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Mailbag: Dirt, concrete pile along 101; free air/water at gas stations; 116 hazard

Questions from our readers: What’s up with the dirt/concrete pile along 101? What is all the construction going on east of Highway 101 just south of Petaluma?  It’s been a curiosity for a couple of weeks now, and has gotten to the point where it’s now causing traffic delays in the morning.  The work isn’t technically on the freeway.  It’s just east of it, a hundred yards or so off the side of the road.  They’ve put a long orange… Read More »

Going to San Francisco this weekend? Read this

Getting to certain parts of San Francisco is going to be trickier this weekend because Doyle Drive will be closed from 8 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. Crews need the time to demolish parts of the 70-year-old, 1.5-mile-long link from the Golden Gate Bridge to the city’s Marina District and to allow traffic to be shifted to a temporary bypass. The new $1.1 billion Presidio Parkway is replacing Doyle Drive. Officials leading the Doyle Drive/Presidio Parkway project are warning… Read More »

Hwy. 1 in SF to be closed Saturday night

Going to San Francisco on Saturday night? Construction crews replacing Doyle Drive will have Highway 1/Park Presidio Boulevard closed in both directions from 8 p.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. Sunday to allow them to move north and southbound lanes onto a new bridge just south of Doyle Drive. Detour signs will be up for both directions during the closure. For more information about the project, CLICK HERE.