Ribbon-cutting for new I-580, Hwy. 101 connector

December 1, 2010 12:51:42 PM PST
Caltrans will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony this afternoon to mark the completion of a new connector ramp from westbound Interstate Highway 580 to northbound U.S. Highway 101 in San Rafael.

The $11 million project replaced a one-lane connector ramp that opened in 1956 with a two-lane ramp with wider shoulders. The new ramp opened on Nov. 5 after seven months of construction.

As part of the project, sidewalks on Bellam Boulevard beneath the ramp were widened for easier bicycle and pedestrian access.

The 3 p.m. ceremony will take place at the Marin Health and Wellness Center on Kerner Boulevard in San Rafael.