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Project Delivery

Construction of the Presidio Parkway was planned in two major phases in order to:

  • Receive federal stimulus funding and begin construction sooner;
  • Achieve seismic safety faster by switching traffic off of Doyle Drive and onto the completed Phase I structures (completed in April 2012);
  • And shorten the total length of construction from the original schedule.

Phase I: Design-Bid-Build

Phase I of construction was completed in April 2012, and consisted of a replacement bridge on Highway 1 north of the MacArthur Tunnel and the new southbound Presidio Viaduct, constructed by C.C. Myers. It also included the first of four short tunnels, the southbound Battery Tunnel, and a temporary bypass constructed by R&L Brosamer. Seismic safety on Doyle Drive was achieved when traffic was shifted onto a temporary bypass in April 2012.

This phase was delivered through the traditional design-bid-build financial model typically used in California.

Phase II: Public-Private Partnership

Phase II pre-construction began in mid-2011. Major construction began in late 2012, with the final roadway opening to traffic on the evening of July 12, 2015, after the completion of the northbound High Viaduct and Battery Tunnel, the Main Post Tunnels and the new Girard Road Interchange with a direct connection to the Presidio. Construction will conclude in 2016 following an extensive landscaping and restoration project.

Phase II is being delivered through a public-private partnership (P3). This is the first project in California to operate under the authority of Senate Bill X2 4. The selected developer (Golden Link Concessionaire) will design, build, finance, operate and maintain the project for 30 years. The P3 method of delivery frees up state funding for other uses, transfers risks to the private developer and provides maintenance during the 30-year contract.

Learn more about project funding

Visit Caltrans' P3 Web page

Visit FHWA's P3 Web page

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