SAN FRANCISCO — State and local transportation officials have lined up enough funding to launch the second phase of a project to replace the San Francisco approach to the Golden Gate Bridge.

Officials found themselves scrambling after $54 million failed to come through from federal and state sources. The problem threatened to delay construction on the new Presidio Parkway.

Crews are nearing completion on the first phase to replace the old Doyle Drive, the approach built in 1937 that sat on unstable soil and lacks a median or shoulders.

The $1.1 billion project is being run by a private-public partnership.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports ( ) that a tentative deal was reached in which the San Francisco Transportation Authority, Metropolitan Transportation Commission and state Transportation Department all chip in the needed funds.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle,