Marin County Parks to Begin Bridge Renovations in Mill Valley/Sausalito

Crews to replace boards on Mill Valley/Sausalito Multiuse Path starting October 7

Marin County Parks will renovate several bridges along the Mill Valley/Sausalito Multiuse Pathway in southern Marin County starting in October, including two bridges originally constructed more than a century ago. One bridge spans Coyote Creek where it flows into Richardson Bay. The second is 650 feet north of the first bridge. Both bridges allow pedestrians and bike riders to travel through the Bothin Marsh Preserve.

Crews will replace decaying deck boards on these two bridges beginning Monday, October 7, 2019 on weekdays only, and work is expected to last for approximately one week. The path will remain open during the construction project, but work crews will place traffic control measures which may result in short delays for pedestrians and bicyclists attempting to cross these bridges. Crews will wait until the bulk of morning travelers – including bike commuters, horseback riders, and children heading to local schools – have passed through the area before commencing work. Marin County staff will post signs in the area during construction hours, and will notify nearby stakeholders with construction updates.

“We’re going to do our best to minimize disruption for people using the pathway and emphasize safety,” said Marin County Parks Superintendent Brian Sanford. “We are limited on our window of time because of king tides expected later in the fall, so we’re eager to move forward.”

Marin County Parks, which maintains the popular pathway along Richardson Bay, contracted with Maggiora & Ghilotti Construction Company to handle the safety-related work. The $40,000 project is funded by Parks’ Measure A, a quarter-cent countywide sales tax. The railings on both bridges were repaired in late 2015, and bridge approaches were done in early 2017.