Beginning this month, people biking and walking on the Golden Gate Bridge east sidewalk will notice sections of the pathway narrowed for construction and storage related to the ongoing installation of a suicide deterrent net, according to the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District.
The east sidewalk will remain open in its entirety during regular hours, but people biking and walking should exercise caution when navigating narrowed pathways. The contractor installing the net will be performing work that requires equipment placement and construction access on the east sidewalk during daytime hours, similar to the work currently being performed on the west sidewalk, according to the district.
During active working hours on the east sidewalk, the contractor will barricade the work zone and have flaggers posted at each end of the work area to encourage people biking and walking to use caution and mind the narrowed pathway. Equipment and materials will be stored behind barriers with adequate space for safe passage maintained at all times.
MTC has provided about $75 million to the project, which is expected to be completed in 2023.