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SAN FRANCISCO— The first phase (Phase A) of a $5 million repair project to the Crissy Field Promenade is nearing completion. Construction crews will begin to lay the new and improved trail surface on the eastern end of the promenade (Phase A) later this week and expect to reopen this popular trail section adjacent to East Beach by late May.
Beginning next week, construction set-up and some closures will begin on the central section of the promenade (Phases B and C). Work on Phases B and C will now be combined to enhance public safety and expedite project time frames. The central promenade work is scheduled for completion by the end of June.
Park rangers ask all visitors and recreationalists to stay alert, follow detours and remain flexible to changing conditions as work progresses in the coming weeks. Detour signs as well as project information coordinators from the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy will continue to be on-site during work hours to help visitors navigate dynamic detour routes and beach access points. During Phases B and C, cyclists and pedestrians will be rerouted off the promenade to the nearby Mason Street multi-use path. The beaches, marsh and airfield, as well as nearby Presidio destinations will remain open throughout construction.
The park had hoped to keep part of the promenade open for public use through Phase C while doing work on Phase B, but determined it would not be safe due to heavy trucks and construction equipment traveling through the central section of the promenade. Combining work will also allow crews to complete work on the central section of the promenade more quickly, shaving a predicted 15 to 30 days off the length of the project.
Harsh weather and high use have caused the promenade surface to degrade beyond simple repair. The project will completely remove the old decomposed granite and replace it with a more durable compacted shale material that is expected to perform better over time.
The promenade repair remains on schedule and expected to be complete by the end of the summer. For more information, FAQs, and maps, visit the project website at go.nps.gov/crissypromenade or find them on Flickr.