Golden Gate Bridge Exit Moves Temporarily Starting Sunday

Starting Sunday, the last San Francisco exit to the Golden Gate Bridge is moving about 1,000 feet south for the next month or so as part of the Doyle Drive/Presidio Parkway/Golden Gate Bridge reconstruction project.

Project spokeswoman Molly Graham promised the new exit will be well-marked and the Presidio Parkway website, offers a simulation video to instruct drivers visually on how not to get confused.

Beginning at 1:00 a.m on Sunday., the ramp from northbound Highway 1 to Highway 101 will be closed to switch traffic to a new temporary roadway alignment. Single lane closures on northbound Highways 1 and 101 will begin Saturday, May 10 at 9:00 p.m.

During this closure, the Merchant Road exit on northbound Highway 101 will remain open.

Drivers heading to the bridge will not be directly affected. But there's bound to be puzzled motorists - some of whom will inevitably miss the last exit and wind up paying a $7 Golden Gate Bridge toll, though they really didn't want to end up in Marin County.

"You definitely do [need to pay attention] because I think there was only one big sign that said it, and if you're not paying attention, you're going to miss it," Sandra Larsen of Modesto said. "You're in Sausalito [if you miss the last exit]."

The work is part of a phased project to add safety shoulders and landscaping as part of the Doyle Drive replacement project, due to be completed in 2016.


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