Posted September 4, 2015

Evening Commute Lane Change on the Golden Gate Bridge

We are making a change to our regular evening commute lane configuration on the Golden Gate Bridge. We expect this lane configuration will help better balance traffic congestion across the Bridge during these busy hours.

Beginning on September 8th, 2015, drivers will typically encounter four northbound lanes and two southbound lanes during the evening commute, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The current norm is three northbound lanes and three southbound lanes. While four north/two south will be the new regular configuration, drivers should know there may be occasional unexpected changes to the configuration based on emergencies, accidents, or unusual traffic conditions. Those deviations from the regular pattern will be sent via Twitter notifications from @GGBridgeAlerts.

We will configure Bridge lanes in this way based on our recent experience with growing Bay Area traffic, our knowledge of seasonal traffic patterns, and the completion of major roadwork involved with the Presidio Parkway project.

We will be carefully monitoring impacts on southbound traffic and will evaluate the effectiveness of these measures regularly. In mid-November, we will review the metrics and determine if any adjustments are warranted.

For media inquiries and interviews contact:
Priya David Clemens
Public Information Manager
Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District