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Redwood and Grant Transit Improvement Project

Crews Complete Curbs, Gutters, as well as Grading and Compaction of the Bus Lane Roadway

  • Concrete is poured for street-side features

  • Pouring the foundation for a street light

  • Grading begins for landscaped features

  • Ensuring proper drainage in the bioretention areas

  • Crews work on the bioretention area for the facility

  • Ipe wood slats for the canopy underside

  • Installing gutters on the canopy

  • The main roadway is graded and compacted

  • The roof of the canopy is covered and protected

  • Crews measure and align electrical pull boxes in platform are

  • Enjoy the view from the top of the covered canopy!

July 28, 2017

Latest Developments

Piece by piece, the Redwood and Grant Transit Improvement Project (RGTIP) is coming together. Crews completed the curbs and gutters, giving definition to the bus lanes and to the platform. They also finished the grading and compaction of the bus lane roadway in preparation of the final paving. Around the facility, grading has begun in several locations that have been designated for landscape, and the foundations for some of the street lights were poured. Some signal poles have already been installed.

The water supply has been reconnected in an effort to keep the landscaped features healthy. The bioretention areas were completed with the addition of a blanket of drain rock to help distribute the moisture flow. In addition, crews finished installing the drain piping that serves to direct the runoff to the treatment area.

The shelter canopy will be both beautiful and safe. The mockups for both the colored concrete and ipe wood for the canopy underside were approved and will be added soon. The city building department has also inspected the electrical and structural steel installation, while crews finished adding fire partitions that provide vertical fire separation between the structure sections. Next up: installing gutters and lighting.


The Redwood and Grant Transit Improvement Project (RGTIP) is a six-month construction project to improve safety and operations at the Novato bus stop located on Redwood Boulevard between Grant Avenue and De Long Avenue. This downtown gateway is important for access to public transit throughout Marin County and the entire Bay Area. The planned enhancements will make the facility safer and more efficient for riders, drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists and buses. Construction started 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.

Public Safety

During this phase of construction, it is recommended that motorists:

  • Be aware that the restriping of the lanes may lengthen the time it takes to make a left turn onto Grant Ave from Redwood Blvd.
  • Drive slower through the construction zone between Grant Avenue and De Long Avenue.
  • Be on the lookout for temporary lane closures, pedestrians and traffic redirection.
  • Avoid stopping or parking in the bus only lanes.

Pedestrians are cautioned to safely use crosswalks on Redwood Boulevard and not to cross midblock.

Once again, please be mindful that much of the street parking on Redwood Blvd has been converted into temporary bus lanes for the time being. Stopping or parking in the temporary bus stops is prohibited and could result in a ticket and fine.

Temporary Bus Stop Locations

Parking at curbside stops is prohibited

Marin County Transit District and construction management staff are making every effort to limit any potential impact during construction and are working with the City of Novato and bus operators to notify bus riders, local businesses and residents of the planned work.

Stay Informed

During this phase of the RGTIP, weekly updates will shift to bi-weekly updates (once every two weeks). Once construction is nearing completion, project updates will resume the weekly schedule.

For the latest project information, please visit the project website:

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More Info

For Board Reports, Plans, Presentations, and more RGTIP Project Documents, click here.

Do You Have Any Questions?

Please contact Marin Transit by email at or by phone at (415) 226-0855.