Golden Gate Bridge Officials Launch Outreach Campaign—Span Shutting Down January 10th

CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District officials are stepping up their efforts to spread the word about a big change coming up for drivers who use the iconic span and its impending closure the weekend of January 10th.

The installation of a new, movable median barrier system will bring a different look to the drive between Marin and San Francisco counties and will replace the movable pylons currently used to separate the two directions of traffic.

District spokesperson Dana Fehler said when the bridge reopens; there will be a very different look for drivers coming south, down the Waldo Grade.

“Currently when you’re going down the Waldo Grade you merge left to right. This time with the movable median barrier, you’ll be moving right to left,” she said.

“The lanes, according to Fehler will feel tighter. “Our lanes are already pretty narrow so six inches, it’s…

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