Doyle Drive reopens ahead of schedule

Doyle Drive in San Francisco reopened at 9 p.m. tonight, eight hours ahead of schedule, project officials said.

The south access road to the Golden Gate Bridge was scheduled to open at 5 a.m. Monday, but construction crews failed to encounter problems that could have slowed them down.

For example, crews did not find old footings or concrete that needed to be excavated, which would have delayed construction.

Graham said the views are stunning:

“It will be a new driving experience for everybody Monday morning.”

Graham said drivers will rise up on low viaducts, which provide great views of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Doyle Drive is the part of U.S. Highway 101 within the Presidio of San Francisco that connects the city to the Golden Gate Bridge and the North Bay, according to project officials.

The road was being rebuilt to make it seismically and structurally safe, project officials said.

Graham is asking drivers to be patient with any delays during the next two weeks as people get used to the new road.

She said everyone went home safe during the construction of the project.