The new bicycle-pedestrian path on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge will be closed each night this week from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. to allow crews to perform maintenance work on the north side of the span.
The path closures will begin tonight and continue through the night of Friday, Dec. 13 into Saturday morning, Dec. 14. The four-mile-long path, which opened to the public last month, also will be closed from 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17 until 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18 to accommodate similar maintenance work.
The Richmond-San Rafael bicycle/pedestrian path was developed through a partnership between the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA), Caltrans, the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) and the Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM).
This is the first time there is bike and pedestrian access connecting the East Bay with Marin County.
The route also serves as a link in the San Francisco Bay Trail. A movable barrier divides automobiles from those on bike and foot.
The bridge path will be a four-year pilot project and will be analyzed at the end of the period.