SFMTA Weekend Traffic and Transit Advisory
Thursday, October 16, 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, from Thursday, October 16 through next Tuesday, October 21. 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.

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REMINDER:  Dreamforce Convention

On Thursday:  The Dreamforce convention at the Moscone Center will conclude, however, street closures will continue as listed below:

Beginning at 8 p.m., last Thursday until 3 p.m., this Saturday:

  • Howard Street between 3rd and 4th streets
  • Fulton Street between Larkin and Hyde streets

Beginning at 6 a.m., last Saturday until 6 a.m., this Saturday:

  • Grove Street between Larkin and Polk streets

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. There will be heavy pedestrian traffic in the area.

Howard Street traffic will be detoured either via 2nd Street to Harrison Street or via New Montgomery Street to Hawthorne Street, then to either Folsom or Harrison streets.

Signage will be placed in advance of the street closures and detour routes.

Caltrans will activate message signs on major freeways entering the city to notify motorists of the closures.

SFMTA Parking Control Officers and San Francisco Police Officers will be deployed at key intersections throughout the closures.

The following Muni routes will be affected:

  • 8X (AX/BX) Bayshore Express
  • 9 San Bruno
  • 10 Townsend
  • 12 Folsom
  • 14 Mission
  • 14L Mission Limited
  • 14X Mission Express
  • 16X Noriega
  • 19 Polk
  • 21 Hayes
  • 30 Stockton
  • 38/38L Geary
  • 41 Union
  • 45 Union-Stockton
  • 81X Caltrain Express

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.

Giants National League Championship Series Game at AT&T Park

On Thursday: The San Francisco Giants will host Game 5 of the National League Championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals at AT&T Park.  The game will begin at 5:07 p.m.

If the Giants win the National League Championship, there will be World Series home games at AT&T Park on the following dates:

  • Friday, October 24
  • Saturday, October 25
  • Sunday, October 26 (if necessary)

Start times of these games to be determined.

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 sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com. (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:

Post-season game start times will be posted at http://m.mlb.com/postseason-schedule once they have been determined.

Treasure Island Music Festival

On Saturday and Sunday:  The Treasure Island Music Festival will take place on the Great Lawn on Avenue of the Palms between 9th and 4th streets.  For more event details, please visit http://treasureislandfestival.com/2014/.

Free shuttle service provided by event organizer to all ticket holders will be available beginning at 11 a.m. at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.  Please check out http://treasureislandfestival.com/2014/transportation/ for additional details.

SFMTA will supplement service on the 108 Treasure Island Muni route.

Heavy traffic is expected on the Bay Bridge and on Treasure Island.  Delays are expected on Muni bus route 108 Treasure Island due to increased traffic.

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.

Noe Valley Harvest Festival

On Saturday:  The 10th annual Noe Valley Harvest Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on 24th Street between Church and Sanchez streets. For event details, please visit www.noevalleyharvestfestival.com.

The following street closures will be required from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.:

  • 24th Street between Church and Sanchez streets
  • Intersection:  Vicksburg Street at 24th Street

The 48 Quintara-24th Street Muni route will be affected.

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.

Inner Sunset Sundays

On Sunday:  The Inner Sunset Sundays will take place on Irving Street from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Irving Street between 9th and 10th avenues will be closed from 1 a.m. to mid-night.

Possible delays on the following Muni lines and routes due to traffic around the event area:

  • N-Judah
  • 44-O’Shaughnessy

Nike Women’s Marathon

On Sunday:  The 11th annual Nike Women’s Marathon will be held throughout San Francisco, beginning at 5:30 a.m. at Union Square, with the race beginning at 6:30 a.m. and ends at Marina Green.  An attendance of 20,000 runners is expected.

The following street closures will be required:

Beginning at 6 a.m., Friday until 5 p.m., Monday

  • Marina Boulevard (most northerly westbound lane only) between Scott and Fillmore streets

From 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday

  • Stockton Street between Post and Geary streets
  • Geary Street between Powell and Stockton streets

From 11 p.m., Saturday through 11 a.m., Sunday

  • Fulton Street (South side parking lane only) between 20th and 25th avenues
  • Fulton Street (South side parking lane only) between 39th and 34th avenues
  • El Camino del Mar between 26th Avenue and Lincoln Boulevard
  • Geary Boulevard (North side parking lane only) between 25th and 27th avenues

From 2 to 10 a.m., Sunday

  • Sutter Street between Market and Kearny streets
  • Geary Street between Market and Mason streets
  • Grant Avenue, Powell and Stockton streets between Sutter and O’Farrell streets
  • Kearny, Montgomery and Sansome streets between Bush and Market streets
  • Intersections:
  • Kearny, Montgomery and Sansome streets at Sutter Street
  • Grant Avenue, Montgomery, Kearny, Stockton and Powell streets at Post Street
  • Grant Avenue, Kearny, Stockton and Powell streets at Geary Street

From 5 to 10 a.m., Sunday

  • Post Street between Larkin and Powell streets
  • Hyde Street between Post and Ellis streets
  • Ellis Street between Franklin and Hyde streets
  • Polk and Franklin streets between Ellis and Turk streets
  • Turk Street between Polk and Gough streets
  • Gough Street between Turk Street and Golden Gate Avenue
  • Golden Gate Avenue between Gough and Steiner streets
  • Webster and Steiner streets between Golden Gate Avenue and Fulton Street
  • Fulton Street between Webster and Scott streets
  • Scott Street between Fulton and Fell streets
  • Grove Street between Scott and Broderick streets
  • Broderick Street between Grove and Fell streets
  • Fell Street between Scott and Stanyan streets
  • Intersections:
    • Post and Ellis streets at Hyde Street
    • Polk and Franklin streets at Ellis Street
    • Polk, Franklin and Gough streets at Turk Street
    • Gough, Webster and Steiner streets at Golden Gate Avenue
    • Webster, Steiner and Scott streets at Fulton Street
    • Scott and Broderick streets at Grove Street
    • Scott and Broderick streets at Fell Street

From 5 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday

  • Westbound Marina Boulevard between Buchanan and Lyon streets
  • Bay Street between Fillmore and Laguna streets
  • Fillmore Street between Chestnut and Beach streets (Northbound parking lane and median parking only)

From 6 to 10:45 a.m., Sunday

  • Fulton Street between 30th and 25th avenues
  • 27th Avenue between Fulton and California streets
  • 26th Avenue between Fulton and Lake streets
  • California Street between 26th and 27th avenues
  • Lake Street between 26th and 28th avenues
  • 26th Avenue between California and Lake streets
  • El Camino del Mar between 28th Avenue and Lincoln Boulevard
  • Intersections:
    • 26th and 27th avenues at Fulton Street
    • 26th and 27th avenues at California Street
    • El Camino de Mar at 28th Avenue

The half marathon route starts at Union Square, near the intersection of Stockton and Post streets.  Runners will follow the race route below:

  • Runners will go west from Post Street to Hyde Street, right on Ellis Street, right on Turk Street, left on Gough Street, right on Golden Gate Avenue, left on Webster Street, right on Fulton Street, left on Scott Street, right on Fell Street.
  • Runners will continue west along Fell Street to Kezar Drive, then right on John F. Kennedy Drive, turn right onto Traverse Drive, right onto Martin Luther King Drive, then right on Bernice Rodgers Way and then back onto John F. Kennedy Drive.  From John F. Kennedy Drive, runners then turn right onto 30th Aveune, right on Fulton Street and left on 26th Avenue.
  • Runners will continue north on 26th Avenue, turn left onto Lake Street, right on 28th Avenue, continue north and right onto El Camino Del Mar, then proceed along Lincoln Boulevard, left onto Long Avenue, then right on Marine Drive and onto Old Mason Street, then Marina Boulevard and into Marina Green Drive.

At all times, there will be local access for residents throughout the course.

The following Muni routes and lines will be affected:

Beginning at 9 p.m., Saturday

  • 3 Jackson

Sunday

  • Powell-Hyde Cable Car
  • Powell-Mason Cable Car
  • 1 California
  • 2 Clement
  • 3 Jackson
  • 5 Fulton
  • 8X Bayshore Express
  • 10 Townsend
  • 12 Folsom-Pacific
  • 19 Polk
  • 28 19th Avenue
  • 29 Sunset
  • 30 Stockton
  • 38 Geary (Outbound Only , including Owl)
  • 43 Masonic
  • 45 Union/Stockton
  • 47 Van Ness
  • 49 Van Ness-Market
  • 91 Owl

There will be extensive Muni reroutes throughout San Francisco during the race.  There may be some delays during the race and traffic.

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.

Sunday Streets: The Mission District

On Sunday:  The last Sunday Streets event will be held in the Mission District. Sunday’s event route includes street closures on portions of Valencia Street and various adjacent streets. The route will be available for recreational activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free to the public.

The following street closures will be required from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.:

  • Valencia Street between McCoppin and 26th streets

Cross traffic at Valencia Street will be allowed on:

  • 16th Street
  • 18th Street
  • 14th Street
  • 24th Street
  • Duboce Avenue

For further event details, please visit www.sundaystreetssf.com/mission-101914.

The 12 Folsom-Pacific Muni route will be affected:

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.

Castro Streetscape Project

Beginning at 5 a.m., next Tuesday, October 21 through 5 a.m., next Wednesday, October 22, the construction work for the Castro Streetscape Project will take place.

During construction, Castro and Market streets intersection will be closed.

There will be minor delays on Muni service.

UPDATE: Central Subway Construction

Construction of the Yerba Buena/Moscone Station will continue.  4th Street between Howard and Folsom streets is reduced down to one lane for eight weeks from Saturday, September 13 through mid-November. Heavy foot, auto and transit traffic is expected. Motorists should expect traffic delays and to use alternative routes.

UPDATE: Folsom Street Off-Ramp Realignment Project

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) continues 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 be completed in March of 2015.

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

UPDATE: Balboa Park Station Muni Light Rail Platform Construction Project

To improve customer safety and enhance transit reliability, the SFMTA is building a new accessible boarding platform and ramp on San Jose Avenue at the Balboa Park BART Station for the J Church and K Ingleside light rail lines.

During construction, bus stops serving Balboa Park Station will be temporarily relocated:

  • Inbound boarding of J Church is located at northeast of San Jose and Geneva avenues in front of Crazy Pepper Restaurant; accessible boarding will be available at the high-level platform located on San Jose Avenue at Seneca Avenue
  • The last stop of outbound J Church line is relocated to the M Ocean View island stop located at San Jose and Geneva Avenues
  • Inbound boarding of K Ingleside relocated to San Jose Avenue inside the Balboa Park Station Muni Yard.

The J-Church and K-Ingleside light rail service will continue service during all operation hours.

The project is on-going and is anticipated to be completed by November of this year.

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

Muni Forward: Rapid Network Improvements on Market Street

The installation of new, red transit-only lanes on Market Street will continue. 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.

All traffic will be diverted to the curb lane during the installation work.  Cross traffic will be allowed at all intersections.

All eastbound Muni buses will operate on the curb lane in the construction area and use existing curb lane bus stops.

The following Muni lines and routes will be affected:

  • F Market and Wharves
  • 6 Parnassus
  • 9 San Bruno
  • 71 Haight-Noriega
  • N-Owl
  • L-Owl

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.

Project Update:

Paint work will be conducted from 11 p.m., Friday to 5 a.m., Saturday and from 11 p.m., Saturday to 5 a.m., Sunday between 8th street and 9th street in the westbound direction.

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 project has brought the following benefits to the neighbors and Muni customers:

  • 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

Project Update:

Upon the successful completion of the Market and Haight Street construction, the new transit and parking configurations were implemented last Wednesday. The SFMTA advises motorists, neighbors and Muni customers to be aware of the changes and get familiar with the new traffic, parking and transit patterns.

To improve transit reliability for the 6 Parnassus, 71 Haight/Noriega and 71L Haight/Noriega Limited Muni routes, Haight Street was converted into a two-way street (for transit only) from Octavia Boulevard to Market Street. This allows Muni buses to travel in both directions, thus reducing transit travel time for Muni customers. The eastbound buses are now traveling straight on Haight Street instead of making turns at Laguna Street. To accommodate the change, a new inbound bus stop was added at Haight and Gough streets to replace four stops on Haight and Page streets.

Muni customers traveling to downtown who used to board at the inbound stops on Laguna/Haight streets, Page/Octavia streets, and Page/Market streets can now use the stops on Haight at Gough or Buchanan Street. For customers traveling to Ocean Beach, the outbound stops on Haight at Gough streets and Haight at Buchanan streets now serve the discontinued stop at Octavia Boulevard.

The new eastbound red transit-only lane on Haight between Laguna and Market streets makes Muni buses travel faster. To do that, the “No Left Turn” was established for eastbound Haight at Octavia, allowing right-turn only for the eastbound traffic.

By consolidating the bus stops and moving them from Page Street to Haight Street, we were able to convert the bus stops into parking spaces, resulting in a parking increase in the area. To provide more parking options for the residents, the SFMTA has made the 0-99 block of Haight Street a Residential Parking Permit (RPP) area. Residents living on the block are eligible to apply for an Area “S” parking permit.

UPDATE: Sewer Restoration Work

Crews from 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.

Project Update:

From 4 a.m., Saturday through midnight, Sunday, the intersection of Spear and Mission streets will be close to all traffic due to the installation work.

During the street closure, no street parking will be allowed, the sidewalk will remain open for pedestrian traffic and local access will be allowed.

During this closure, there will be no Muni service to the Ferry Plaza.  The last stop will be at Main and Mission streets.

The following  Muni routes will be affected:

  • 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

Upcoming Construction Project

Sunset Tunnel Re-railing Project

The Sunset Tunnel Trackway Improvement Project which 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 and 28th Avenue will be implemented soon.  This multiple system upgrades to the N Judah Metro Line will make transit safer and more reliable.

Project Update:

The first weekend construction originally scheduled for the weekend of September 19 has been postponed until November due to a discovery of damages to the century old drainage pipe underneath the tracks which may cause potential problems.  The construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in the weekend of Friday, November 7. The Sunset Tunnel work is tentatively scheduled to take place on 15 weekends.

Regular N Judah rail service will operate until construction work starts.