Highway 37 may finally stop flooding under new CHP plan

By Michael Bodley : sfgate – excerpt

Highway 37, the flood-prone thoroughfare in Marin County, should soon be more dry, more often, police said Monday.

The seemingly constantly closed stretch of the road in Novato, between Atherton Avenue and Highway 101, will get a long-awaited upgrade this week, according to the California Highway Patrol. It’ll get taller.

Construction crews contracted by the CHP were starting to work around-the-clock to pile up new asphalt and raise the road Monday afternoon, officials said. The marshes that line both side of the highway have repeatedly overflowed with water over the last several weeks, spilling over onto the roadway.

The bump in height should help avoid that, officials said. But the construction, fast-tracked to ideally be wrapped up before the next bout of rain storms hit the Bay Area later this week, has closed the road once more… (more)

Do we have to wait for a disaster to get something fixed? It looks the officials are finally ready to do something about the major roads that have been flooding for decades. Let’s hope they stay with it this time and do some major needed repairs.

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