DPW is taking action to ensure public safety along the Great Highway south of Sloat Boulevard after a severe 2009/10 winter storm season eroded the bluffs there. The department is protecting the beach, the bluffs, the roadway and the nearby, underground Lake Merced Wastewater Tunnel. The roadway south of Sloat Boulevard was closed and a detour put in place in December 2009. In April 2010, DPW completed emergency work on a 425-foot rock revetment on the beach to prevent further erosion of the bluffs. The department also removed 1,000 tons of debris from the beach.
In August 2010, DPW began lane realignment work south of Sloat Blvd. DPW reopened the Great Highway in October 2010 when two southbound lanes merged into one lane until Highway 35. All northbound lanes and north and southbound lanes of the Great Highway between Lincoln Way and Sloat are not affected.
This webpage offers information about the short term emergency repair work and long term planning efforts underway at Ocean Beach.
Timeline of Actions
Overview of Recent Events
Short Term Actions and Solutions
Long Term Solutions
Reports, Presentations, and Fact Sheets
Coastal Development Permit Application and Associated Documents
Links to Additional Resources
Download this information as a flyer: Great Highway Factsheet (May 2010) .
Department of Public Works
Manager of Capital Planning
30 Van Ness Ave 5th Floor