Update from Kate - ALERT: Closure of Horse Hill Bike/Ped. Pathway Along Highway 101. Details here.

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Update from Kate

ALERT: Horse Hill Pathway Adjacent to Highway 101 Closure Starting Tuesday, October 18

Make Alternate Travel Plans Now!

Here's an alert for bicyclists and pedestrians who use the Horse Hill Pathway adjacent to Highway 101 about an impending temporary closure. Thanks to the Marin County Bicycle Coalition for sharing this information widely to its members

A much-awaited Caltrans resurfacing project will soon impact access through the Horse Hill Pathway along Highway 101 which connects Casa Buena Drive/Meadowsweet Drive in Corte Madera with Lomita Drive in Mill Valley. This much-used connector path will be repaired and resurfaced in the coming weeks. As a result, the pathway will be closed to all bicycle and pedestrian traffic starting Tuesday, October 18 and could remain closed through Monday, October 31.

Pedestrian & Bicycle Coordinator / Branch Chief of Caltrans District 4 Sergio Ruiz had stated that the path would be closed at most 10 days, but most likely less. For further information, please contact Mr. Ruiz at sergio.ruiz@dot.ca.gov.

Given the lack of alternatives with similar "stress/comfort" levels for commuting riders and pedestrians, bike commuters and pedestrians using this pathway are advised to evaluate options consistent with their riding/walking abilities.

Only strong and confident riders are advised to take the alternate route via Camino Alto/Corte Madera Ave. A recent City of Mill Valley project did widen the pavement on the northbound climb. Southbound riders may find less vehicle traffic and an easier grade by taking the narrower Chapman Avenue to the summit.

People looking to make alternate travel arrangements may use 511.org's Trip Planner for Marin Transit route information. Marin Transit buses can accommodate up to three bikes.

Please share this information with family, friends and neighbors who use this pathway! Let me know about your alternate commute and travel plans and adventures at ksears@marincounty.org or (415)473-7331.