Elsewhere: Southbound Great Highway reopens [Ocean Beach Bulletin]

A portion of San Francisco’s Great Highway reopened to traffic Friday since erosion during 2009 winter storms prompted its closure.

The stretch of coastal roadway south of Sloat Boulevard that was shut down when nearby cliffs washed away in December 2009 has been was reopened to southbound traffic, according to the Department of Public Works.

Crews worked to restabilize the roadway and reduce the two-lane road to one.
Two public parking lots at Sloat Boulevard also reopened after undergoing repairs, according to the DPW.

During work on the Great Highway Stabilization Project, crews removed an estimated 1,000 tons of beach debris and constructed a 425-foot rock revetment on the beach to help prevent future erosion.

Further emergency work that will address threatened public infrastructure along a 3,500-foot stretch of coast north of Fort Funston is under review by the National Parks Service and the California Costal Commission.

A multi-agency effort to transform the public landscape at Ocean Beach, called the Ocean Beach Master Plan, is currently being developed by state, federal and local agencies.

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  • Akit

    Finally! What a hassle it was to drive on Sloat with maniac drivers cutting people off and speeding.

    The new danger with the intersection at Great Highway and Sloat is people are trying to make left turns out of the thoroughfare lanes (the ones going straight). It used to be those lanes both made left turns.

  • Akit

    Finally! What a hassle it was to drive on Sloat with maniac drivers cutting people off and speeding.

    The new danger with the intersection at Great Highway and Sloat is people are trying to make left turns out of the thoroughfare lanes (the ones going straight). It used to be those lanes both made left turns.

  • Eve Batey

    You were the first person I thought of when I heard this news, Akit! I am glad you are happy.

  • Eve Batey

    You were the first person I thought of when I heard this news, Akit! I am glad you are happy.

  • sunnysunset

    Speaking of Ft. Funston… whatever happened to the dog stabber case? Dropped or unresolved?

    I have to admit the only person I met who owned a dog with the name reported hasn’t been seen at the park since that story broke…

  • sunnysunset

    Speaking of Ft. Funston… whatever happened to the dog stabber case? Dropped or unresolved?

    I have to admit the only person I met who owned a dog with the name reported hasn’t been seen at the park since that story broke…

  • Eve Batey
  • Eve Batey