doyleclose.jpgHeaded into the city from Marin this Saturday night? If you’re thinking of taking the Doyle Dr. exit between the hours of 10pm and 7am, think again buddy. As Richmond SF Blog reports, 101 South/Doyle Dr. will be closed for construction.

Crews will be hard at work realigning a temporary barrier along Highway 1 in order to restore the Doyle Dr. exit to two lanes later this month.

If you do find yourself needing to take that exit during its closure, take the exit right after the toll booths and head through the Presidio (exits at 25th, 15th, or Arguello St.) or keep going until you hit the Marina.

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  • LibertyHiller

    The closure is actually the exit from southbound Doyle Drive to Park Presidio Boulevard (Highway 1). Doyle Drive itself remains open, according to the map posted on the Richmond SF blog.

    Here’s the official word: http://www.presidioparkway.org/project_docs/files/overnightrampclosure_june2011.pdf

    (Not necessarily your fault, April; after all, you just cut-and-pasted from Sarah B.’s post on the Richmond blog.)

  • LibertyHiller

    The closure is actually the exit from southbound Doyle Drive to Park Presidio Boulevard (Highway 1). Doyle Drive itself remains open, according to the map posted on the Richmond SF blog.

    Here’s the official word: http://www.presidioparkway.org/project_docs/files/overnightrampclosure_june2011.pdf

    (Not necessarily your fault, April; after all, you just cut-and-pasted from Sarah B.’s post on the Richmond blog.)

  • Eve Batey

    LibertyHiller, the second sentence of April’s post says “If you’re thinking of taking the Doyle Dr. exit between the hours of 10pm and 7am, think again buddy.”

    The fourth sentence begins “If you do find yourself needing to take that exit during its closure…”

    We also link to what you refer to as the “official word” in our article, “official word” that was sent to us and was used as the basis for this report.

    April linked to Sarah because she posted the story before us, which is what we try to do whenever possible. It’s just good blogging. I’m not sure what you’re implying with the “cut-and-pasted” remark.

  • Eve Batey

    LibertyHiller, the second sentence of April’s post says “If you’re thinking of taking the Doyle Dr. exit between the hours of 10pm and 7am, think again buddy.”

    The fourth sentence begins “If you do find yourself needing to take that exit during its closure…”

    We also link to what you refer to as the “official word” in our article, “official word” that was sent to us and was used as the basis for this report.

    April linked to Sarah because she posted the story before us, which is what we try to do whenever possible. It’s just good blogging. I’m not sure what you’re implying with the “cut-and-pasted” remark.

  • LibertyHiller

    Hello Eve,

    For starters, the headline reads “Doyle Drive Closed Overnight Saturday To Sunday” and that’s not what’s happening.

    Then we get into the body, where April refers to “the Doyle Drive exit” (which reads as “the exit to Doyle Drive”) rather than “the exit from Doyle Drive” to Park Presidio Blvd., which is the section that will be closed.

    The only thing I’m implying is that April saw Sarah’s post on Richmond SF, changed a few words and hit “Publish.” Why would I think that’s the case? Because Sarah got it wrong and so did April; on top of that, the sentence structure and word choice in both cases is awkward, and both posts describe routings that simply do not exist (25th Avenue is an exit from Doyle Drive; 15th and Arguello are not).

    Crediting Sarah is indeed good blogging, but it’s also a good idea to look at the source of the story, in order to provide clear and accurate information. That’s not what happened here. I have a further comment, but I’m going to take that up with you via e-mail.

  • LibertyHiller

    Hello Eve,

    For starters, the headline reads “Doyle Drive Closed Overnight Saturday To Sunday” and that’s not what’s happening.

    Then we get into the body, where April refers to “the Doyle Drive exit” (which reads as “the exit to Doyle Drive”) rather than “the exit from Doyle Drive” to Park Presidio Blvd., which is the section that will be closed.

    The only thing I’m implying is that April saw Sarah’s post on Richmond SF, changed a few words and hit “Publish.” Why would I think that’s the case? Because Sarah got it wrong and so did April; on top of that, the sentence structure and word choice in both cases is awkward, and both posts describe routings that simply do not exist (25th Avenue is an exit from Doyle Drive; 15th and Arguello are not).

    Crediting Sarah is indeed good blogging, but it’s also a good idea to look at the source of the story, in order to provide clear and accurate information. That’s not what happened here. I have a further comment, but I’m going to take that up with you via e-mail.

  • DT

    25th Avenue has nothing to do with Doyle Drive, LibertyHiller.

    Doyle Drive is the raised section of road connecting the Marina with the Golden Gate Bridge.

    The road that will be closed this weekend is the one accessing the MacArthur Tunnel and used to get to Park Presidio Boulevard, Park Presidio Bypass, Crossover Drive, and 19th Avenue from the Golden Gate Bridge. It is signed “19th Ave” when heading from the Plaza onto Doyle, which is signed “Marina.”

    Travelers wishing to go to the Outer Richmond District or 19th Avenue can exit at the toll plaza and head west to Baker Beach then over 25th Avenue and onto Crossover Drive. For the Inner Richmond, it is best to go through the Presidio and exit at Arguello Street or 15th Avenue.

  • DT

    25th Avenue has nothing to do with Doyle Drive, LibertyHiller.

    Doyle Drive is the raised section of road connecting the Marina with the Golden Gate Bridge.

    The road that will be closed this weekend is the one accessing the MacArthur Tunnel and used to get to Park Presidio Boulevard, Park Presidio Bypass, Crossover Drive, and 19th Avenue from the Golden Gate Bridge. It is signed “19th Ave” when heading from the Plaza onto Doyle, which is signed “Marina.”

    Travelers wishing to go to the Outer Richmond District or 19th Avenue can exit at the toll plaza and head west to Baker Beach then over 25th Avenue and onto Crossover Drive. For the Inner Richmond, it is best to go through the Presidio and exit at Arguello Street or 15th Avenue.

  • tulipox

    The title of the article is absolutely wrong and confusing.

  • tulipox

    The title of the article is absolutely wrong and confusing.

  • LibertyHiller

    DT, they may very well have fiddled with the signs in recent years, but the signs at the toll plaza used to direct people to “25th Ave.” (Lincoln Blvd. crosses underneath the plaza, while the actual connection to Lincoln appears to be Merchant Road.) As you correctly note, 25th Ave to Crossover will put people back on Highway 1 at 19th Ave., just before leaving Golden Gate Park.

    Although one can leave the Presidio itself at the Arguello Blvd. or 15th Ave. gates, these aren’t exits from Doyle Drive, which is all that most motorists are looking for. On top of that, getting to those gates can be a adventure in broad daylight. In the middle of the night, you’re likely to get yourself lost four times on your way between points A and B.

    Have a nice weekend, and stay dry.

  • LibertyHiller

    DT, they may very well have fiddled with the signs in recent years, but the signs at the toll plaza used to direct people to “25th Ave.” (Lincoln Blvd. crosses underneath the plaza, while the actual connection to Lincoln appears to be Merchant Road.) As you correctly note, 25th Ave to Crossover will put people back on Highway 1 at 19th Ave., just before leaving Golden Gate Park.

    Although one can leave the Presidio itself at the Arguello Blvd. or 15th Ave. gates, these aren’t exits from Doyle Drive, which is all that most motorists are looking for. On top of that, getting to those gates can be a adventure in broad daylight. In the middle of the night, you’re likely to get yourself lost four times on your way between points A and B.

    Have a nice weekend, and stay dry.