Replacement Project History
In 1991, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors revisited the reconstruction of Doyle Drive and established the Doyle Drive Task Force. The Task Force considered design options and made recommendations that were approved by the Board of Supervisors in 1993. In 1994, the National Park Service released the Final General Management Plan Amendment (GMPA) identifying the main objectives for Doyle Drive improvements, which focus on maintaining the historic value of the surrounding areas, minimizing noise and pollution impacts and enhancing the Presidio entrance and circulation features.
The San Francisco County Transportation Authority (Authority) developed the Doyle Drive Intermodal Study in 1996, which supports the Doyle Drive Task Force and the GMPA recommendation to make multi-modal and direct vehicular access into and out of the Presidio a central feature of the new roadway’s design.
Environmental assessment for the project began in 2000, and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Report (DEIS/R) was released in 2005. On September 26, 2006, the Authority’s Board of Commissioners unanimously selected the Presidio Parkway as the Preferred Alternative. Input received during the comment period, as well as refinements to the Preferred Alternative, are reflected in the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Report (FEIS/R) that was circulated in October 2008 and certified on December 16, 2008.
Construction of the Presidio Parkway began in late 2009. Seismic safety was achieved with the transfer of traffic onto a temporary bypass in April 2012. The new, state-of-the-art Doyle Drive opened for the first time to drivers at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, 2015.