The Bridge District is closing both directions of the southern main access road that connects Sausalito to Highway 101 at the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge on Tuesday morning, February 14 between about 9:30 AM and noon. Their objective is to remove a tree that was destabilized in one of the recent mudslides and is now hanging over the roadway, and the closure may run long if the tree is uncooperative
The easiest detour route is to continue north on Highway 101 through the Robin Williams Tunnel over the Waldo Grade to the northern Sausalito exit, which leads directly to the north end of Bridgeway.
The road is called the Sausalito Lateral as it nears the Bridge, and Alexander Ave. as it approaches the Old Town neighborhood on the southern end of Sausalito. The closure will extend from Edwards Avenue to Bunker Road (see map below), so cutting through Fort Baker won’t necessarily get you around the closure.
Although cars will not be allowed to pass, bike riders and pedestrians may be allowed to use the route if the current work does not endanger them when they arrive at the scene of the slide.