slated to begin next year, was accelerated with the receipt of $50 million in federal stimulus funding.

Officials hope to complete the new Doyle Drive, to be called the Presidio Parkway, in 2013.

Other pre-construction activities including utility relocation are scheduled to begin later this month.

The collection of native seeds and plants in the area, to be grown in a nursery in the Presidio for wetlands and riparian habitat restoration projects, has already begun.

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