Project Completed in 2013
The South Novato Bus Stop Improvements construction project will improve bus patron access and transfers in Novato by upgrading two transit stop locations. Construction is anticipated in September or October 2013. Improvements include construction of bus pads, curb ramps, improved crosswalks, and minor signal modifications in the following two areas:
- Stops near the Rowland Boulevard and Highway 101 interchange, and
- Stops near the Igancio/Bel Marin Keys and Highway 101 interchange.
These are existing high use stops (>100 boarding a day) that serve multiple bus lines and have impediments that limit the transfers between local bus and regional bus routes. Improvements to the existing Downtown Transit Center on Redwood Boulevard at Grant Ave will be pursued in a separate project.
Location 1: Ignacio Blvd and Enfrente
On the west side of Highway 101 at the Ignacio Blvd./ Enfrente Road intersection, accessibility will be improved by updating the curb ramps at the northeast and northwest corners of the intersection. Minor traffic signal equipment will be relocated to facilitate improved access. Additionally, the east-west and north-south crosswalks will be realigned and median islands modified to aid access.
Location 2: West Side of Rowland Interchange - Regional and Local Stop Improvements
On the west side of Highway 101, the westbound local bus stop will be relocated one block east to be closer to the regional bus stop on the southbound off-ramp. A new curb, gutter, and sidewalk will be built on the north side of Rowland Blvd between southbound off-ramp and Redwood Blvd to serve the local stop and connect to the regional bus stop. The new shelter will be installed at the local bus stop.
Location 3: East Side of Rowland Interchange - Regional and Local Stop Improvements
On the east side of Highway 101 at Rowland Blvd., this project will improve conditions at the intersection of Rowland Blvd and the northbound on- and off-ramps for pedestrians transferring between existing local and regional bus stops. This includes relocating the north-southbound crosswalk to a location that provides greater visibility, updating curb ramps to current ADA standards, creating new pedestrian paths and updating traffic signal equipment. Access is further improved by providing a new crosswalk and curb ramps in an east-west direction north of Rowland Blvd. at the northbound on-ramp to and from the existing Park & Ride facility.
This project is funded through the Surface Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and Regional Improvement Program (RIP) of the California Department of Transportation.