Unless you’ve been living under a rock this week, you’ve undoubtedly been bombarded with media reports about the demolition of Doyle Drive that is taking place this weekend.
This is equivalent to when Vegas implodes on of their mega hotels, except it doesn’t happen in 60 seconds and we won’t have fireworks and countdowns (but I sort of wish we would, that would be most excellent). The Doyle Drive demo lasts 3 days, will employ over 40 giant hammers to wreck it, and crews will be working 24/7 beginning at 8pm tonight until 5am on Monday morning (view the full advisory).
What that means to locals is that there is only one major thoroughfare that will be open to get onto (and off) the Golden Gate Bridge this weekend – 19th Avenue / Park Presidio.
If you can, avoid heading to Marin this weekend. If you do have to go, you might want to consider taking the Bay Bridge and Richmond Bridge to get there.
And if you plan on coming back to the city via the Golden Gate Bridge, pack snacks and beverages – it could take you awhile. All traffic coming off the bridge will be forced to take Highway 1/19th Avenue or exit off into the Presidio.
If you’re sentimental about Doyle Drive, you have until 8pm tonight to drive on it one last time. Beginning Monday, there will be a temporary roadway in place and one of the new tunnels will be opened to traffic in the southbound direction.
I bid you a fond adieu, Doyle Drive. I’ve logged a lot of miles on you in my years here in SF, and you’ve always been my favorite way to get from here to there. I’m sure your successor, the Presidio Parkway, will be a very worthy replacement.
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