It was pretty exciting to drive the long-awaited Tom Lantos Tunnel on Devil’s Slide today for the first time! I took a quick video of the southbound trip, coming back from Pacifica. Actually, I was in Marin seeing my 91 year old aunt. I reset the trip odometer and noted 27 miles from Corte Madera to El Granada mid afternoon in 45 minutes.
For the last few years, people asked me what impact I thought the tunnel would have on the Coastside. I always said “time will tell” and that I thought it certainly would not hurt. (more on that topic related to housing prices in another post.) Driving it for the first time today, I can honestly say I think it will have a big impact. The drive was the best of convenience, beauty and views…simply amazing.
The opening was announced with heavy regional press coverage. Here’s just one article to give a little perspective from the San Mateo Daily Journal.