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Redwood and Grant Transit Improvement Project

Ongoing Median Construction Through July 2017

  • A worker moves a construction boundary fence

  • Crew removes an old light pole

  • Heavy machinery performing median demolition

  • Heavy machinery performing median demolition

March 10, 2017

The Redwood and Grant Transit Improvement Project (RGTIP) is a six-month construction project to improve safety and operations at the Novato bus stop located on Redwood Boulevard between Grant Avenue and De Long Avenue. This downtown gateway is important for access to public transit throughout Marin County and the entire Bay Area. The planned enhancements will make the facility safer and more efficient for riders, drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists and buses. Construction started the second week of February 2017 and will continue through July 2017. Please note that all construction schedules are subject to change due to weather restrictions and other unforeseen delays.

Recent Happenings

Last week, following the transition to curbside bus operation, contractors launched the demolition phase of the construction project. The median area was fenced off and landscaping, signage and light poles were removed.

The demolition continued on-schedule this week. The contractor removed posts bearing an older version of Golden Gate Transit’s logo for safekeeping, before taking down the existing bus shelters. With the bus stops out of the median, heavy machinery cut through the concrete and remaining foundation.

Median construction is expected to continue until late July 2017. Bus stop service is expected to return to the center median in August 2017. Please note that all construction schedules are subject to change due to weather.

Once again, please be mindful that much of the street parking on Redwood Blvd has been converted into temporary bus lanes for the time being. Stopping or parking in the temporary bus stops is prohibited and could result in a ticket and fine.

Temporary Bus Stop Locations

Parking at curbside stops is prohibited

Public Safety

During this phase of construction, it is recommended that motorists:

  • • Be aware that the restriping of the lanes may lengthen the time it takes to make a left turn onto Grant Ave from
    Redwood Blvd.
  • • Drive slower through the construction zone between Grant Avenue and De Long Avenue.
  • • Be on the lookout for temporary lane closures, pedestrians and traffic redirection.
  • • Avoid stopping or parking in the bus only lanes.

Pedestrians are cautioned to safely use crosswalks on Redwood Boulevard and not to cross midblock.

Marin County Transit District and construction management staff are making every effort to limit any potential impact during construction and are working with the City of Novato and bus operators to notify bus riders, local businesses and residents of the planned work.

Stay Informed

During this phase of the RGTIP, weekly updates will shift to bi-weekly updates (once every two weeks). For the latest project information, please visit the project website:

For further up-to-date information, follow Marin Transit on Twitter and Facebook.

More Info

For Board Reports, Plans, Presentations, and more RGTIP Project Documents, click here.

Do You Have Any Questions?

Please contact Marin Transit by email at or by phone at (415) 226-0855.