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May 27, 2014 > Golden Gate Bridge median to go up in January

Golden Gate Bridge median to go up in January

By AP Wire Service

SAN FRANCISCO (AP), Golden Gate Bridge officials have set a date for the installation of a moveable median separating northbound and southbound traffic.

Bridge District General Manager Denis Mulligan says the bridge is scheduled to close after midnight on Saturday, Jan. 10 and reopen before 4 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 12 for the work. Officials had originally aimed to install the median in October, but decided on the January weekend because the bridge traditionally experiences light traffic then.

The $30 million project has been in the works for more than a decade. Officials say the moveable, steel and concrete median will help prevent head-on crashes. Traffic on the span is currently separated only by yellow plastic tubes.

The January shutdown will be the famed span's first construction-related closure. The bridge's sidewalks will remain open.

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