Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) is designing a 70-mile passenger railroad and parallel bicycle-pedestrian path along the publicly owned Northwestern Pacific Railroad right of way from Cloverdale in northern Sonoma County to Larkspur in southern Marin County. Increasing traffic along Highway 101 has made for congested commutes for North Bay residents. The overall goal of the project is to provide North Bay residents with an alternative transportation options that would make a vehicle unnecessary when traveling within the North Bay or to San Francisco, thus decreasing traffic and minimizing the impact on the local environment.
Segments 3 covered the portion from Southern Novato to Cloverdale. Our team provided utility base maps for the entire design team from the south end of the SMART corridor in Novato, to the farthest north end of the rail in Cloverdale. Preparation of utility base map required public and private utilities research. Data was then compiled into electronic format to produce final base map for the design team. Based on utility base map, design plans depicted approximate limits of construction, as well as layout of the civil improvements. This included, sidewalks, curbing, median improvements, and road construction.