The Town of Corte Madera is in the design phase of a project to rehabilitate 3,900 feet of the Redwood Highway Path between Wornum Drive and San Clemente Drive. The project will upgrade the existing deteriorated bike path to a class 1 multi-use path with 8 feet of asphalt paved surface and 2 foot shoulders.
Almost all existing trees adjacent to the pathway are non-native, range from poor to fair health, have overgrown the planting strip, and have damaged the bike path and road. The Town hired a certified arborist who recommended removal of the trees as part of this project. Tree removal will include 25 Italian Stone Pines, 15 Peruvian Peppers, 1 Silver Wattle Acacia, and 21 Silver Dollar Gum Eucalyptus. All Crape Myrtle trees on the north end of the path will remain. The Town has hired a landscape architect to replace irrigation and recommend new trees and shrubs to plant in the vegetated strip that will be drought resistant and native species.
Project Site Map:
The project is scheduled to begin construction in September, 2020 and take three months to complete. During construction there will be temporary path closures with detours around the work site.
For more information, please visit the project website at https://www.townofcortemadera.org/878/Redwood-Highway-Pathway-Project
or contact the Department of Public Works.