SFMTA Weekend Traffic and Transit Advisory
Friday, March 27, 2015

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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) releases the following upcoming event-related traffic and transit impacts for this weekend, from Friday, March 27 through Thursday, April 2. Anyone traveling in San Francisco can check www.sfmta.com or call 311 to find out which of the 76 Muni lines will get them where they want to go.  All road users are encouraged to be aware, share the roadway and to follow all rules to ensure everyone’s safety.  Whether you are riding Muni, taking a taxi, walking or riding a bike, please remain vigilant to keep everyone safe. If you see suspicious activity, please report it.

For real-time updates during the week, 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., and special events, follow us on www.twitter.com/sfmta_muni or visit http://www.sfmta.com/signup to sign up for real-time text messages or email alerts.

For details of Muni re-routes, please visit http://www.sfmta.com/news/alerts.  This website will be updated when it is closer to the event date.

Critical Mass

On Friday:  The Critical Mass bicycle ride will begin at Justin Herman Plaza at 6 p.m.

There will be heavy traffic in the area. Motorists are advised to allow extra travel time.

Rock ‘n’ Roll San Francisco Half Marathon

On Sunday:  The Rock ‘n’ Roll San Francisco Half Marathon will begin at Great Highway and John F. Kennedy Drive.  The race will start at 6:30 a.m. The 13.1-mile course will take runners across the Golden Gate Bridge and back through the city to finish at Civic Center.  For more event details, please visit http://runrocknroll.competitor.com.

The following street closures will be required:

From 8 a.m., Saturday to 5 p.m., Sunday

  • Larkin Street between McAllister and Grove streets
  • Fulton Street between Larkin and Hyde streets
  • Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place between McAllister and Grove streets

From 3:30 to 11:30 a.m., Sunday

  • Grove Street between Polk and Larkin streets

From 5:30 to 7:30 a.m., Sunday

  • Balboa Street between The Great Highway and 34th Avenue

From 5:30 to 8:10 a.m., Sunday

  • 34th Avenue between Balboa Street and Geary Boulevard
  • 35th Avenue between Balboa and Clement streets
  • Clement Street between 35th and 32nd avenues
  • 32th Avenue between Geary Boulevard and El Camino de Mar
  • El Camino del Mar between 32nd Avenue and Lincoln Boulevard

From 5:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Sunday

  • Westbound Marina Boulevard between Mason and Laguna streets
  • Laguna Street between Marina Boulevard and Bay Street

From 5:30 to 10:45 a.m., Sunday

  • Westbound Bay Street between Laguna and Polk streets

From 5:30 to 11:30 a.m., Sunday

  • Bush Street between Polk and Larkin streets
  • Polk Street between Bay and Ellis streets
  • Larkin Street between Green and McAllister streets
  • Vallejo Street between Polk and Larkin streets
  • Ellis Street between Polk and Larkin streets
  • McAllister Street between Larkin and Polk streets

Note: Local access will be allowed. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the event area until after the race has finished. San Francisco Police Department personnel will be present along the course to direct traffic.

The following Muni lines and routes will be affected:

  • Powell/Hyde Cable Car
  • California Cable Car
  • 1 California
  • 2 Clement
  • 3 Jackson
  • 5 Fulton
  • 10 Townsend
  • 12 Folsom/Pacific
  • 18 46th Avenue
  • 19 Polk
  • 27 Bryant
  • 28 19th Avenue
  • 29 Sunset
  • 30 Stockton
  • 31 Balboa
  • 38 Geary
  • 45 Union/Stockton
  • 47 Van Ness
  • 49 Van Ness-Mission
  • 76X Marin Headlands Express

Central Subway Construction

Starting Sunday, March 29 to Thursday, April 2, crews will be potholing at the intersection on Geary and Stockton. During construction, detours will be in place every night between 9p.m. to 5a.m.

The following street closures will be required:

From 9p.m. to 5 a.m., every week night from Sunday, March 29 through Thursday, April 2:

  • Geary Street between Grant and Powell streets

During the closure, there may be brief delays on the 38 Geary Muni route.

UPDATE:  Sunset Tunnel Re-railing Project

The Sunset Tunnel Trackway Improvement Project includes track and infrastructure replacements inside the Sunset Tunnel, located between Cole Valley and Duboce Triangle, Transit Signal Priority upgrades for nine intersections along the N Judah Line and construction of two accessible platforms at Judah Street and 28th Avenue. 

These multiple system upgrades to the N Judah Metro Line will make transit safer and more reliable.

Seismic upgrades to Sunset Tunnel are important part of the safety enhancement project.  It will involve structural retrofit of the tunnel portal retaining walls and their foundations.

In order to maximize construction opportunities, the SFMTA has integrated multiple construction components under the Sunset Tunnel project in order to minimize the inconveniences for both N Judah riders and the community around the construction area:

  1. The Transit Signal Priority (TSP) system upgrades are taking place at nine intersections sequentially along the N Judah Line. The TSP system will use technology to reduce dwelling time at traffic signals for Muni light rail vehicles by holding green lights longer.
  2. Construction of two new wheelchair accessible platforms on Judah and 28th Avenue which includes longer boarding islands and in compliant of ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) curb ramps, making Muni Metro system safer and easier to use for all customers.

Project Update:

The Sunset Tunnel construction will continue this weekend.  During construction, bus shuttles will provide substitution service for the N Judah Line between Church/Duboce streets and Ocean Beach. Regular rail service will operate between Caltrain Depot at 4th/King streets and Church and Duboce streets.  Bus shuttles will run from approximately 7 p.m. on Friday until end of service on Sunday.

The Transit Signal Priority (TSP) system upgrades at nine intersections along the N Judah Line:  Crews will be installing signal loops between the tracks at the intersection of Judah Street and 9th Avenue. The work will start approximately at 8 p.m., Friday and continue during the day on Saturday and Sunday. During construction:  1)  streets will remain open; 2)  there will be lane closures and traffic will be diverted; and 3)  street parking at construction site WILL NOT be available.

Construction of two new wheelchair accessible platforms on Judah and 28th Avenue has begun.  Construction of the outbound accessible platform at 28th Avenue will continue this week and is expected to be completed on Monday, Mar. 30. This stop will not be served by N Judah trains until Tuesday, Mar. 31. Before then customers travelling to Ocean Beach can continue to board N Judah trains at the outbound temporary stop at 27th Avenue. Construction will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The street will remain open, however, westbound traffic lanes may be closed if needed.

REMINDER: Folsom Street Off-Ramp Realignment Project

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) will continue re-construction of the Folsom Street off-ramp from westbound Interstate 80 to Fremont Street.  This off-ramp configuration will facilitate a better gateway that leads into a pedestrian-oriented neighborhood.  Installation of a new traffic signal at the off-ramp intersection will allow for a newly constructed continuous sidewalk and bike lanes on the east side of Fremont Street.  This construction work is anticipated to complete in July of 2015.

During construction the 108 Treasure Island Muni route will be affected during all hours of service.

For details of Muni re-routes, please visit http://www.sfmta.com/news/alerts.  This website will be updated when it is closer to the event date.

REMINDER: Sewer Restoration Work

Crews from the Public Utilities Commission and San Francisco Public Works will continue the installation work of a new sewer main pipeline on Spear Street between Market and Mission streets. This construction project is anticipated to last until spring of 2015.

Construction work will continue to take place at the intersection of Spear and Mission streets.  Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day.

During the construction hours, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.:

  • No street parking will be allowed
  • Sidewalk will remain open for pedestrian traffic
  • Local access will be allowed
  • With an exception of Muni buses, the intersection of Spear and Mission streets will be close to all other traffic

During the closure, there may be brief delays on the following Muni lines and routes:

  • 2 Clement
  • 6 Parnassus
  • 14 Mission
  • 14 Mission Limited
  • 14 Owl
  • 21 Hayes
  • 31 Balboa
  • L Owl
  • K Morning Shuttle
  • M Morning Shuttle

For project updates, please visit sfwater.org/NorthShoreSewer.

SFMTA Sales Kiosks Operation Hours

Effective Saturday SFMTA sales kiosks will begin spring and summer operation hours with the following schedule:

Service Location                                          Sales Hours

Powell and Market streets                           8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (seven days a week, including holidays)

Hyde and Beach streets                              8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (seven days a week, including holidays)

Bay and Taylor streets                                10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (seven days a week, including holidays)

Presidio Avenue and Geary Street             10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (seven days a week, closed on holidays)

REMINDER:  Sunday Parking Meter Enforcement

As a reminder, most on-street meters and off-street parking meters no longer require payment on Sundays, with the exception of the following areas where parking meters are enforced seven days per week throughout the year except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day:

  • Parking meters in the Fisherman’s Wharf area
  • Along The Embarcadero Roadway
  • In the Special Event Area around AT&T Park*
  • Five metered off-street parking facilities listed below:
    • 8th Avenue at Clement Street
    • 9th Avenue at Clement Street
    • Geary Boulevard at 21st Avenue
    • 18th Avenue at Geary Boulevard
    • Pierce Street Garage (between Lombard and Chestnut streets)

Parking meters in the remainder of the City are enforced Monday through Saturday throughout the year except on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

* Parking meters in the Special Event Area operate on Sundays only when there is an event.