• Upcoming 2nd and 3rd Street Full Weekend Closures May 31 & June 7

    May 05, 2019
    Upcoming 2nd and 3rd Street Full Weekend Closures May 31 & June 7

    SMART has been working for almost a year to extend their service to Larkspur.  They have made significant improvements at the Andersen Drive crossing, they have completed the work needed to flip Francisco Blvd West and the train tracks to provide a safer pathway through San Rafael including a completely reconfigured Rice Drive intersection, and the first phase of the Multi-use path is constructed and will open sometime this summer.  We anticipate that the reconfigured Rice Drive intersection will open on Monday, May 6.   

    SMART is now preparing to do the important construction work that crosses Second and Third Streets.  Their work is scheduled to completely close first Second Street and then Third Street over two consecutive weekends to get their work done as quickly as they can.  These will both be full weekend closuresSMART anticipates closing Second Street beginning at 8 pm Friday, May 31 until late Sunday night, June 2 to construct the rail crossing at Second Street.  They will then move to Third Street over the weekend of June 7 again beginning on Friday at 8 pm and working continuously until their work is done late Sunday June 9th or early Monday morning June 10.  

    DPW has been working closely with SMART to ensure the construction goes smoothly and the streets re-open as soon as possible but this will be very disruptive to San Rafael residents and downtown businesses over these two weekends.  SMART is preparing an outreach plan to make these closures public.   
    Joanne Webster, President and CEO
    (415) 454-4163