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Marin Coalition

North Bay Infrastructure Perils: What Fixes are Planned for Highway 37 and the Richmond Bridge

The Club at McInnis Park Golf Center
350 Smith Ranch Road
San Rafael, California
April 3, 2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Speaker: Nicholas Nguyen, Principal Project Manager

The Transportation Authority of Marin

Highway 37 and the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge are two of the major roadways in which people travel into and out of Marin County. On a daily weekday, more than 40,000 vehicles use Highway 37 to travel to and from Marin from Sonoma, Napa and Solano Counites. By 2040 the number to expected to increase to 70,000. The Richmond/San Rafael Bridges accommodates 83,000 vehicles on a weekday traveling between Marin County in the East Bay and this number is also expected to grow in the future.

Parts of Highway 37 have in recent years, been impacted by the winter storms that have resulted in road closures because of flooding. The long-term forecast for sea rise level puts much of Highway 37 in a perilous condition for the future.

The Richmond/San Rafael Bridge which was built in 1950’s, and seismically upgraded in early 2000’s continues to have maintenance issues and operational issues. The recently opened a third eastbound lane has improved flow for afternoon and early evening commute hours but there are no immediate plans to open a third westbound lanes to vehicles during the morning commute

Nicholas Nguyen of the Transportation Authority of Marin will provide us with a presentation on the state of each of these roadways, what is being planned to address immediate issues and what options are being considered for the long term. Attendees should expect an informative and interesting presentation.

Mr. Nguyenis a Principal Project Delivery Manager for the Transportation Authority of Marin.He has over 25 years of public and private sector experience in civil engineering and business consulting. Prior to joining the Transportation Authority of Marin, he was the Public Works Director and City Engineer for various communities in Northern and Southern California. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona and a Master of Business Administration Degree from University of San Francisco, and has lived and worked in Marin since 2006.

Wednesday April 3, 2019; 11:15 a.m. (check-in and networking). Program and Luncheon begin at noon. Meeting ends ~1:15 p.m.

The Club at McInnis Park Golf Center, 350 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael

Please Note: $29 (members); $31 (non-members); $35 if RSVP received after March 31rstor at the door

For refund, notice must be received via e-mail by 10 a.m. on March 31st