Award $637,000 Contract for Sanford/Casa Buena/Meadowsweet Intersection Reconfiguration - YES

The junction of Sanford Street, Casa Buena Drive, and Meadowsweet Drive (by the library) has long been the most dangerous intersection in town, and I was thrilled to vote yes on doing something about it.

The $636,998 contract for this roadwork went to local construction firm Ghilotti Brothers. Besides various sightline and geometric improvements to make the intersection safer for drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians, perhaps the biggest change will be that Sanford will go from being a 2-way street to a 1-way street, southbound only (towards the library).

Drivers wanting to go from the library back out to Tamalpais Drive will use Conow Street to access Casa Buena; both calculations and a real-world test of the new configuration have shown that the increase to trip times will be negligible, thanks in part to improved traffic flow.

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