A California appellate court will hear a public employee union’s appeal next month after a court denied a lawsuit over the Presidio Parkway public-private partnership.
The state Supreme Court’s First District Court of Appeal has set a hearing for Aug. 3 regarding the Presidio Parkway project.
In February, a Superior Court judge denied a lawsuit brought by a public employees’ union that sought to block a plan for a public-private partnership to rebuild a road linking San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Alameda County Superior Court Judge Wynne Carvill denied the Professional Engineers in California Government’s suit to shut down the deal between state and local transportation agencies and an international consortium to design, build, operate, and maintain the Presidio Parkway Project.
The Presidio project involves the replacement of the southern approach to the Golden Gate Bridge, known as Doyle Drive, with a six-lane parkway.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has described the project as one of the nation’s largest, most complex and labor-intensive highway projects.
The engineers group in November sued to block the P3 deal, alleging that Caltrans and the San Francisco County Transportation Authority were wasting nearly $1 billion on a no-bid contract unauthorized by state statute.