Repaving crews start to smooth Crossover Drive


A majorly bumpy roadway in San Francisco constantly under use and abuse by drivers entering and exiting Golden Gate Park is finally getting repaved.

Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer, who represents District 1, wrote on her Facebook page that Public Works is scheduled to start repaving the roadway on Crossover Drive between Park Presidio Boulevard and the 25th Avenue and Fulton Street intersection, on Monday.

The repaving work will last approximately two to three weeks, according to Public Works.

Fewer said Public Works will start with the southbound lane, and will keep one lane of traffic open in each direction during construction hours of 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. There will be no construction on the weekends.

Mayor Ed Lee made a promise at a press conference last week about funding to repair potholes and city streets over the next two years, that Public Works will repave the 25th Avenue crossover into Golden Gate Park within next 30 days:

“…Otherwise somebody will find themselves in a sinkhole they can’t get out of.”

Lee said the stretch of Crossover Drive has received a number of complaints on the bumpiness of the roadway.

The roadway was especially hit hard during the rainy season where water went underneath the pavement, said Lee.

Lee said ultimately the roadway was under the jurisdiction of the Recreation and Parks Department, but said due to the lack of funding from the department, he tasked Public Works to repave the road.

Public Works is warning drivers to expect delays during construction hours.

Jerold Chinn
Jerold Chinn is the San Francisco Bureau Chief of SFBay. A San Francisco native, he has spent a decade covering transportation in San Francisco. Send tips to or at Twitter @Jerold_Chinn.

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