San Francisco State Route 1 Paving Project

Caltrans Complete Pavement Work on State Route 1 in San Francisco. Follow Up Work Continues.

Caltrans has completed all pavement, grinding, and lane striping work along the northern and southern portions of State Route 1 (SR-1) including inside the General Douglas MacArthur Tunnel / Veteran Blvd as of June 28, 2020.  The roadway was repaved repairing multiple potholes and cracks and drivers will now benefit from a safe, smoother drive.

The southern portion, approximately one mile in length, between the San Mateo County Line / John Daly Blvd and Holloway Ave, was completed back in late March and early April.  The northern portion, approximately two miles in length, between Lincoln Way at the southern entrance of Golden Gate Park up to Lake Street in the Richmond District by the entrance into the General Douglas MacArthur Tunnel / Veteran Blvd, was just completed as of June 28, 2020.  

Both portions originally involved overnight lane and tunnel closures, but work was adjusted to the daytime (and weekend) hours to take advantage of the lower traffic volume during the city's shelter-in-place ordinance. Note: tunnel closures only took place in the overnight hours.  However, when recent traffic counts progressively resumed to normal conditions during June 2020, roadwork was shifted back into the overnight hours for all locations.

Prior to the pavement repair and replacement work, Caltrans replaced the median barrier in Golden Gate Park between the 25th Ave split and Fulton St back in July 2019.  The new barrier is now taller and blocks the glare from oncoming traffic and headlights. It is also stronger as the old barrier was worn by years of weather and traffic collisions.  Additionally, Caltrans repaired or replaced various drainage pipes as well as upgraded multiple curb ramps in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

As crews are nearing the completion of this one-year, $15 million project, having started in May 2019, Caltrans will continue with follow up work repairing, replacing, or upgrading signage, (additional) curb ramps, and traffic signal lights.  Curb ramp and signage work will take place at various locations along the northern and southern portions of (SR-1) and work for traffic signal lights are located at the intersections of Crespi Drive, Martin Luther King Drive, Crossover Drive, and Lake Street.  Work is planned through mid September in the overnight hours and will involve lane reductions and closures.

Final note: Caltrans has been asked by the City of San Francisco's Department of Public Works to assist with the repaving of SR-1, three-miles in length, between Holloway Avenue and Lincoln Way, also referred to as 19th Avenue.  It is tentatively scheduled for mid-2022 after completing a City planned sewer replacement project.  Residents are advised to defer all inquiries to the City for more information.