Caltrans to Replace Median Barrier on State Route 1 in Golden Gate Park


Lane closures will reduce traffic capacity during project Beginning Monday, July 15, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Caltrans will replace the concrete median barrier on State Route 1 in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park beginning Monday, July 15, 2019, when work crews close one northbound lane as they move equipment onsite in preparation for the project.

Map of Golden Gate park displaying where the median will be replacedThe current barrier is old and has been damaged by scraps, bumps, and collisions with vehicles over the decades. At 56-inches, the new barrier will be taller than the existing 36-inch barrier. The increased size reduces the chance of vehicles flipping over the barrier during collisions. Also, the taller barrier will block much more glare from oncoming headlights. With no shoulder between the barrier and traffic, Caltrans will need to close lanes during the replacement project. The left northbound lane will be closed from the split at Crossover Drive/Park Presidio Bypass to Fulton Street for three weeks beginning 10:00 PM, Monday, July 15, 2019. Caltrans will close additional lanes in both directions between 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM for three weeks to provide room for workers to replace the median.

Replacing the median barrier in Golden Gate Park is part of a larger project to repave and rehabilitate State Route 1, a year-long project that began in May 2019.  Caltrans has been updating curb ramps, improving drainage and making other improvements before grinding and paving starts, most likely in early fall 2019.

Other Names for State Route 1 in San Francisco

State Route 1 in San Francisco is both a highway and local boulevard and is often referred to by local street names.  As motorists travel northbound from the southern city limits the highway is alternatively known as Junipero Serra Boulevard, 19th Avenue, Crossover Drive (Golden Gate Park), Park Presidio Bypass (Golden Gate Park), Park Presidio Boulevard, and Veterans Boulevard (Presidio).

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