East Blithedale Rehabilitation Project

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September Update, 2023:

Thank You, Mill Valley!

City and Construction Management staff continue to mitigate construction impacts and are working through the final pieces of the project. Though this has been a project several years in the making, East Blithedale is now looking fresh and new! The Department of Public Works would like to send out a special thank you to the resilient Mill Valley community for being flexible during the completion of this important project. 

A Message from the Mill Valley Police Department:

As you drive along this newly repaved road, we kindly remind you to observe the speed limit of 25 miles per hour, ensuring the safety of pedestrians, motorists, and bicyclists. Additionally, please refrain from parking on the sidewalks, allowing unobstructed passage for pedestrians, especially those with disabilities, our elderly residents, and children making their way to and from school. Let's continue building a community we all enjoy by driving responsibly, showing consideration for one another, and following traffic regulations.

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Project Overview:

The City of Mill Valley recognizes East Blithedale Avenue as a vital corridor between downtown Mill Valley and Highway 101 as it serves as the northern gateway into the City’s residential, school and business areas.

The East Blithedale Avenue Rehabilitation Project is currently divided into 3 phases and the goal is to rehabilitate aging pavement conditions, install new bike lanes, upgrade existing traffic signals, and improve access. 

The project will interrupt the normal course of business and residential living in the project area. The City is working to address key issues to minimize, where possible, construction-related impacts such as traffic congestion, noise, debris, parking, business operations, deliveries, and accessibility for residents, employees, and customers.

Project Map:
East Blithedale Phase 1 complete

Some key design features include:

  • Pavement rehabilitation 
  • Widening sidewalks at three utility pole locations
  • Installing approximately 43 new ADA compliant curb ramps
  • Widening the sidewalk in front of Boyle Park
  • Installing Class III bike lane street markings from Sunnyside Avenue to Sycamore Avenue
  • New bike route signing and striping improvements at the Millwood Avenue and Sycamore Avenue intersections
  • Extending curbs ramps (bulb-outs) at Sunnyside Avenue, Mountain View Avenue, Dell Street, Thalia Street, East Drive, and Mesa Avenue.
  • Installing rectangular rapid flashing beacons at six uncontrolled crosswalks
  • Sewer repair and lateral replacement


Phase I construction: Complete! 
Phase II & III construction: April 2022 - October 2023

Contact Us:

Direct Project Contact Information 24/7: (628) 238-0221
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Mike Cooper, Project Manager

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The April 21st, 2022 Virtual Community Meeting Recording is available here.

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