The Precidio Parkway project was sponsored by Caltrans and the San Francisco County Transportation Authority. Golden Link Concessionaire was responsible for the 30 year design build finance operate and maintenance. Total project cost was $852 million, with Phase II costing $365 million. Phase I construction was completed in March 2012. Phase II construction began mid-2011 and substantial completion was achieved during September 2015, when the road was opened to traffic.
Presidio Parkway project is a replacement of Doyle Drive, a 1.6-mile segment of Route 101 in San Francisco that is the southern access to the Golden Gate Bridge, connecting Marin and San Francisco counties and providing a major regional traffic link between the peninsula and North Bay Area counties. Originally built in 1936, the project did not meet highway standards and was seismically deficient. The project area extends from the Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza on the west to Broderick Street on the east, and includes Richardson Avenue, Gorgas Avenue, and Marina Boulevard. The Presidio Parkway will be a six-lane facility with a southbound auxiliary lane between the Park Presidio Interchange and the new Presidio access at Girard Road.
The project is being developed in two phases. Caltrans is responsible for the design, financing, and construction of Phase I. Phase I, delivered through a traditional design-bid-build process. Through a competitive procurement process, Caltrans selected a private consortium, the Golden Link Concessionaire, to deliver Phase II as a design, build, finance, operate, and maintain availability-pay concession.
The project’s focus was to improve public safety hazards. At the project’s inception, the facility carried approximately 120,000 automobile trips per day, but it presented significant public risk as it was seismically vulnerable and structurally deficient. In concert with safety improvements, the Presidio Parkway Project Sponsor estimates it will save commuting motorists 30 minutes in travel time with the addition of new access points.