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SFMTA Weekend Traffic and Transit Advisory
Thursday, July 24, 2014

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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) releases the following upcoming event-related traffic and transit impacts for this weekend, Friday, July 25 through next Wednesday, July 30. 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.

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/node/102171 to sign up for real-time text messages or email alerts.

Critical Mass

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

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

Baseball Game Traffic Reroutes and Transportation Options

From Friday, and through next Wednesday, the San Francisco Giants will play six home games at AT&T Park.  Listed below are start times for these games:

Three games against Los Angeles Dodgers:

  • 7:15 p.m., Friday
  • 6:05 p.m., Saturday
  • 5:07 p.m., Sunday

Three games against Pittsburgh Pirates:

  • 7:15 p.m., Monday
  • 7:15 p.m., Tuesday
  • 12:45 p.m., Wednesday

The SFMTA advises motorists of the increased congestion in downtown San Francisco related to these special events and advises commuters to use transit, taxis, bicycles or walk and to avoid using the Bay Bridge in the two hours before or after these games.

As a reminder to fans, in order to reduce congestion on city streets after all events at AT&T Park, the SFMTA will close eastbound King Street between 3rd and 2nd streets from the seventh inning until after the post-game traffic has died down.  Additionally, the northbound portion of the 4th Street (Peter R. Maloney) Bridge will be closed to all traffic except streetcars, buses, taxis and bicycles during the post-game period. Giants fans parked south of Mission Creek Channel who are heading north of the channel are encouraged to exit to the south along 3rd or 4th streets in order to avoid congestion on King and 3rd streets after AT&T Park events.

A map showing the post-game routes from AT&T Park parking lots is available at http://goo.gl/BKRi21 (click on “View Map” at bottom of page)

For details about transit service to AT&T Park, including connections from Bay Area transit systems to Muni, please visit www.sfmta.com.

For regional transit information for BART, Caltrain and the ferries as well as traffic, please go to www.511.org.

Fans can also take a ferry to AT&T Park:

For directions going to AT&T Park by various means of transportation, please visit the Giants website at http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com.

Athletic Association Event

On Saturday and Sunday, the San Francisco Gaelic Athletic Association event will take place at the San Francisco Gaelic Fields on Treasure Island.

Avenue “H” between 11th and 13th streets will be closed from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

The 108 Treasure Island Muni route will be affected during the closure.

San Francisco Marathon

On Sunday the annual San Francisco Marathon will begin from The Embarcadero and Mission Street at 5:30 a.m., with staggered starts from 5:30 a.m. until 6:30 a.m. The race route will loop north along The Embarcadero, through the Presidio, the outer Richmond District, Golden Gate Park, the Haight, the Mission District, Inner Bayview and back to The Embarcadero.  An attendance of up to 20,000 runners is expected.

From midnight, Saturday to 2:45 p.m., Sunday, the following street closures will be required:

  • Northbound Embarcadero between Broadway and King Street
  • King Street between northbound Embarcadero and 3rd Street
  • Steuart Street between Howard Street and the Southerly Terminus Eastbound Howard Street between The Embarcadero and Spear Street
  • Southbound Embarcadero between Broadway and Harrison Street

Various additional street closures will be required between 5 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. throughout the race route including in the Presidio and Golden Gate Park. A detailed list with suggested detours can be found at www.thesfmarathon.com.

The following Muni routes and lines will be affected:

 

F Market K Ingleside* L Owl
M Ocean View* N Judah** N Owl
T Third 1 California 2 Clement
5 Fulton 6 Parnassus 9 San Bruno
10 Townsend 12 Folsom/Pacific 14 Mission
14L Mission Limited 19 Polk 22 Fillmore
24 Divisadero 27 Bryant 28 19th Avenue
29 Sunset 31 Balboa 33 Stanyan
37 Corbett 38 Geary 39 Coit
43 Masonic 44 O'Shaughnessy 47 Van Ness
48 Quintara 49 Van Ness 71 Haight/Noriega
76X Marin Headlines T Owl  

*Early morning bus service only

**Metro and early morning bus service

Up Your Alley Fair

On Sunday, the Up Your Alley Street Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The following street closures will be required from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday:

  • Folsom Street from 9th Street to 11th Street
  • 10th Street from Howard Street to Harrison Street
  • Dore Street from Howard Street to Sheridan Street
  • Intersection: 10th Street and Folsom Street

The following Muni routes will be affected:

  • 9 San Bruno
  • 12 Folsom
  • 19 Polk
  • 27 Bryant
  • 47 Van Ness

Soccer Game at Candlestick Park

On Sunday, the San Jose Earthquakes will hose UEFA Champions League Semifinalist Atletico Madrid at Candlestick Park.  The game is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. and is expected to end at approximately 7 p.m.

Traffic delays will be expected for all Muni lines on or near 3rd Street and near the event area.

The 87S Candlestick Park Shuttle bus service will provide supplemental service to Candlestick Park to and from Gilman/Paul stations before and after the game.  T Third customers should transfer at the Gilman/Paul station to the 87S Candlestick Park Shuttle, which operates directly between the station and Candlestick Park.

Muni Forward: Rapid Network Improvements on Market Street

On Friday, the installation of new, red transit-only lanes on Market Street will begin. The durable, new red transit-only lanes consist of a red thermoplastic bonded to the existing lanes and will run between 5th and 12th streets.  The red carpet treatment makes the dedicated transit-only lanes more visible to motorists to ensure the lanes are kept clear for Muni and taxis. The Market Street red carpet lane will be similar to the ones already installed on Church, 3rd, Geary and O’Farrell streets. The installation of red lane treatment will be conducted over Friday and Saturday nights through November.

This weekend’s red lane installation will require the following partial street closure from 10:30 p.m., Friday to 5 a.m., Saturday:   

  • Eastbound transit-only or track lane of Market Street between 5th Street and Mason Street

Taxis, delivery trucks and other buses allowed to use this lane will be diverted to the curb lane.

Cross traffic will be permitted.

All Muni buses will operate in the curb lane and use curb lane bus stops.

The F Market and Wharves line will operate through the installation area.

ONGOING WORK:  Muni Forward: Rapid Network Improvements in
Union Square and Tenderloin Area

As part of the Muni Forward: Rapid Network Improvements project, crews from the SFMTA will continue working on adding red surface treatment to the existing “transit only” lane on Geary Street and O’Farrell Street for the 38 and 38L Geary bus routes.  The newly installed red lanes will facilitate motorists to distinguish the “transit-only” lane.

Installation of red lanes on O’Farrell Street between Polk and Hyde streets is currently in progress.

The work hours are between approximately 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

During these work hours, bus stops will be temporarily relocated.  Customers are advised to pay attention to notices at the affected bus stops and to plan extra travel time due to the construction work.

ONGOING WORK:  Columbus Avenue Transit Bulb and Sidewalk Improvements Construction

The SFMTA has been constructing full length transit bulbs on Columbus Avenue between Filbert and Union streets. Transit bulbs are an extension of the sidewalk that improve service reliability by eliminating the need for buses to merge in and out of traffic at the stop, and make it easier and safer for Muni customers to board the bus.  The project is expected to continue and to complete in mid-August.

The 30 Stockton and 8X Bayshore Express Muni routes will be affected during the construction.

Construction will take place between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on weekdays.

Lane closures and traffic delays are expected.

ONGOING WORK:  M Ocean View Line Rail Rehabilitation Project

As an ongoing effort to keep the infrastructure in a state of good repair, SFMTA is replacing the aging tracks on the M Ocean View line on San Jose Avenue between Geneva and Niagara avenues.

Phase five of the re-railing construction project has begun and is estimated to be complete by September 2, 2014.

Construction work hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

During construction, the M Ocean View line will operate on regular Muni buses between stops at Broad Street and Plymouth Avenue and at San Jose and Geneva avenues. These buses will serve the same rail stops. Regular train service will operate between the Broad Street/Plymouth Avenue and Embarcadero stations.

UPDATE:  Market and Haight Streets Transit and Pedestrian Improvement Project

The Market and Haight Streets Transit and Pedestrian Improvement Project, a collaboration with several city agencies, will reduce transit travel time, enhance pedestrian safety and create a more seamless pedestrian route to and from Haight Street.  This ongoing project includes:

  • Construction of an eastbound transit-only lane between Laguna and Market streets to allow Muni buses to travel in both directions, thus reducing transit travel time.
  • Widening of sidewalks and construction of bulb outs to enhance pedestrian safety.
  • A more seamless pedestrian route to and from Haight Street by upgrading the traffic signals.

Ongoing construction activities for this project include:

  • Water main replacement on Haight Street between Gough and Laguna streets;
  • Electronic conduit installation for the new traffic signals at the southwest corner of Market/Haight/Gough intersection;
  • Miscellaneous sewer work at various locations; and
  • Sidewalk improvement work at southeast corner of the Market/Haight/Gough intersection.

Construction work will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. During the work hours:

  • Streets will remain open;
  • Muni service will not be affected; and
  • Street parking will not be available around the construction sites.

REMINDER:  Sewer Restoration Work

Crews from Public Utilities Commission will continue 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.

Spear Street between Market and Mission streets will be closed during the construction period.

During the street closure:

  • No street parking will be allowed
  • Sidewalk will remain open for pedestrian traffic
  • Local access will be allowed
  • Muni bus stops on Spear Street will be suspended and the following inbound Muni routes will be affected:
    • 2 Clement
    • 6 Parnassus
    • 9 San Bruno
    • 9L San Bruno Limited
    • 21 Hayes
    • 31 Balboa
    • L Owl
    • Early Morning Shuttles

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