This month BPC members participated in an exclusive briefing and interactive discussion about effective adaptation strategies for the SR 37 Resilient Corridor Program. State Route 37 connects Solano County to Marin County, running along the northern tip of the San Francisco Bay. The highway experiences severe traffic congestion every day and has experienced temporary flooding during winter storms over the past few years. A group of six partner agencies – including the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), Caltrans, and each of the county transportation agencies that touch the corridor (Napa, Sonoma, Solano, and Marin) – are working together to develop integrated transportation and ecosystem design solutions that will improve mobility and build resiliency to storms and sea level rise in the region.
The partner agencies met with BPC members to provide an update on the near term congestion relief project and longer term adaptation planning in the corridor, and jointly discussed opportunities for advance mitigation measures, adaptation planning strategies, and the relevant permitting implications of the project. We look forward to continuing to work with the partner agencies to advance a sustainable solution for the corridor. Special thanks to Geosyntec Consultants for hosting us.