Doyle Drive opening ceremony

The new, state-of-the-art Doyle Drive opened for the first time to drivers on July 12, marking a major milestone for a project that has transformed San Francisco’s northern waterfront and converted an aging roadway into a graceful gateway to the city and the Presidio National Park.

Transportation officials joined with representatives from government, industry, labor and the community to celebrate the opening of the Presidio Parkway project on July 13. Speakers at a ribbon cutting ceremony underscored that partnership and creativity were hallmarks of the project, which resulted in more than just a functional roadway.

“We have reason to be proud,” said San Francisco County Transportation Authority Executive Director Tilly Chang, who emceed the opening ceremony. “This is infrastructure as art.”

The Transportation Authority, which co-sponsored the Presidio Parkway work with Caltrans, led the environmental phase and helped fund the project.

See images below from the July 13 event.

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San Francisco County Transportation Authority Executive Director Tilly Chang, who emceed the opening ceremony.i transparent spacer gif Bijan Sartipi and Tilly Chang transparent spacer gif Bob Alvarado CTC
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Michael Painter   The ribbon cutting ceremony at the Presidio Parkway opening celebration on July 13.   Michael Painter