The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) releases the following upcoming event-related traffic and transit impacts for this weekend, Saturday, March 8 through Monday, March 10. Anyone traveling in San Francisco can check with 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.
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Little League Parade
On Saturday, San Francisco Little League Baseball will open the 2014 season with a parade from the Presidio to Marina Middle School.
Beginning at 10 a.m. the parade will leave the Presidio Main Post through the Gorgas Gate, turn south on Lyon Street and proceed east on Union Street to Laguna Street, north to Chestnut Street, west to Divisadero, through the neighborhood and back to Bay Street to disband in the school parking lot.
San Francisco Police Officers will monitor the parade for necessary street closures.
The following Muni routes will be affected:
- 22 Fillmore
- 28 19th Avenue
- 30 Stockton
- 43 Masonic
- 45 Union
Repair and Maintenance Projects
Beginning at midnight, Saturday and through 4 a.m., Sunday, crews from the SFMTA, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, Department of Public Works and PG&E will perform maintenance work along Market Street and at various locations:
- Market Street between 6th and 8th streets
- Market Street at Fremont Street
- Spear Street at Mission Street
- 3rd Street at Market Street
There will be no street closures required for this project.
The following Muni lines and routes will be affected during the course of the work:
- F Market and Wharves (Muni buses will replace street cars)
- K Ingleside (Early Morning Metro Buses Only)
- L Owl
- M Ocean View (Early Morning Metro Buses Only)
- N Judah (Early Morning Metro Buses Only)
- N Owl
- 5 Fulton
- 6 Parnassus
- 8X Bayshore Express
- 9 San Bruno
- 19 Polk
- 21 Hayes
- 30 Stockton
- 31 Balboa
- 38 Geary
- 38L Geary Limited
- 45 Union/Stockton
- 71 Haight/Noriega
Customers are encouraged to allow extra travel time during the hours when the maintenance work takes place.
Sunday Streets - Embarcadero
The first Sunday Streets events will be held this Sunday along the northbound Embarcadero from King Street to Fisherman’s Wharf and down 3rd Street to Mission Bay. The 3.3-mile route will be available to pedestrians and bicyclists for recreational activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. These events are free to all participants.
The headquarters for the event will be located at Harry Bridges Plaza in front of the Ferry Building, where participants can get details about activities along the event route as well as free bike rentals and maintenance. Other key locations are Fisherman’s Wharf, East Park (south of Pier 39), Rincon Park, South Beach Park and Mission Bay Park (near Pier 52). For further event details, please visit www.sundaystreetssf.com.
Beginning at 10:30 a.m., northbound Embarcadero will be closed for the event and will be re-opened by 4:30 p.m.
Southbound Embarcadero will remain open throughout the event. Motorists should expect heavy traffic around the event area and should allow extra travel time.
Motorists heading to the Fisherman’s Wharf area can use an alternate route by travelling north on 3rd Street, to Kearny Street, then Columbus Avenue and into the Wharf area. Enforcement personnel from the SFMTA will be on site to direct traffic. Local access will be allowed to the piers via southbound Embarcadero or cross streets.
The following Muni lines and routes will be affected:
- F Market and Fisherman’s Wharf
- T Third
- 39 Coit
- 76 Marin Headlands
- 108 Treasure Island
Participants can take the following Muni routes and lines for easy access to Sunday Streets fun:
- F Market
- Metro Lines (J, K, L, M, N, T)
- 10 Townsend
- 22 Fillmore
- 30 Stockton
- 45 Union-Stockton
Start of Daylight Saving Time
On Sunday daylight saving time will commence at 2 a.m., requiring clocks to be set forward one hour.
All Muni service will continue to operate on standard time through the end of Owl service. Muni schedules will adjust to daylight saving time with the start of regular service on Sunday.
Market and Haight Streets Transit and Pedestrian Improvement Project
Starting on Monday, March 10 and continuing for approximately six weeks, crews from the SFMTA and Department of Works will conduct construction work in support of the Market and Haight Streets Transit and Pedestrian Improvement project. Weather permitting, the construction work hours will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The work will include replacement of sewer line on Haight Street at the intersections of Octavia and Gough streets; construction of an eastbound transit-only lane on Haight Street between Laguna and Market streets; and widening of sidewalks and upgrade of traffic signal at the intersection of Haight and Gough streets.
Street parking will be unavailable in and around the construction zone during work hours.
There will be no impact on Muni service.