Providing a Safe Route for Bike Riders

January 17, 2014by The Conco Companies

While we have built our reputation on concrete work for large-sized and notable projects, we have also been a part of smaller jobs that are just as important to those who benefit.  A commuter bike connection was sorely needed to link two major roads in Novato, CA. to give bike riders a safe alternative to riding along the side of a very busy freeway. 

Enfrente Pathway - Novato - Conco Shotcrete

Opened in Dec of 2011, the beautiful Enfrente Pathway is a 0.6-mile, multi-use trail that is completely separated from cars and provides a critical link to central and south Novato. The project was made possible by a grant of $1.95 million from the federal government and is a part of the Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Program for Marin County.  The contractor was Ghilotti Construction and the engineer was SOHA Engineers.

Conco’s expert concrete services were used to help with the construction of the path.   The project required installation of soil nails used to retain the hillside.  Sculpted shotcrete was applied as a finish over the soil nail walls.   Once the walls were constructed, the area was graded in preparation for the paving of the concrete pathway.   A concrete retaining wall was constructed at one end of the project and a concrete barrier was built at the other end.  For added safety, fencing was also put up along the path.

Now that the connector is complete and offers a safer route, the hope is that more cyclists will opt to ride to work, which will help to reduce traffic and create less greenhouse gas emissions.  Conco is pleased to have been a part of a project that enhances the lives of those in the Novato area and helps to keep cyclists and pedestrians safe.

Conco is one of the leading concrete contractors in San Francisco offering a range of innovative, quality servicesWe have been honored to work on many high-profile projects and were recently awarded the concrete package for the San Francisco 49ers Stadium.  Our concrete services include commercial, educational, parking and other construction development as well as public works projects.


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