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Status Update on the North Street Steps

Post Date:04/19/2019 4:05 PM

The North Street Steps connecting North Street and Bridgeway have been closed since they were blocked by a mudslide that occurred overnight on March 5, 2019. Debris removal should be completed during the week of April 22, but the steps will remain closed until safety concerns can be addressed.

The removal of mudslide debris from the steps will be performed by City contractor Maggiora & Ghilotti, Inc. Work will begin on Monday, April 22 and is expected to take up to three working days. Traffic lanes on Bridgeway will be shifted to accommodate construction equipment and personnel. Pedestrians on the land side of Bridgeway will be detoured using barricades and curb ramps.  

After the debris has been removed, the North Street Steps will remain closed until the City is able to confirm the stability of the remaining slope and the safety of the steps under the debris pile. New handrails will also need to be installed to replace the handrails damaged by the slide. Even if the safety concerns are resolved quickly, the Department of Public Works estimates that it could be 4-6 weeks before the steps can reopen, though it may be possible to install a temporary railing and open them sooner. The closed portion of Tiffany Park will reopen once debris has been removed.

Please observe traffic control signs and use caution while driving, walking, or bicycling in the vicinity of the North Street Steps while removal work is underway. Any questions about the project or the status of the North Street Steps may be directed to Senior Civil Engineer Andrew Davidson at adavidson@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4180.

VIEW A MAP SHOWING THE LOCATION OF THE NORTH STREET STEPS
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