June 2012

 

 

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE MOVEABLE MEDIAN BARRIER PROJECT STATUS

 June 2012

In 2009, the environmental and technical studies for the Golden Gate Bridge Moveable Median Barrier (MMB) project began and are nearing completion as of June 2012. This phase of the project will be followed by the final design and then by construction, now targeted for the fall 2013. The MMB will include two transfer machines (aka “zipper” trucks) and 13,340 feet of barrier. This system will replace the current lane diversion system that involves the manual movement of yellow pylons that delineate the direction of traffic lanes.

The project budget is $26.5 million with funding coming from three sources: $20 million from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission; $1,379,200 in federal funds, and the remainder coming from Gate Golden Bridge toll revenues.