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Aerial view of the completed tunnels on Presidio ParkwayDoyle Drive has been re-envisioned as the Presidio Parkway—a roadway tucked into the natural contours of the Presidio of San Francisco and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, one of the nation’s largest urban parks. The new Doyle Drive, which reopened on July 12, 2015, serves as a regional gateway between the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and the city of San Francisco. The Doyle Drive replacement project is a collaborative effort led by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (Transportation Authority). Originally built in 1936 as one of the New Deal projects, Doyle Drive had reached the end of its useful life after over 75 years of use. To ensure the Doyle Drive replacement project reflected community needs, a comprehensive public involvement and agency coordination program was conducted. Community consensus on the Presidio Parkway design was achieved in 2009 after years of intensive regional coordination, environmental review and interagency planning. In 2009, $122 million in federal stimulus funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act allowed construction to begin a year earlier than expected. The project was carefully designed to withstand the maximum credible earthquake for the region, improve traffic safety and improve access to the Presidio and Golden Gate National Recreation Area.


Download the most recent Presidio Parkway fact sheet.


Learn more about further improvements the Presidio Trust is working on.


For general questions about the Presidio Parkway project, call 415-295-4636 or email
For the most up to date information about the Presidio Parkway project, visit the Presidio Parkway Web site.

Photos ©2015 California Dept. of Transportation.