Sir Francis Drake Boulevard

Project Description

The proposed project includes rehabilitation, resurfacing, restoration, and reconstruction of approximately 12 miles of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard within Point Reyes National Seashore. Rehabilitation and resurfacing would closely follow the existing roadway, with widening as appropriate to improve safety while minimizing impacts. A portion of the roadway between miles 9 and 10 is prone to flooding and would be reconstructed to raise the roadway and reduce flood risk. Minor realignments are also proposed to improve sight distance and flatten curves. Work includes new pavement, new pavement marking and signs, replacement of two cattle under-crossings, replacement of cross culverts, and implementation of other safety features to meet current design standards.

In general, roadway improvements are expected to occur within the existing 60-foot-wide right-of-way. In certain locations the project area is wider to accommodate minor roadway realignment, bridge replacement, and potential resurfacing of adjacent parking areas.


The purpose of the project is to restore the structural integrity of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and enhance safety for all users while reducing ongoing maintenance requirements.


The project is needed because the substandard roadway width, roadside hazards, and deteriorating pavement pose safety issues for drivers and cyclists. Additionally, a segment of the roadway is prone to flooding.

More information is available at the National Park Service website

Key Project Dates

Advertise: Winter 2018/19
Construction: Spring 2019 - Fall 2020

Project Photos

Current drainage conditions

Current drainage conditions.

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Project Details
Project # CA FLAP CR 109(1)
Project Name Sir Francis Drake Boulevard
Location Marin County
FLMA Point Reyes National Seashore
Status In Development

Contact Information

Project Manager: Nate Allen
Phone: 720-963-3668

Federal Highway Administration
Central Federal Lands Highway Division
12300 West Dakota Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80228