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The only site with all the info and links you need on the April 27-30 Doyle Drive closure all on one page, with expanded Ferry schedule.
If you're going to SFO, a Giants game or the theatre this weekend in San Francisco, be prepared for one heck of a detour. Here's our guide to help you navigate the madness.
Across the Bridge, 76-year-old Doyle Drive will be closed in both directions all weekend. (See map below for alternate route). They'll demolish old earthquake-vulnerable sections to make way for the new roadway and bypass that will open Monday morning.
Doyle Drive will be closed from 8:00 PM this Friday night April 27, 2012 until 5:00 AM Monday April 30. On Monday allow extra time going to the City since traffic will be slow as people learn -- and gawk at -- the new roadway. Be ready for big traffic jams over the weekend, and we have alternative routes and a map below.
There will be no closure of the Golden Gate Bridge -- it will remain open as normal. The video below (with no audio so TV stations can overdub it) has a great mockup of the trip:
The route south on Highway 1 to Park-Presidio Blvd., Golden Gate Park and 19th Avenue will remain open, but is likely to be clogged (see map below). To get back to downtown San Francisco you can turn right on Avila off of Park Presidio, go around the block and turn right on Geary Blvd., which is a 3-lane expressway that will take you all the way to Union Square and Market St. The same route works just as well coming northbound.
The best alternative is to use the Sausalito Ferry or the Golden Gate and Marin buses to reach the City, where you can link to BART and Muni at the Embarcadero Station near the Ferry Building. BART reaches all the way to SFO.
Update: The special Giants ferries that go directly from Larkspur to the ballpark are sold out for this weekend. Not a big deal to us since we'd rather sail from Sausalito and then walk down to the park from the Ferry Building.
The changes to the standard weekend bus schedule are described here. The Golden Gate Sausalito Ferry between Sausalito and the Ferry Building will be operating special expanded service on the following schedule:
Google Map Instructions: Use the "+" and "-" buttons to zoom in and out, the arrow keys to scroll the map, and the SAT button to see the satellite view.
Here's the short OMG version of the video. The video above (which is superb in all other respects) has no audio but this short one is narrated:
The project's website dedicated to the weekend closure is located here.
You can check the 511 service to see the exact time they've reopened the roadway Monday morning by clicking here.