Pt. San Pedro Roadway: Roadway News Archive

Posted 4/13/17: Community Meeting May 2 - East San Rafael Public Transit Options

The Point San Pedro Road Coalition has been working with Marin Transit to explore options for providing some form of public transportation to serve the East San Rafael Peninsula. To date, the Coalition and Marin Transit has conducted an on-line transit demand assessment survey last year and held a community ... [Read more...]

Posted 3/26/17: San Rafael High School Construction Project FEIR

In November 2015, San Rafael residents approved a bond measure that would fund improvements to San Rafael Schools. Among these improvements were the modernization of the stadium complex at San Rafael High School. As part of the project procedure, the San Rafael School District, under provisions of the California Environmental ... [Read more...]

Posted 1/31/17: San Rafael High School Construction Project DEIR

In November 2015, San Rafael residents approved a bond measure that would fund improvements to San Rafael Schools. Among these improvements were the modernization of the stadium complex at San Rafael High School. As part of the project procedure, the San Rafael School District, under provisions of the California Environmental ... [Read more...]

Posted 1/14/17: Summary of 1/10 Community Meeting on East Rafael Public Transit Options

The Point San Pedro Road Coalition held a community meeting on January 10 at San Pedro School. to explore with Marin Transit implementation of public transit options to serve East San Rafael. Unfortunately, that night, San Rafael had experienced a severe winter storm, thus making it difficult for many area ... [Read more...]

Posted 1/4/17: Reminder - Community Meeting on Public Transit Options for East San Rafael Tuesday, January 10

This is a reminder that Point San Pedro Road Coalition and Marin Transit will be holding a community meeting on the evening of Tuesday, January 10 to discuss and get feedback on exploring and developing some options for providing some form of public transportation service that can be implemented to ... [Read more...]

Posted 12/21/16: East San Rafael Public Transit Community Meeting January 10, 2017

The Point San Pedro Road Coalition’s Roadway Committee has been working with Marin Transit to explore options for providing some form of public transportation to serve the East San Rafael Peninsula residents, employers and employees. As a first step in this process, the Coalition earlier this year co-sponsored with Marin ... [Read more...]

Posted 12/5/16: Summary of Coalition 2016 Accomplishments and 2017 Goals

The Coalition’s 2016 Accomplishments and 2017 Goals The Coalition and its various committees have been very active this past year on issues of interest and concern to our residents. These activities will continue throughout 2017. This Coalition website is an excellent source of in-depth as well as current information on ... [Read more...]

Posted 11/29/16: Filming to Disrupt Pt. San Pedro Road

On Monday, December 5, Paramont/Netflix will be filming on Pt. San Pedro Road from 10 AM to 2 PM from Main Drive to McNear Brickyard Road. This will have a disruptive effect on both vehicular and pedestrian traffic on Pt. San Pedro Road during this time period. For more information, ... [Read more...]

Posted 10/24/16: Pedestrian Crossing Safety On Agenda for Oct. 26

Wednesday, October 26th at 4:00 PM Community Development Conference Room 3rd Floor, City Hall The Point San Pedro Road Coalition has placed an item on the agenda for the October 26th monthly meeting of the City/City Council and neighborhood umbrella groups regarding improving pedestrian safety when crossing multilane roads. EVERYONE IS WELCOME ... [Read more...]

Posted 9/24/16: Marin Transportation Authority Survey

Marin Transportation Authority (MTA) has a website called Getting Around Marin dealing with Marin's transportation future. In addition to some general information (Getting Around Marin Today), that site has a survey link to solicit input from the community. There is a button titled "Take Our Survey" on that page. The survey is ... [Read more...]

Posted 8/17/16: Pt. San Pedro Road Speed Limit Change Effective Sept 1

This is a to inform you that effective September 1, 2016 the speed limit on most parts of Point San Pedro Road will be increasing from 35 mph to 40 mph. The section of the Roadway between Mooring Road and Aqua Vista Road will remain at 35 mph. The speed ... [Read more...]

Posted 8/16/16: East San Rafael Transit Study Update

On August 15, Marin County Transit District staff presented an informational item to the their Board regarding the results of the East San Rafael Transit survey that was co-sponsored by the Coalition and Marin Transit earlier this year. A copy of the Board staff report and the Power Point presentation is ... [Read more...]

Posted 7/19/16: Annual Medians Assessment Approved

Last night the San Rafael City Council approved the annual assessment for fiscal year 2016/17  for $79.48 for each Equivalent Benefit Unit ( EBU) to cover the costs associated with constructing and maintaining the Point San Pedro Road median landscaping. This amount, unchanged from prior years,  was negotiated with City staff ... [Read more...]

Posted 7/15/16: Marin IJ Article on Pt. San Pedro Road Speed Limit

For those of you who do not receive the Marin IJ or missed this front page article, here is the reprint: [Read more...]

Posted 7/8/16: Update on Pt. San Pedro Road Repaving

As I am sure you have noticed, paving on Point San Pedro Road is now complete! The striping contractor will be on site tomorrow, Saturday July 9th to layout the striping and will return Friday the July 15th to stripe the roadway. Traffic impacts should be very minimal but please slow down ... [Read more...]

Posted 6/26/16: Summary of Point San Pedro Road Traffic and Safety Issues Follow- Up Meeting

The Coalition-sponsored public meeting was held on June 21, 2016 at 7:00pm at the San Pedro School Multi-Purpose Room. The meeting was a follow-up event of the Coalition-sponsored meeting held in October of last year, Among those in attendance were Marin County Supervisor Damon Connolly, San Rafael City Council Member Andrew ... [Read more...]

Posted 6/24/16: Pt. San Pedro Road Repaving Update

Paving operations will continue as scheduled today (Friday). The final layer of asphalt (open graded, bonded wearing course) that was to be placed on Monday will now be placed on Thursday, June 30th due to a scheduling conflict with the sub-contractor. Point San Pedro Road will be open to normal ... [Read more...]

Posted 6/20/16: Reminder of Pt. San Pedro Road Repaving

The City of San Rafael will begin roadway improvements on Point San Pedro Road from the quarry entrance to Biscayne Drive this Wednesday. The Contractor will be grinding the roadway on Wednesday, performing deep lift patching on Thursday, and asphalt overlay on Friday and Monday with striping and utility adjustments ... [Read more...]

Posted 6/18/16: Roadway Safety Meeting Reminder

This is a reminder that the Point San Pedro Road Coalition, the City of San Rafael, Marin County and the San Rafael School District invite you to attend a community meeting on Tuesday, June 21 at 7:00 pm in the Multi- Purpose Room at San Pedro School (498 Point San ... [Read more...]

Posted 6/8/16: Pt. San Pedro Road Traffic & Safety Community Meeting 6/21/16

The Point San Pedro Road Coalition, the City of San Rafael, Marin County and the San Rafael School District invite you to attend a community meeting on Tuesday, June 21 at 7:00 pm in the Multi- Purpose Room at San Pedro School to learn about measures to improve traffic and ... [Read more...]

Posted 6/3/16: Pt. San Pedro Road Trenching Work

The Marina Committee has been informed that PG&E will be doing some work related to The Strand in June, possibly as early as June 6. It will involve an area on Lochinvar Road and Pt. San Pedro Road east of its intersection with Lochinvar. This work includes a trench in the roadway from the intersection ... [Read more...]

Posted 5/23/16: Pt. San Pedro Road Repaving Update

The S.R. Public Works Department has finalized the schedule for the resurfacing of the remainder of Point San Pedro Road (Quarry entrance to Biscayne Drive). Construction will begin Monday, June 20th. Work is anticipated to take two and half weeks. Grinding and overlay operations will be between June 22nd and 28th which will ... [Read more...]

Posted 4/18/16: Results of East San Rafael Transit Assessment Survey

The Coalition would like to thank those of you who completed the recent on-line transit assessment survey for East San Rafael. We had an excellent response rate. Marin Transit tabulated the results and found the following:
  • There was a total of 467 responses, of which 459 indicated a home location in ...
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Posted 3/9/16: Dean Allison: In Memoriam

On Friday March 4, the City of San Rafael’s Department of Public Works Director, Dean Allison, died unexpectedly. His death is not only a tragic loss for his family but also for all the residents of San Rafael. In his unfortunately brief tenure as DPW Director, Dean impressed all who ... [Read more...]

Posted 2/8/16: Lochinvar/Pt. San Pedro Road Intersection Work

Tomorrow (Tuesday February 9, 2016) the intersection at Pt. San Pedro Road, Lochinvar and Loch Lomond Drive will be a 4-way stop from approximately 8:00 am to 5:00 pm while work is done on the signal system changeover to install new equipment. [Read more...]

Posted 2/8/16: Reminder - Friday Deadline for the Point San Pedro Road Peninsula Transit Assessment Survey

Marin Transit (MT) has reported that to date nearly 400  area residents and employees have completed MT’s on-line transit demand assessment survey for the Point San Pedro Road Peninsula.    Thank you to those of you who have completed the survey.    I would encourage those who have not yet completed the ... [Read more...]

Posted 2/4/16: Update on Point San Pedro Road Traffic and Safety Issues

I want to provide area residents with an update on the status of Point San Pedro Road (PSPR) traffic, safety and enforcement issues. Last December, I reported to you that at the October 7 Point San Pedro Road Coalition sponsored meeting with the City and the County Departments of Public ... [Read more...]

Posted 2/1/16: Reminder - Transit Assessment Survey

Please Complete the Point San Pedro Road Peninsula Transit Assessment Survey. To date, 250 area residents and employees have completed Marin Transit’s on-line transit demand assessment survey for the Point San Pedro Road Peninsula. The more information from the survey that Marin Transit receives the more informed they will be ... [Read more...]

Posted 1/21/16: Point San Pedro Road Peninsula Transit Assessment Survey

The  Point San Pedro Road Coalition’s Roadway Committee in response to requests from East San Rafael residents, has been exploring with Marin Transit the feasibility of creating some public transit service to serve the Point San Pedro Road Peninsula. The first step in this process is to assess the current ... [Read more...]

Posted 1/15/16: Traffic Signal Work at Loch Lomond Marina

The following was received by the Coalition today from the S.R. Public Works Department: I received a schedule from the contractor for the traffic signal work at the intersection with Point San Pedro Road [at Lochinvar and Loch Lomond Drive]. There will be lane closures while loops are installed. During the ... [Read more...]

Posted 12/12/15: Update on Point San Pedro Road Speed, Safety and Enforcement Issues

Last October, the Point San Pedro Road Coalition co-sponsored a public information meeting with the City and County to present information and to get feedback on this issue.  The City and County staff has recommended that that speed limit on the road be increased from 35 mph to 40 mph. ... [Read more...]

Posted 12/11/15: Update on Maintenance of Point San Pedro Road Medians

The Point San Pedro Road Coalition’s Roadway Committee has been meeting quarterly with the staff from the City of San Rafael Public Works Department and their landscape maintenance contractor to review and assess the issues pertaining the Point San Pedro Road (PSPR) Medians. At our most recent quarterly meeting held ... [Read more...]

Posted 12/10/15: Delay on Pt. San Pedro Road Repaving Project

All concrete work is complete. However, due to unfavorable weather conditions (cold temperatures and rain), the City has decided to postpone Point San Pedro Road resurfacing (from the Dutra Quarry entrance to Biscayne Drive) until early spring 2016. Check http://www.cityofsanrafael.org/pubworks-proj-dppspres for updates. See a previous post (Posted 11/19/15) for more details on ... [Read more...]

Posted 11/19/15: Update on Pt. San Pedro Road Repaving Project

Construction will begin in early December on Point San Pedro Road between the Dutra Quarry Entrance and Biscayne Drive The City applied for and was granted “One Bay Area Grant” (OBAG) funding for this project. Point San Pedro Road will receive an asphalt concrete overlay roadway surface treatment. It is ... [Read more...]

Posted 11/2/15: Marin IJ Article on Pt. San Pedro Road Speed Limit

The Marin IJ wrote a second article on the proposed changes to the speed limit on Pt. San Pedro Road.  (To enlarge the article, move your curser to the upper right corner of the article. A couple of options will appear that provide a larger version.) [Read more...]

Posted 10/15/15: Update on Pt. San Pedro Road Repaving Project

Leslie Blomquist from the City's Public Works Department has provided an update on the Phase II Repaving of Point San Pedro Road Project.

The City has contracted this work out along with some repaving work on Del Presidio Blvd (near Northgate Mall). The City's contractor, Ghilotti Brothers Inc., will be starting work ... [Read more...]

Posted 10/9/15: Marin IJ Article on Pt. San Pedro Road Speed Limit Meeting

The Marin IJ wrote an article on the proposed changes of the speed limit on Pt. San Pedro Road discussed at a meeting sponsored by the Coalition in conjunction with the City of San Rafael and Marin County. The meeting was held on October 7, 2015 at San Pedro School. ... [Read more...]

Posted 9/18/15: Pt. San Pedro Road Speed Limit Meeting to be held October 7

The Point San Pedro Road Coalition, the City of San Rafael and the County of Marin invite you to attend an informational meeting on the pending increases in the speed limit on Point San Pedro Road. Wednesday, October 7 at 7pm San Pedro School Multi-Purpose Room 498 Point San Pedro ... [Read more...]

Posted 9/6/15: Phase II of Point San Pedro Road Repaving Scheduled To Be Done this Fall

The City's Public Works Department has announced that Phase II of the Point San Pedro Road (PSPR) Repaving project is scheduled to be done this fall. The work will involve repaving PSPR from the Quarry Driveway to Biscayne Drive.   This work could not be completed at the same time as ... [Read more...]

June 18, 2015: 3rd and Irvin Road Repair

The Roadway Committee Chair, Kevin Hagerty,  contacted the City Public Works Department  to see to what can be done to address the  continuing problem with the pavement on Third Street in front of the Shell gasoline station before Irvin Street.  The left lane is in terrible shape. Much of the ... [Read more...]

June 11, 2015: Pt. San Pedro Road Repaving

This morning I spoke with the S.R.'s Public Works Department. They informed me that The City was received the  funding and the work plan designs have been completed for the Point San Pedro Road (PSPR) Repaving Project from the  Quarry Driveway to Biscayne Drive. The project is scheduled to be bid out ... [Read more...]

May 26, 2015: Pt. San Pedro Road Medians Update

During the past several weeks, the Point San Pedro Road Coalition’s Roadway Committee has received a number of complaints from East San Rafael residents regarding the maintenance of the medians along Point San Pedro Road. The complaints included the proliferation of weeds both on the medians in the hardscape adjacent ... [Read more...]

March 30, 2015: PG&E Gas Leak Repair on Monday, April 6

The following was received from the S.R. Public Works Department today: PG&E just notified us that they will be repairing a gas leak on the east bound lane of Point San Pedro Road in front of the High School next Monday (April 6, 2015). Yup, this is a brand new road. We ... [Read more...]

March 14, 2015: City to Add Parking Spaces for Windsurfers

The Coalition’s Roadway Committee has been working with the City’s Public Works Department to create some parking spaces for windsurfers and other recreational users on the bay side of Point San Pedro Road, near Rivera Drive.   People had previously been able to use this area to park their vehicles until ...
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January 20, 2015: Report on City Council Meeting on SMART

The S.R. City Council agenda included approval of staff recommendations regarding the SMART train impact on central San Rafael and plans related to it. Very little was provided regarding impacts on 3rd and Heatherton..... This is a brief report on that topic from two members of the Coalition Board who ... [Read more...]

September 29 2014: Removal of Myoporum Shrubs on Pt. San Pedro Road

There has been some removal of this shrub along Pt. San Pedro Road and, apparently, there will be more. Residents have asked for the reason. The Roadway Committee requested an explanation and the following is a communication we have received from Dave Davenport (Parks Superintendent, S.R. Public Works Department): "The ... [Read more...]

September 24, 2014: Excavations in Pt. San Pedro Road

Those of you who travel past the construction site at the Loch Lomond Marina have undoubtedly noticed that excavations have been done recently in the newly-paved Pt. San Pedro Road at the entrance to the Marina and Loch Lomond. For reference, the street that enters the Loch Lomond subdivision is ... [Read more...]

September 12, 2014: Roadway Committee Meeting w/S.R. Staff

Members of the Point San Pedro Road Coalition's Roadway Committee met with City Staff on Friday, September 5 and received the following information pertaining to the San Pedro Road median landscaping:
 
  1. The growth of plants on most of the medians are proceeding as planned. 
  2. Most plants are receiving adequate water ...
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August 19, 2014: Marin IJ Article

Compromise reached for Point San Pedro Road bike lanes in San Rafael By Megan Hansen mhansen@marinij.com @HansenMegan on Twitter POSTED: 08/19/2014 04:39:41 PM Bike lane striping is set to proceed on Point San Pedro Road after San Rafael City Council members approved a compromise they hope will please both bicyclists ... [Read more...]

May 13, 2014: Roadway Repaving Update

A notice was distributed by MCK Services, Inc., the company given the contract for the repaving of Pt. San Pedro Road. The project has begun and is expected to last until July 15, 2014. An updated project schedule has been posted on the Marin County DPW website. Pre-construction work such ... [Read more...]