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Traffic Changes on Van Ness Begin June 19

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Van Ness lane shift

If you travel on Van Ness Avenue, prepare for a traffic lane shift starting next week.

Beginning on the evening of Wednesday, June 19, the Van Ness Improvement Project will begin shifting lanes on Van Ness Avenue so utility work may continue on the opposite side of the street. These changes mark the halfway point of the utility work included in the Van Ness Improvement Project such as sewer and water main replacement, road base installation and sidewalk replacement.

Work between Sutter and McAllister will shift from the west to the east side of Van Ness Avenue. Work between Lombard and Jackson will shift from the east to the west side of Van Ness Avenue. The traffic lane and construction zone adjustments will take place over four weeks.

Where construction zones are established, meters will be removed, loading zones and blue zones for parking with a valid disabled permit will be relocated. For safety, fencing will be installed around work zones with construction mesh.

The remainder of utility work is being done at an accelerated pace after procedural changes and increases in staff capacity have been put into place.

To prepare yourself for this traffic and construction switch, we encourage you to test alternate routes early. Take transit, walk or bike to your destinations when possible. And of course, allow for extra travel time.

For more details about the next two years of construction on Van Ness, check out our video series. For the latest information, including project updates, sign up here.