SFMTA Weekend Transit and Traffic Advisory
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

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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 Friday, February 12 through Monday, February 15, 2016. Anyone traveling in San Francisco can check www.sfmta.com or call 311 to find out which of the 83 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.  Whether you are riding Muni, taking a taxi, walking, riding a bike or driving, please remain vigilant to keep everyone safe. If you see suspicious activity, please report it.

For real-time updates during the week, follow us on www.twitter.com/sfmta_muni or visit http://www.sfmta.com/signup to sign up for real-time text messages or email alerts.

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.

President’s Day Muni Schedule and Parking Enforcement

Monday, February 15 (President’s Day Holiday):  Muni service will operate on a Saturday schedule.

Parking meters and seven-day street sweeping will be enforced citywide on the holiday. Residential parking permits and Monday-Friday daytime street sweeping and commuter towaway will not be enforced.

Vehicles creating a hazard (i.e. double parking, blocking driveways, blocking crosswalks, fire hydrants, etc.) are subject to receiving citations and can possibly be towed.

Note:  Parking meters in the City are enforced Monday through Saturday with the exception of the following areas where parking meters are enforced seven days per week throughout the year except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day:

  • Parking meters in the Fisherman’s Wharf area
  • Along The Embarcadero Roadway
  • In the Special Event Area around AT&T Park
  • Five metered off-street parking facilities listed below:
    • 8th Avenue at Clement Street
    • 9th Avenue at Clement Street
    • Geary Boulevard at 21st Avenue
    • 18th Avenue at Geary Boulevard
    • Pierce Street Garage (between Lombard and Chestnut streets)

Street Closures for Tear Down of Super Bowl City

Saturday, January 23 to Friday, February 12:  Super Bowl 50 festivities that took place at Justin Herman Plaza are over.  The following street closures will remain in effect until Thursday evening, following the safe removal of Super Bowl City.  This is a day earlier than originally planned.  Muni service will resume Friday morning.

Streets opening on Thursday include:

  • Market Street between Beale and Steuart streets
  • Southbound Embarcadero between Washington Street and Don Chee Way
  • Steuart Street between Market Street and Don Chee Way
  • Spear and Main streets between Market and Mission streets
  • Intersections of Main, Spear, Drumm, and Steuart streets at Market Street

These Muni routes will return to normal service on Friday morning:

  • F Market & Wharves*
  • 1AX California Express
  • 1BX California Express
  • 2 Clement
  • 3 Jackson
  • 5 Fulton
  • 5R Fulton Rapid
  • 6 Parnassus
  • 7 Haight/Noriega
  • 7R Haight/Noriega Rapid
  • 7X Noriega Express
  • 9 San Bruno
  • 9R San Bruno Rapid
  • 14 Mission
  • 14R Mission Rapid
  • 14X Mission Express
  • 21 Hayes
  • 31 Balboa
  • 31AX Balboa Express
  • 31BX Balboa Express
  • 38 Geary
  • 38R Geary Rapid
  • 38AX Geary Express
  • 38BX Geary Express
  • 41 Union
  • 76X Marin Headlands Express
  • 81X Caltrain Express
  • 82X Levi Plaza Express
  • N-Owl
  • L-Owl
  • Metro shuttles

*F Market & Wharves Line will continue to operate with buses through Sunday.  The E Embarcadero Line will run as normal on Saturday and Sunday.  Streetcar service between Fisherman’s Wharf and Castro will resume on Monday.

San Francisco Half Marathon

Sunday, February 14:  The 33rd annual Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon will begin at 8 a.m.  The race begins and ends in Golden Gate Park and is accompanied by a 5K Run which stays completely in the Park.  For more event details, please visit www.xnet.kp.org.

The following street closures will be required from 7:15 to 10 a.m. Each street will be reopened as the last runner goes through:

  • Oak Street between Stanyan and Broderick streets
  • Fell Street between Stanyan and Broderick streets
  • Broderick Street between Hayes and Page streets
  • Baker Street between Hayes and Page streets
  • Masonic Street between Hayes and Page streets
  • Stanyan Street between Hayes and Page streets
  • Kezar Drive between Stanyan Street and Lincoln Way
  • John F Kennedy Drive between Stanyan Street and Great Highway

Both northbound and southbound Great Highway from Fulton Street to Skyline Boulevard will be closed from 8 a.m. to noon.

The following Muni routes will be affected:

  • 18 46th Avenue
  • 23 Monterey
  • 33 Ashbury/18th
  • 43 Masonic
  • 44 O’Shaughnessy


UPDATE:  Sunset Tunnel Re-railing Project

Friday, February 12 through Monday, February 15:  Sunset Tunnel construction work will begin from 8 p.m., Friday to 3:30 a.m., Monday.

During construction, bus shuttles will provide substitution service for the N Judah Line between Church and Duboce streets and Ocean Beach from approximately 7 p.m., Friday until end of service on Sunday.  The first outbound bus stop west of the tunnel is at Carl and Cole streets.

There will be two weekend shutdowns tentatively scheduled for this project:

  • Weekend of February 26-28
  • Weekend of March 4-6

Additional shutdowns may be required.

As part of the Sunset Tunnel project, the Transit Signal Priority (TSP) system upgrades will take place this weekend.  Work hours will be from 8 to 10 p.m., Friday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, each day:

  • Judah Street between 16th and 19th avenues
  • Intersection of Irving Street and 4th Avenue
  • Carl Street between Willard and Stanyan streets

The work will occur in the Muni trackway and on the sidewalk.  Intersections will remain open during construction hours.

During construction:

  • the eastbound wheelchair accessible platform at 19th Avenue will temporarily be moved to the southwest corner of Judah Street and 20th Avenue
  • the westbound accessible platform at 18th Avenue and the island stop at 16th Avenue will move to the curbside
  • bus shuttles will provide accessible service at the curb

The Sunset Tunnel Trackway Improvement Project includes track and infrastructure replacements inside the Sunset Tunnel, located between Cole Valley and Duboce Triangle, Transit Signal Priority (TSP) upgrades for nine intersections along the N Judah line and construction of two accessible platforms at Judah Street and 28th Avenue. The TSP work takes place concurrently with the Sunset Tunnel construction scheduled for weekends only. Construction of the accessible platforms at Judah Street and 28th Avenue was successfully completed in March 2015.

UPDATE: Transbay Terminal Construction

Saturday, February 13:  Construction work for the Transbay Terminal will resume and will require a partial or full closure of Beale Street between Mission and Howard streets.

On Saturday, from 5 a.m. through end of service, the closure will require bus reroutes and change of bus stop for some Muni bus routes.  The following Muni routes will be affected:

  • 5 Fulton (detour and stop change)
  • 7 Haight/Noriega (detour, no stop change)
  • 5R Fulton Rapid (detour and stop change)
  • 38 Geary (detour, no stop change)
  • 38R Geary Rapid (detour, no stop change)
  • 41 Union (detour and stop change)

On Sunday, February 14, all times, work on overhead wires will require detour and change of bus stop within the area of the Temporary Transbay Terminal for the 5 Fulton Muni route.

ONGOING:  Safer Market Street  - Turn Restrictions

Enforcement of turn restrictions on Market Street between 3rd and 8th streets has been in effect.  The Safer Market Street project supports the city’s Vision Zero goal of eliminating all traffic fatalities by improving safety conditions and reducing conflicts for all road users.

Locations where turn restrictions are enforced are indicated on the turn restriction notice.

Note:  With the temporary reopening of Ellis Street to eastbound traffic, private vehicles are prohibited from turning onto Market Street from Ellis Street, instead cars will proceed straight onto 4th Street from Ellis Street. Muni, paratransit, bicycles, taxis, commercial and emergency vehicles are exempt from the turn restrictions.

For more project details, please visit https://www.sfmta.com/safermarketst.