Sir Francis Drake
Upgrade the Drake is a Marin County project which will rehabilitate 2.2 miles of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard between Highway 101 and the Ross’ southern town limit, an 18-month project that will include many safety enhancements. Sir Francis Drake Boulevard is a major east-west corridor located in Marin County, and connects community members to key destinations and activity centers.
Prior to the start of construction in July 2020, AIM and the project team had planned to hold an in-person public workshop to notify community members and stakeholders of the project and construction schedule. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Upgrade the Drake team identified an alternate outreach strategy to inform the community about the project.
On Wednesday, June 3 AIM and Marin County held a virtual community open house through Zoom, a browser-based meeting platform. The virtual open house provided an opportunity for community members to learn about the project, upcoming construction activities, anticipated impacts and detours, and the project schedule. More than 150 attendees participated in the open house and asked questions of the project team. Following the virtual open house, the AIM team shared a video recording of the presentation and a list of FAQ’s on the project website.