In April 2015, the California Assembly voted unanimously to rename the rainbow decorated Waldo Tunnel in honor of the late great Robin Williams, who had been a longtime Bay Area resident. On March 1, 2016, CalTrans District 4 announced that the tunnel had been officially renamed.
Williams resided in Marin, and his character Mork on the show “Mork & Mindy” often wore rainbow-striped suspenders. As such, it seems a nice tribute to the late, great comedian and actor who brought smiles to so many of us over the years.
Nanu Nanu! New R Williams Tunnel – US 101 at SF Golden Gate Bridge. First day of service. @CaltransHQ #RobinWilliams pic.twitter.com/w6OWyUJTrs
— Caltrans District 4 (@CaltransD4) March 2, 2016
Our friends down in District 4 recently installed signs that officially recognize the tunnel on U.S. Highway 101 near…
Posted by Caltrans District 1 on Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Our friend Jason Scott also captured a shot of the sign at night.
— Jason Scott (@textfiles) March 2, 2016
image via CalTrans