Highway 37 and sea level rise comes info focus

highway 37
Mark Prado

The future of the North Bay's Highway 37 is the subject of interest as it relates to sea level rise — flooding has already affected the highway causing its closure for 28 days in 2017.

The San Francisco Chronicle has taken a look at the issue in a recent story. MTC has also produced a video looking at Highway 37.

Highway 37 cuts through delicate wetlands but also provides a critical link between the Bay Area's northern counties. As many as 40,000 vehicles a day use the 21-mile highway that skirts the northern shore of San Pablo Bay, delivering commuters and goods.

In addition to climate change, traffic backups also continue to vex the corridor. A team approach has been developed to address the concerns. For more information visit

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