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SFMTA Weekend Traffic and Transit Advisory
Thursday, April 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, April 25 through Wednesday, April 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 Other 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 Cleveland Indians:

  • 7:15 p.m., Friday
  • 1:05 p.m., Saturday
  • 1:05 p.m., Sunday

Three games against San Diego Padres:

  • 7:15 p.m., Monday
  • 7:15 p.m., Tuesday
  • 7:15 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:

The ferry will depart promptly 30 minutes after the final out.

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

Glen Park Festival

On Sunday: the 16th annual Glen Park Festival will be held on Diamond Street from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  For more event details, please visit www.glenparkfestival.com.

The following street closures will be required from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.:

  • Diamond Street between Bosworth and Chenery streets
  • Wilder Street between Diamond and Carrie streets
  • Kern Street between Brompton Avenue and Diamond Street
  • Intersections:  Kern and Wilder streets on Diamond Street

The following Muni routes will be affected:

  • 36 Teresita
  • 52 Excelsior

ONGOING WORK:  Muni Forward: Rapid Network Improvements

As part of the Muni Forward: Rapid Network Improvements project, crews from the SFMTA will continue working on adding a red surface treatment to the existing “transit only” lane on Geary Boulevard and O’Farrell Street for the 38 and 38L Geary bus routes.  The newly painted red lanes will facilitate motorists to distinguish the “transit-only” lane.  This project is anticipated to complete in mid-June of this year.

The paint work began on Geary Street from Powell Street and ending at Gough Street, while keeping clear of the ongoing construction for the CPMC Hospital between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street. Painting of O’Farrell Street, between Powell and Gough Street, will follow afterwards.

The work hours are between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.

During these work hours, bus stops will be relocated.  Customers are advised to pay attention to notices at the affected bus stops. SFMTA personnel will be onsite to direct passengers of any changes.  Customers are advise to plan extra travel time due to the construction work.

ONGOING WORK: M Ocean View Line Rail Rehabilitation Project

As an ongoing effort to maintain the infrastructure in a state of good repair, SFMTA will replace the aging tracks on the M-Ocean View Line on San Jose Avenue between Geneva and Niagara avenues.

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.  Work has begun and is estimated to last for six weeks.

During construction hours, 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 Broad Street/Plymouth Avenue and Embarcadero Station.

UPDATE:  Market and Haight Streets Transit and Pedestrian Improvement Project

This ongoing construction project includes:

  • replacement of sewer line on Haight Street between Market and Laguna streets;
  • construction of an eastbound transit-only lane on Haight Street between Laguna and Market streets; and
  • widening of sidewalks and upgrade of traffic signals at the intersection of Haight and Gough streets.

Starting Monday, crews from the SFMTA and San Francisco Public Works will begin replacing sewer lines on Haight Street between Octavia and Laguna streets. It will take about five or six weeks to complete this project.

At the same time, work to repair catch basins and culvers will continue at the intersection of Haight Street and Market streets for another week. Reconstruction of the manhole at Gough and Rose streets will be done in two weeks.

Construction will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

No street closures will be required and no Muni service will be impacted.

Street parking will be unavailable in and around the construction zone during work hours.