Posted May 01, 2018 09:18:13If the city of San Francisco can build a new inflatable highway to keep out cars, then it can make one of its most iconic icons even more popular.
The San Francisco City Council voted Monday to authorize the construction of a new $20 million inflatable road at Market Street and Market Street.
The road will be built on top of a highway that is currently in the process of being demolished.
That work has already begun.
The city will start the construction next month, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency announced.
The project is expected to cost $1.8 billion, and will be funded by the city’s general fund.
The work will be carried out by a firm called Calfee Partners, which also has the engineering and design services for the proposed $100 million infill project at Embarcadero and Folsom streets in San Francisco.
Calfecere Partners has also worked on the construction and reconstruction of the Bay Bridge and other projects in the Bay Area.
The new project will have three lanes of traffic and a total of 60 feet of vertical space, the agency said.