Tom Butt
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  Two Big Ribbon Cuttings Last Week
April 24, 2018

I spoke at two big ribbon cuttings last week. The first was the 10.5 megawatt Solar 1 project. You can read about it here:

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The second was the opening of the third westbound lane on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. Read about it at:

Work continues on the first-ever bicycle/pedestrian link between Contra Costa and Marin counties. To separate bicyclists and pedestrians from westbound traffic on the upper deck of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, plans for the new 10-feet wide, Americans with Disabilities Act standards-compliant bike/ped path (link is external) call for installation of a moveable concrete barrier that will allow BATA and Caltrans to conduct bridge maintenance work during short closures of the path. Most of these closures will occur at night. A "zipper truck" similar to that used for the moveable median barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge (link is external) will used to shift the barrier on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. Completion of the moveable barrier project is slated for early 2019. More information about the I-580 Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Access Improvement Projects (link is external) can be found on the MTC website.