Impact: Most Golden Gate Bridge parking lots (and the freeway exits that lead to them) will be closed from midnight to 10:00 AM on July 25. The Conzelman Road lot on the north end of the Bridge will be closed from 3:00 AM to 10:00 AM, and the adjacent Sausalito offramp from southbound 101 will remain open throughout. Bus routes that normally go through the parking lots will not do so during these hours.
Since the parking lots will be closed, the organizers are asking the public not to access the Bridge sidewalks on July 25 until 10:00 AM to avoid interfering with the race.
Access from the Presidio to the Bridge will also be cut off during this period to accommodate the Marathon. Crissy Field Ave. (until 10:00 AM) and Mason St. (until 8:00 AM) will be closed.
From 1:00 to 6:00 AM crews will reconfigure the traffic lanes on the Bridge to prepare for the Marathon.
6:00 AM - 9:00 AM -- Most of the runners will cross the Golden Gate Bridge during this three hour period. The race will occupy three lanes of the Bridge (two race lanes and a safety buffer), and two lanes will be open southbound and one open northbound.
Doyle Drive and Park Presidio Blvd. near the Bridge will each have one lane of traffic in each direction.
If you commute to Marin early Sunday mornings allow extra time July 25 due to the single lane open for traffic and the inevitable gawker's block.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM -- Bridge crews will return the Bridge lanes to normal configuration.
10:00 AM -- Bridge sidewalks and parking lots re-open and we start a normal Sunday on the Golden Gate.
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Traffic Alert for 10:30 AM Friday, June 18: A crash in the northbound direction on the Golden Gate Bridge has either closed all northbound traffic lanes or reduced traffic to only a few cars getting past the wreckage.