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Smooth Ride Ahead: Marin Pavement Preservation Project to be Completed by December

Map of upcoming closed areas in the Marin Headlands show McCullough and Conzelman Roads east of roundabout closed September 30 and October 1 in red. The blue portion identifies Conzelman Road west of roundabout closed on September 26 and 27.
Map of the Marin Headlands with schedule of closures due to a Pavement Preservation Project.

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News Release Date: September 16, 2019

Contact: GGNRA Public Affairs, 4155614732

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Golden Gate National Recreation Area and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) have begun to implement preventative maintenance of park roads through the Pavement Preservation program. Road closures will be in the Marin Headlands, Fort Baker, Muir Beach, and Muir Beach Overlook. The majority of roadways will remain open to two-way traffic with brief partial-closures. FHWA contracted road crews will direct traffic at work sites and traffic delays are expected. The overall work will include minor patching, crack sealing, and micro-surfacing to prevent deterioration of asphalt. Check the park’s Alerts and Conditions for closure updates and changes.  

Upcoming Closures: 

Marin Headlands

  • Thursday, September 26 and Friday, September 27: Conzelman Road west of the roundabout will be closed. 
  • Monday, September 30 and Tuesday, October 1: McCullough Road and Conzelman Road east of the roundabout will be closed. The entire length of the Conzelman Road pullouts overlooking the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge will be closed and unavailable to pedestrians, bikes, and vehicles.

Muir Beach and Muir Beach Overlook

  • Tuesday, October 1 and Wednesday, October 2: Muir Beach and Muir Beach Overlook parking lots will be closed. 

For this Pavement Preservation Project, the National Park Service (NPS) has invested $2.7 million dollars through cyclic maintenance—that is, maintenance performed at regular intervals to prevent asset deterioration. The Pavement Preservation program is partly funded through the Federal Lands Transportation Program, administered by FHWA and the Cyclic Maintenance Program. The NPS Cyclic Maintenance Program is funded by congressional appropriations. As visitation at Golden Gate National Recreation Area continues to increase, attention to cyclic maintenance will maintain facilities in good standing and reduce cost in the long-term. The last Pavement Preservation work on these roadways was completed in 2012.

More About Pavement Preservation: 
Pavement Preservation represents a proactive approach in maintaining our existing highways. It enables the National Park Service to reduce costly, time-consuming rehabilitation and reconstruction projects, and associated traffic disruptions. Timely preservation will provide improved safety and mobility, reduced congestion, and smoother, longer-lasting pavement.  


Last updated: September 19, 2019

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