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Release date: 9/14/10
*** Press Release ***
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) advises San Francisco residents and visitors of traffic impacts expected during Oracle Open World, which will occur at the Moscone Center from Sunday, Sept. 19 through Thursday, Sept. 23. During this time, the Java One conference will be held at the Parc 55, San Francisco Hilton and the Hotel Nikko.
The following street closures will be required to accommodate this event:
Howard Street between 3rd and 4th streets
Mason Street between Ellis and O’Farrell
Easterly traffic lane on Taylor between O’Farrell and Eddy and several parking lanes in the area
Significant traffic congestion is anticipated in and around Moscone Center between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily for the duration of the closure. Travelers are encouraged to take public transit or use alternate routes.
Howard Street primary detour routes:
Mason Street primary detour route:
There will be heavy pedestrian traffic in the area.
Detour signs and traffic message boards are installed along Howard Street and the detour routes. Caltrans has activated message signs on major freeways entering the city to notify motorists of the closure.
SFMTA Parking Control Officers and San Francisco Police Officers will be deployed at key intersections prior to and during the closure.
The SFMTA has worked closely with the Mayor’s Office, the San Francisco Police Department and the San Francisco Fire Department in developing the traffic control plan. Attached are detailed PDF maps of the event locations on Howard Street and Mason Street showing detour routes provided by the Oracle World event organizers.
The following Muni routes will be affected:
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