The opening of a third eastbound lane on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge is a major milestone in a long-awaited project to relieve rush-hour traffic that backs up into San Rafael every night.
As seen in the above video, a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening brought out a host of dignitaries last week, including MTC’s Commissioners Damon Connelly (Marin County Supervisor), Amy Rein Worth (Mayor of Orinda), and Federal Glover (Contra Costa Supervisor). Also in attendance were former MTC Commissioner and Marin County Supervisor Steve Kinsey, Assembly Member Marc Levine, Mayor of Richmond Tom Butt, and Caltrans District 4 Chief Deputy Director Dan McElhinney.
Read more about the project in this blog post or the I-580 Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Access Improvement Projects page on the MTC website. The new traffic lane is just the beginning of expected improvements along this very busy corridor.