Caltrans recently awarded a $25 million contract to San Rafael-based construction company to extend carpools lanes along the Highway 101.
The Marin Sonoma Narrows Project intends to ease traffic congestion by adding 3.2 miles of northbound lane between Highway 37 and Atherton Avenue and 1.6 miles of southbound lane between Novato Creek (between Rowland and De Long) and Highway 37.
The project also includes widening the Novato Creek Bridge, the Franklin Avenue overheard bridge and the Olive Avenue bridge.
Ghilotti Bros. will use approximately 55,000 tons of base rock and 52,000 tons of asphalt concrete pavement for construction. They will also make repairs to traffic meters and signage at the on and off ramps from Highway 37 to Atherton Avenue.
Once construction is finished, drivers will be spared 1,200 hours of delays, according to GBI manager Kelly Mullane.
The two-year $50 million Caltrans project on July 14. The stretch of road from Highway 37 to Atherton Avenue is referred to as the Narrows where three lanes of traffic merge into two.
This is GBI’s 41st contract with Caltrans since 2006. Since 1990, the company has received several awards for partnering with agencies like Caltrans and American Public Works Association.
“At Ghilotti, partnering is a way of life,” Mullane said.