Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) Public Affairs Office
Smooth Ride Ahead: Marin Pavement Preservation Project to be Completed by December
Map of the Marin Headlands with schedule of closures due to a Pavement Preservation Project. NPS map.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Golden Gate National Recreation Area and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) have begun to implement preventative maintenance of park roads through the Pavement Preservation program. Road closures will be in the Marin Headlands, Fort Baker, Muir Beach, and Muir Beach Overlook. The majority of roadways will remain open to two-way traffic with brief partial-closures. FHWA contracted road crews will direct traffic at work sites and traffic delays are expected. The overall work will include minor patching, crack sealing, and micro-surfacing to prevent deterioration of asphalt. Check the park’s Alerts and Conditions for closure updates and changes.  
Upcoming Closures

Marin Headlands
  • Thursday, September 26 and Friday, September 27: Conzelman Road west of the roundabout will be closed. 
  • Monday, September 30 and Tuesday, October 1: McCullough Road and Conzelman Road east of the roundabout will be closed. The entire length of the Conzelman Road pullouts overlooking the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge will be closed and unavailable to pedestrians, bikes, and vehicles.

Muir Beach and Muir Beach Overlook
  • Early October for one day: Muir Beach and Muir Beach Overlook parking lots will be closed. 
For this Pavement Preservation Project, the National Park Service (NPS) has invested $2.7 million dollars through cyclic maintenance—that is, maintenance performed at regular intervals to prevent asset deterioration. The Pavement Preservation program is partly funded through the Federal Lands Highway Program, administered by FHWA and the Cyclic Maintenance Program. The NPS Cyclic Maintenance Program is funded by congressional appropriations. As visitation at Golden Gate National Recreation Area continues to increase, attention to cyclic maintenance will maintain facilities in good standing and reduce cost in the long-term. The last Pavement Preservation work on these roadways was completed in 2012.  

More About Pavement Preservation: 
Pavement Preservation represents a proactive approach in maintaining our existing highways. It enables the National Park Service to reduce costly, time-consuming rehabilitation and reconstruction projects, and associated traffic disruptions. Timely preservation will provide improved safety and mobility, reduced congestion, and smoother, longer-lasting pavement.  
Golden Gate National Recreation Area , situated in and around San Francisco, is the most visited park in the National Park Service, hosting more than 15 million visitors in 2018. A diverse park with abundant recreational opportunities, as well as natural, cultural, and scenic resources, it encompasses more than 82,000 acres across three counties. The park also administers two other NPS areas,  Fort Point National Historic Site , a Civil War era fortress built on the northernmost point of land in San Francisco, and  Muir Woods National Monument , which comprises an impressive stand of old growth coastal redwoods in Marin County.
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