Today, the Bay Area Toll Authority Oversight Committee voted unanimously to authorize an agreement with Caltrans and $4.65 million for final design of the I-580 Access Improvement Project. This project includes the Point Molate Bay Trail section between Marine Street and the bridge as part of providing an eastbound third motor vehicle travel lane across the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge from Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in Marin to Marine Street in Richmond. It also includes a 10-foot wide, moveable barrier separated, bi-directional bicycle and pedestrian Bay Trail on the upper deck of the bridge to connect Contra Costa and Marin Counties.
The staff report and Power Point presentation are worth reading (http://apps.mtc.ca.gov/meeting_packet_documents/agenda_2354/5_HNTB_CLillie.pdf). The timeline shows first half of 2018 for completing the third eastbound motor vehicle running lane project with the Point Molate Bay Trail section, whereas the Bay Trail on the upper deck of bridge may be completed more than six months earlier.