We saw the big signs flashing on Doyle Drive again tonight as we drove down to SFO. And this time they really mean it!
The temporary roadway that will divert southbound traffic transitioning from Doyle Drive (next to the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza) around the construction work and down to the MacArthur Tunnel and Park Presidio Blvd. (Highway 1) is almost ready to start carrying traffic.
That means that this coming Friday night, May 21, the southbound Highway 1 offramp will be closed to traffic overnight, from 10:00 PM until 10:00 AM the next morning. If all goes as planned, the new temporary roadway will be ready for use Saturday morning, and for its first full commute on Monday morning.
Note: We initially mis-read the flashing signs as saying the ramp would be closed two nights. We have confirmed that the closure is planned for just one night, Friday May 21.
CalTrans says we'll have to slow down for some twisty-turny spots on this temporary road while they build the permanent earthquake-compliant causeway in the area. Please slow down and take care -- those of us who've passed that way 10,000 times tend to be on auto-pilot.