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Redwood and Grant Transit Improvement Project

Work Begins for RGTIP

  • Construction notifications for riders highlight current project information.

  • The Construction Contractor and our Certified Arborist discuss the best types of tree protection fencing and its installation.

  • Our Certified Arborist marking a tree designated for removal according to the project’s Tree Removal Plan.

  • Our project team looks on while the Certified Arborist outlines one of the locations for tree protection fencing.

February 3, 2017

The Redwood and Grant Transit Improvement Project (RGTIP) is a 6 month construction project to improve safety and operations at a bus facility in the City of Novato. Located on Redwood Boulevard between Grant Avenue and De Long Avenue, this gateway to downtown Novato is important for access to public transit throughout Marin County and the entire Bay Area. The planned improvements will make the location safer and more efficient for riders, drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists and buses. Construction begins the second week of February 2017 and will continue through July 2017. Please note that all construction schedules are subject to change due to weather restrictions and other unforeseen delays.

Here is the latest news on the Redwood and Grant Transit Improvement Project

What happened last week:
The contractor met with construction manager, the City of Novato, the outreach firm and Marin Transit staff to finalize the initial 90-day schedule of construction activities.

What is happening this week:
The consulting arborist, city of Novato staff and the contractor met onsite to review all planned work procedures associated with tree removal and tree protection measures. Together they confirmed trees to be removed during project construction and designated locations for tree protection fencing as specified in the project’s Tree Protection Plan. It was noted that there was one more tree requiring removal due to the proposed improvements. Listed as “mostly dead” in the July 21, 2016 Arborist Report, tree #14, a Japanese flowering cherry tree, has been added to the removal list. This change to the tree removals results in 17 trees being removed for the project instead of the 16 currently shown on the Tree Protection Map.

What to expect in the next few weeks:
The contractor will begin site preparation work and install tree protection fencing. The consulting arborist will review the fencing and other tree protection measures prior to the removal of any trees and monitor tree removal work. When all trees designated for removal have been safely taken out, the contractor will begin work to temporarily relocate bus stops from the center of Redwood Boulevard to the northbound and southbound curbs.


The City recommends that motorists:

  • Drive slower through the construction zone between Grant Avenue and De Long Avenue.
  • Be on the lookout for temporary lane closures and traffic redirection

Marin County Transit District and construction management staff are making every effort to mitigate impacts during construction and are working with the City of Novato to notify bus riders, local businesses and residents of the planned work. The District and construction management staff will provide regular updates regarding the project.

Stay Informed
Construction updates will be provided on a weekly basis. Follow us on our project website www.redwood and grant.org.

Questions?
Please contact Adrienne Taylor, Marin Transit Project Manager –Phone: (415)226-0870 email: ataylor@marintransit.org