Traffic Advisory

Work continues on the Richmond-San Rafael (RSR) Bridge Access Improvement Project.

Construction updates for the week of December 8th are as follows:

DAYTIME

  • Monday (AM) – Friday (PM): 5AM-2PM – Shoulder closures in the eastbound direction of I-580 on the RSR Bridge.

NIGHTTIME

  • Monday(PM) – Saturday (AM): 9PM-5AM in Marin Lane closures in the eastbound direction of I-580 from Sir Francis Drake Boulevard over the RSR Bridge. One lane in each direction will remain open at all times.
  • Monday(PM) – Saturday (AM): 9PM-5AM in Richmond Lane closures in the westbound direction of I-580 from Sir Francis Drake Boulevard over the RSR Bridge. One lane in each direction will remain open at all times.
  • Monday(PM) – Saturday (AM): 7PM-5AM in Richmond – Closure of the eastbound I-580 on-ramp from Marine Street and Castro Street. Please see Detour Map 1.

SPECIAL NOTICE FOR PEDESTRIANS/CYCLISTS: BATA will be closing the RSR Bridge bicycle/pedestrian path from 8 PM to 5 AM each night next week, Monday – Friday, due to construction activities.

Traffic Advisory

Work continues on the Richmond-San Rafael (RSR) Bridge Access Improvement Project.

Construction updates for the week of December 1st are as follows:

NIGHTTIME

  • Tuesday (PM) – Saturday (AM): 9PM – 5AM in Marin Lane closures in the eastbound direction of I-580 from Sir Francis Drake Boulevard over the RSR Bridge. One lane in each direction will remain open at all times.
  • Tuesday (PM) – Saturday (AM): 9PM – 5AM in Richmond Lane closures in the westbound direction of I-580 from Sir Francis Drake Boulevard over the RSR Bridge. One lane in each direction will remain open at all times.

Notice: This information is based on the work plans submitted by the contractors which are subject to change. For the most current information on all lane and ramp closures, please check the website shown below before beginning your travel.

For More Information

For more information or to see a video about the project, please visit: http://mtc.ca.gov/our-work/plans-projects/major-regional-projects/richmond-san-rafael-bridge-access-improvements. If you have additional questions about the project or construction updates, please call the project hotline at (510) 273-3640.

About the RSR Bridge Access Improvement Project

Over the last 50 years, the Richmond-San Rafael (RSR) Bridge has efficiently and effectively served Bay Area travelers while seeing a steady increase in daily vehicle use in recent years. From 2009 to 2014, the Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) across the bridge climbed from 70,000 to 80,000 representing a 14.3 percent increase. The RSR Bridge Access Improvements will ease congestion by increasing vehicle capacity on the Bridge and providing a new route for non-motorized travelers.

The RSR Bridge Access Improvement Project is made possible by a partnership between BATA, Caltrans, the Contra Costa County Transportation Authority (CCTA), and the Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM).

Traffic Advisory

Work continues on the Richmond-San Rafael (RSR) Bridge Access Improvement Project.

Construction updates for the week of November 24th are as follows:

NIGHTTIME

  • Monday (PM) – Tuesday (AM): 9PM – 5AM in Marin Lane closures in the eastbound direction of I-580 from Sir Francis Drake Boulevard over the RSR Bridge. One lane in each direction will remain open at all times.

Notice: This information is based on the work plans submitted by the contractors which are subject to change. For the most current information on all lane and ramp closures, please check the website shown below before beginning your travel.

For More Information

For more information or to see a video about the project, please visit: http://mtc.ca.gov/our-work/plans-projects/major-regional-projects/richmond-san-rafael-bridge-access-improvements. If you have additional questions about the project or construction updates, please call the project hotline at (510) 273-3640.

Traffic Advisory

Work continues on the Richmond-San Rafael (RSR) Bridge Access Improvement Project.

Construction updates for the week of November 17th are as follows:

DAYTIME

  • Monday (AM) – Friday (PM): 6AM – 2:30PM – Reversing traffic control on Francisco Blvd East between Main Street and Grange Avenue in San Rafael. One lane of traffic will be open at all times.

NIGHTTIME

  • Tuesday (PM) – Saturday (AM): 9PM – 5AM in Marin Lane closures in the eastbound and westbound directions of I-580 from Sir Francis Drake Boulevard over the RSR Bridge. One lane in each direction will remain open at all times.
  • Tuesday (PM) – Saturday (AM): 7PM – 7AM in Richmond Alternating toll booth closures at the RSR Bridge on westbound I-580. A minimum of 2 cash/Fastrak toll booths will remain open at all times.

Notice: This information is based on the work plans submitted by the contractors which are subject to change. For the most current information on all lane and ramp closures, please check the website shown below before beginning your travel. 

For More Information

For more information or to see a video about the project, please visit: http://mtc.ca.gov/our-work/plans-projects/major-regional-projects/richmond-san-rafael-bridge-access-improvements. If you have additional questions about the project or construction updates, please call the project hotline at (510) 273-3640.

About the RSR Bridge Access Improvement Project

Over the last 50 years, the Richmond-San Rafael (RSR) Bridge has efficiently and effectively served Bay Area travelers while seeing a steady increase in daily vehicle use in recent years. From 2009 to 2014, the Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) across the bridge climbed from 70,000 to 80,000 representing a 14.3 percent increase. The RSR Bridge Access Improvements will ease congestion by increasing vehicle capacity on the Bridge and providing a new route for non-motorized travelers.

The RSR Bridge Access Improvement Project is made possible by a partnership between BATA, Caltrans, the Contra Costa County Transportation Authority (CCTA), and the Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM).

Traffic Advisory

Work continues on the Richmond-San Rafael (RSR) Bridge Access Improvement Project.

Construction updates for the week of November 10th are as follows:

DAYTIME

  • Monday (AM) – Friday (PM): 6AM – 2:30PM – Reversing traffic control on Francisco Blvd East between Main Street and Grange Avenue in San Rafael. One lane of traffic will be open at all times.

NIGHTTIME

  • Tuesday (PM) – Saturday (AM): 9PM – 5AM in Marin Lane closures in the eastbound and westbound directions of I-580 from Sir Francis Drake Boulevard over the RSR Bridge. One lane in each direction will remain open at all times.
  • Tuesday (PM) – Saturday (AM): 7PM – 7AM in Richmond Alternating toll booth closures at the RSR Bridge on westbound I-580. A minimum of 2 cash/Fastrak toll booths will remain open at all times.
  • Tuesday (PM) – Saturday (AM): 11PM – 6AM in Marin – Closure of the eastbound I-580 on-ramp from Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Please see Detour Map 1.
  • Tuesday (PM) – Saturday (AM): 10PM – 5AM in Richmond – Closure of the eastbound I-580 off-ramp to Marine Street. Please see Detour Map 2.
  • Tuesday (PM) – Saturday (AM): 9PM – 5AM in Richmond – Closure of the westbound I-580 off-ramp to Stenmark Drive. Please see Detour Map 3.
  • Tuesday (PM) – Saturday (AM): 9PM – 6AM in Marin – Closure of the eastbound I-580 off-ramp to Main Street (San Quentin). Please see Detour Map 4.

SPECIAL NOTICE FOR CYCLISTS: THE BIKE PATH SHUTTLE BETWEEN MARINE STREET AND STENMARK DRIVE IS AVAILABLE BETWEEN 7AM AND 7PM SEVEN DAYS PER WEEK. FOR SHUTTLE PICK UP, PLEASE CALL 510-715-1465 MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY OR 510-715-0765 ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. PLEASE EXPECT A 20-MINUTE WAIT FOR SHUTTLE SERVICE. PLEASE SEE DETOUR MAP 5.

Notice: This information is based on the work plans submitted by the contractors which are subject to change. For the most current information on all lane and ramp closures, please check the website shown below before beginning your travel. 

For More Information

For more information or to see a video about the project, please visit: http://mtc.ca.gov/our-work/plans-projects/major-regional-projects/richmond-san-rafael-bridge-access-improvements. If you have additional questions about the project or construction updates, please call the project hotline at (510) 273-3640.

About the RSR Bridge Access Improvement Project

Over the last 50 years, the Richmond-San Rafael (RSR) Bridge has efficiently and effectively served Bay Area travelers while seeing a steady increase in daily vehicle use in recent years. From 2009 to 2014, the Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) across the bridge climbed from 70,000 to 80,000 representing a 14.3 percent increase. The RSR Bridge Access Improvements will ease congestion by increasing vehicle capacity on the Bridge and providing a new route for non-motorized travelers.

The RSR Bridge Access Improvement Project is made possible by a partnership between BATA, Caltrans, the Contra Costa County Transportation Authority (CCTA), and the Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM).

Traffic Advisory

Work continues on the Richmond-San Rafael (RSR) Bridge Access Improvement Project.

Construction updates for the week of November 3rd are as follows:

DAYTIME

  • Monday (AM) – Friday (PM): 5AM – 2PM – Shoulder closures in the eastbound direction of I-580 on the RSR Bridge.
  • Monday (AM) – Friday (PM): 6AM – 2:30PM – Reversing traffic control on Francisco Blvd East between Main Street and Grange Avenue in San Rafael. One lane of traffic will be open at all times.

NIGHTTIME

  • Monday (PM) – Saturday (AM): 9PM – 5AM in Marin Lane closures in the eastbound and westbound directions of I-580 from Sir Francis Drake Boulevard over the RSR Bridge. One lane in each direction will remain open at all times.
  • Monday (PM) – Saturday (AM): 7PM – 7AM in Richmond Alternating toll booth closures at the RSR Bridge on westbound I-580. A minimum of 2 cash/Fastrak toll booths will remain open at all times.
  • Monday (PM) – Saturday (AM): 11PM – 6AM in Marin – Closure of the eastbound I-580 on-ramp from Sir Francis Drake. Please see Detour Map 1.
  • Monday (PM) – Saturday (AM): 10PM – 5AM in Richmond – Closure of the eastbound I-580 off-ramp to Marine Street. Please see Detour Map 2.
  • Monday (PM) – Saturday (AM): 9PM – 5AM in Richmond – Closure of the westbound I-580 off-ramp to Stenmark Drive. Please see Detour Map 3.
  • Friday (PM) – Saturday (AM): 9PM – 6AM in Marin – Closure of the eastbound I-580 off-ramp to Main Street (San Quentin). Please see Detour Map 4.

SPECIAL NOTICE FOR CYCLISTS: THE BIKE PATH SHUTTLE BETWEEN MARINE STREET AND STENMARK DRIVE IS AVAILABLE BETWEEN 7AM AND 7PM SEVEN DAYS PER WEEK. FOR SHUTTLE PICK UP, PLEASE CALL 510-715-1465 MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY OR 510-715-0765 ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. PLEASE EXPECT A 20-MINUTE WAIT FOR SHUTTLE SERVICE. PLEASE SEE DETOUR MAP 5.

Notice: This information is based on the work plans submitted by the contractors which are subject to change. For the most current information on all lane and ramp closures, please check the website shown below before beginning your travel.

For more information or to see a video about the project, please visit: http://mtc.ca.gov/our-work/plans-projects/major-regional-projects/richmond-san-rafael-bridge-access-improvements. If you have additional questions about the project or construction updates, please call the project hotline at (510) 273-3640.

About the RSR Bridge Access Improvement Project

Over the last 50 years, the Richmond-San Rafael (RSR) Bridge has efficiently and effectively served Bay Area travelers while seeing a steady increase in daily vehicle use in recent years. From 2009 to 2014, the Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) across the bridge climbed from 70,000 to 80,000 representing a 14.3 percent increase. The RSR Bridge Access Improvements will ease congestion by increasing vehicle capacity on the Bridge and providing a new route for non-motorized travelers.

Traffic Advisory

Work continues on the Richmond-San Rafael (RSR) Bridge Access Improvement Project.

Construction updates for the week of October 27th are as follows:

DAYTIME

  • Monday (AM)- Friday (PM): 7AM – 3:30PM – Shoulder closures in the westbound direction of I-580 on the RSR Bridge.
  • Monday (AM) – Friday (PM): 5AM – 2PM – Shoulder closures in the eastbound direction of I-580 on the RSR Bridge.
  • Monday (AM) – Friday (PM): 6AM – 2:30PM – Reversing traffic control on Francisco Blvd East between Main Street and Grange Avenue in San Rafael. One lane of traffic will be open at all times.
  • Saturday 6AM – 3PM in Marin – Reversing traffic control on Francisco Blvd East between Main Street and Grange Avenue in San Rafael. One lane of traffic will be open at all times.
  • Saturday 6AM – 9PM in Marin – Closure of the eastbound I-580 off-ramp to Main Street (San Quentin). Please see Detour Map 1.
  • Saturday 6AM – 9PM in Marin – Closure of the eastbound I-580 on-ramp from Main Street (San Quentin). Please see Detour Map 2 (note this affects GGTD route 40 bus).
  • Saturday 6AM – 9PM in Marin – Closure of the westbound I-580 off-ramp to Main Street (San Quentin). Please see Detour Map 3 (note this affects GGTD route 40 bus).

NIGHTTIME

  • Monday (PM) – Saturday (AM): 9PM – 5AM in Marin Lane closures in the eastbound and westbound directions of I-580 from Sir Francis Drake Boulevard over the RSR Bridge. One lane in each direction will remain open at all times.
  • Monday (PM) – Saturday (AM): 7PM – 7AM in Richmond Alternating toll booth closures at the RSR Bridge on westbound I-580. A minimum of 2 cash/Fastrak toll booths will remain open at all times.
  • Monday (PM) – Saturday (AM): 11PM – 6AM in Marin – Closure of the eastbound I-580 on-ramp from Sir Francis Drake. Please see Detour Map 4.
  • Monday (PM) – Saturday (AM): 10PM – 5AM in Richmond – Closure of the eastbound I-580 off-ramp to Marine Street. Please see Detour Map 5.
  • Monday (PM) – Saturday (AM): 9PM – 5AM in Richmond – Closure of the westbound I-580 off-ramp to Stenmark Drive. Please see Detour Map 6.
  • Friday (PM) – Saturday (AM): 9PM – 6AM in Marin – Closure of the eastbound I-580 off-ramp to Main Street (San Quentin). Please see Detour Map 7.
  • Friday (PM) – Saturday AM: 9PM – 6AM in Marin – Closure of the eastbound I-580 on-ramp from Main Street (San Quentin). Please see Detour Map 8 (note this affects GGTD route 40 bus).
  • Tuesday (PM) – Saturday (AM): 9PM – 5AM in Marin – Closure of the westbound I-580 off-ramp to Main Street (San Quentin). Please see
    Detour Map 9 (note this affects GGTD route 40 bus).

Please see http://goldengatetransit.org/schedules/updates/ for up-to-date information about the GGTD Route 40 Bus schedule.

SPECIAL NOTICE FOR CYCLISTS: THE BIKE PATH SHUTTLE BETWEEN MARINE STREET AND STENMARK DRIVE IS AVAILABLE BETWEEN 7AM AND 7PM SEVEN DAYS PER WEEK. FOR SHUTTLE PICK UP, PLEASE CALL 510-715-1465 MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY OR 510-715-0765 ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. PLEASE EXPECT A 20-MINUTE WAIT FOR SHUTTLE SERVICE. PLEASE SEE DETOUR MAP 10.

Traffic Advisory

Work continues on the Richmond-San Rafael (RSR) Bridge Access Improvement Project.

Construction updates for the week of October 14th are as follows:

DAYTIME

  • Monday (AM)- Friday (PM): 7AM – 3:30PM – Shoulder closures in the westbound direction of I-580 on the RSR Bridge.
  • Monday (AM) – Friday (PM): 5AM – 2PM – Shoulder closures in the eastbound direction of I-580 on the RSR Bridge.
  • Monday (AM) – Friday (PM): 6AM – 2:30PM – Reversing traffic control on Francisco Blvd East between Main Street and Grange Avenue in San Rafael. One lane of traffic will be open at all times. 

NIGHTTIME

  • Monday (PM) – Saturday (AM): 9PM – 5AM in Marin Lane closures in the eastbound and westbound directions of I-580 from Sir Francis Drake Boulevard over the RSR Bridge. One lane in each direction will remain open at all times.
  • Monday (PM) – Saturday (AM): 7PM – 7AM in Richmond Alternating toll booth closures at the RSR Bridge on westbound I-580. A minimum of 2 cash/Fastrak toll booths will remain open at all times.
  • Monday (PM) – Saturday (AM): 11PM – 6AM in Marin – Closure of the eastbound I-580 on-ramp from Sir Francis Drake. Please see Detour Map 1.
  • Monday (PM) – Saturday (AM): 10PM – 5AM in Richmond – Closure of the eastbound I-580 off-ramp to Marine Street. Please see Detour Map 2.
  • Monday (PM) – Saturday (AM): 9PM – 5AM in Richmond – Closure of the westbound I-580 off-ramp to Stenmark Drive. Please see Detour Map 3.

SPECIAL NOTICE FOR CYCLISTS: THE BIKE PATH SHUTTLE BETWEEN MARINE STREET AND STENMARK DRIVE IS AVAILABLE BETWEEN 7AM AND 7PM SEVEN DAYS PER WEEK. FOR SHUTTLE PICK UP, PLEASE CALL 510-715-1465 MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY OR 510-715-0765 ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. PLEASE EXPECT A 20-MINUTE WAIT FOR SHUTTLE SERVICE. PLEASE SEE DETOUR MAP 4.

Notice: This information is based on the work plans submitted by the contractors which are subject to change. For the most current information on all lane and ramp closures, please check the website shown below before beginning your travel. 

For more information or to see a video about the project, please visit: http://mtc.ca.gov/our-work/plans-projects/major-regional-projects/richmond-san-rafael-bridge-access-improvements. If you have additional questions about the project or construction updates, please call the project hotline at (510) 273-3640.

About the RSR Bridge Access Improvement Project

Over the last 50 years, the Richmond-San Rafael (RSR) Bridge has efficiently and effectively served Bay Area travelers while seeing a steady increase in daily vehicle use in recent years. From 2009 to 2014, the Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) across the bridge climbed from 70,000 to 80,000 representing a 14.3 percent increase. The RSR Bridge Access Improvements will ease congestion by increasing vehicle capacity on the Bridge and providing a new route for non-motorized travelers.

Red Flag Warning

October 9-10, 2019

Red Flag Warning Issued for Marin to remain in place until Thursday evening. PG&E to activate Public Safety Power Shiutoff (PSPS) protocols in parts of Marin.

Marin County, CA — The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the North Bay Mountains, interior valleys and other parts of the Bay Area, which is in effect from 5 AM Wednesday to 5 PM Thursday.

This event has the potential to be the strongest offshore wind event in the area since the October 2017 North Bay Fires.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected during this time frame with a combination of strong offshore winds with gusts to 55 miles per hour and low relative humidity ranging from 10-20%.
The affected area includes both lower and higher terrain areas of Marin, Napa, Sonoma, and East Bay counties.

The concerns of this weather system are that fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.

California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and CAL FIRE have approved the strategic prepositioning and increased staffing of critical fire resources to include two strike teams (10 engines), three water tenders, two Hand Crews, the North Bay Incident Management Team and additional Dispatchers and Chief Officers throughout the county during the Red Flag Warning.
The following land use restrictions are in effect for the Marin Municipal Water District, Mount Tamalpais State Park, Marin Open Space, and The Point Reyes National Seashore during the Red Flag conditions.

  • Closures at Sky Oaks, Natalie Coffin Green Park (Ross), and Leo Cronin Parking Lot, MMWD
  • Mount Vision Rd, Inverness (National Park Service)
  • All open burning and burn permits are suspended on public lands
  • Closures to Mount Tamalpais State Park – Roads north of Panoramic Highway are closed to motor vehicle traffic on Pantoll Road and Ridgecrest Boulevard.  All park use permits north of Panoramic Highway are suspended, including filming.

Residents are advised to exercise extreme caution during the Red Flag Warning because a simple spark could cause a major wildfire, including the use of equipment and machinery as well as smoking.

  • The Mount Tamalpais State Park information number is 415-388-2070.
  • The Marin Municipal Water District information number is 415-945-1195.
  • The Marin County Fire Information Hotline number is 415-473-7191.

Red Flag Warning

October 5-6, 2019 Red Flag Warning Issued for Marin In effect for elevations above 1000 feet Saturday evening through Wednesday morning.   Marin County, CA — The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the North Bay Mountains and other parts of the Bay Area above 1000 feet, which is in effect from 8 PM Saturday to 10 AM Sunday.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected during this time frame with a combination of strong offshore winds with gusts to 20-35 miles per hour and low relative humidity percentage ranging from 18%-28%.

The affected area includes higher terrain areas of Marin, Napa, Sonoma and East Bay counties. The concerns of this weather system are that fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.

In response to the forecasted fire weather conditions, Marin fire agencies have added additional staff, including eight fire engines, two fire crews, two water tenders, one dispatcher, and one battalion chief above and beyond our normal daily staffing. This additional staffing is funded by California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE).

The following land use restrictions are in effect for the Marin Municipal Water District, Mount Tamalpais State Park, Marin Open Space, and The Point Reyes National Seashore during the Red Flag conditions. Closures at Sky Oaks, Natalie Coffin Green Park (Ross), and Leo Cronin Parking Lot, MMWD Mount Vision Rd, Inverness (National Park Service) All open burning and burn permits are suspended on public lands Closures to Mount Tamalpais State Park – Roads north of Panoramic Highway are closed to motor vehicle traffic on Pantoll Road and Ridgecrest Boulevard.   All park use permits north of Panoramic Highway are suspended, including filming.  Residents are advised to exercise extreme caution during the Red Flag Warning because a simple spark could cause a major wildfire, including the use of equipment and machinery as well as smoking. The Mount Tamalpais State Park information number is 415-388-2070. The Marin Municipal Water District information number is 415-945-1195. The Marin County Fire Information Hotline number is 415-473-7191. To register for emergency alerts, visit www.alertmarin.org. To learn more about preparing your family, your home, and your community, visit www.firesafemarin.org.

Defensible space and home hardening are essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire.  From the National Weather Service:

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service San Francisco CA, Fri Oct 4 2019
Red Flag Warning Saturday Night for the North Bay Mountains…

A warming trend will develop by Saturday with temperatures into the 80s. As the sun goes down Saturday night a burst of dry northerly winds will pass over the mountains of Napa County with gusts to 35 mph across the hills. This will occur with little or no humidity recovery. The winds will ease by Sunday morning but the weather will remain hot and dry through Sunday afternoon.

RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM SATURDAY TO 10 AM PDT SUNDAY FOR DRY OFFSHORE WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 507…

* AFFECTED AREA… Fire weather zone 507. The North Bay Mountains above 1000 feet in Napa, Sonoma and Marin Counties. Read the full fire weather forecast here…