Traffic Information

April 5 – April 17: Starting on Monday night, April 5th, the Upgrade the Drake contractor will be working on water service connections between Ross Terrace and Elm Avenue along Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. The work will last approximately two weeks, and will take place at night from 7:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m. to minimize significant traffic impacts. There will be one-lane, alternating two-way traffic controls in place. Eastbound motorists may use Laurel Grove Avenue as a detour. Other motorists may use Lagunitas Road/Poplar Avenue/Kent Avenue/College Avenue as an alternate route. Traffic delays can be expected in both directions through the work zone.

Download the detour map here.
Download the full Night Work Alert here.

Project Landscaping

Landscaping improvements are expected begin in late 2021. Below are the current landscaping documents for Upgrade the Drake.

Project Background

The Marin County Department of Public Works is accelerating plans to rehabilitate 2.2 miles of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard between Highway 101 and the Ross’ southern town limit.

The Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Rehabilitation Project, “Upgrade the Drake,” consists of repaving, pedestrian/cyclist safety improvements, striping, intersection and signal improvements, traffic operation improvements, utility infrastructure improvements, landscaping, and new street lighting.