SFMTA Transit and Traffic Advisory for Thursday, July 18, through Wednesday, July 24, 2024

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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) releases the following upcoming event-related traffic and transit impacts for this week from Thursday, July 18 through Wednesday, July 24, 2024.

For real-time updates, follow us on https://twitter.com/sfmta_muni or visit SFMTA.com/EmailText to sign up for real-time text messages or email alerts. For details of Muni re-routes, visit SFMTA.com/Updates. This website will be updated when it is closer to the event date. For additional notifications and agency updates, subscribe to our blog, Moving SF for daily or weekly updates.

Heart of the Richmond District Night Market

Saturday, July 20: The second of a series of four family-friendly night markets will take place in the Richmond District on Saturday, July 20, from 4 to 8 p.m. This event will repeat on the following Saturdays: Aug. 17 and Sept. 21.

Clement Street between 22nd and 25th avenues will be closed from Noon to 11 p.m., Saturday. All intersections will remain open.

There will be no impact on Muni service.

Sunday Streets Excelsior

Sunday, July 21: The first Sunday Streets event in 2024 will be held in the Excelsior neighborhood. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is put on by Livable City with sponsorship and support from SFMTA and other City agencies to promote active lifestyles and bicycle and pedestrian activities. These events will close streets to automobile traffic and turn them over for bicycle and pedestrian activities. For event details visit: www.sundaystreetssf.com/excelsior.

The following streets will be required from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.:

  • Mission Street between Theresa Street and Geneva Avenue
  • Cotter Street between Mission Street and Alemany Boulevard
  • Francis Street between Mission Street and Alemany Boulevard
  • Santa Rosa Avenue between Mission Street and Alemany Boulevard
  • Onondaga Avenue between Mission Street and Alemany Boulevard
  • Seneca Avenue between Mission Street and Alemany Boulevard
  • Ocean Avenue between Persia Avenue and Mission Street

The following Intersections will be closed from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.:

  • Amazon Avenue at Mission Street
  • Seneca Avenue at Mission Street
  • Italy Avenue at Mission Street (local access for Safeway parking lot only)
  • France Avenue at Mission Street
  • Onondaga Avenue at Mission Street
  • Russia Avenue at Mission Street
  • Leo Street at Mission Street
  • Ruth Street at Mission Street
  • Persia Avenue at Mission Street
  • San Juan Avenue at Mission Street
  • Norton Street at Mission Street
  • Brazil Avenue at Mission Street
  • Harrington Street at Mission Street
  • Santa Rosa Avenue at Mission Street
  • Excelsior Avenue at Mission Street
  • Francis Street at Mission Street
  • Cotter Street at Mission Street

The following Muni routes will be affected: 14 Mission; 14R Mission Rapid; 49 Van Ness/Mission and 52 Excelsior.

The 29 Sunset Muni route may experience delays as it crosses the event area.


NEW: Twin Peaks Tunnel Closure for Upgrades

Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21: Twin Peaks Tunnel will be closed for tunnel repairs. Train service for the K Ingleside and M Ocean View lines will be replaced by bus shuttles. J Church, N Judah and T Third trains will not be affected.

During the closure:

  • West Portal and Forest Hill stations will be closed all day, Customers can use K, L or M bus shuttle substitutions on the surface.
  • M Buses and K Buses will run between Balboa Park and Church stations, including stops at West Portal, Forest Hill, Castro and Church.
  • L Buses will be extended to run between San Francisco Zoo and Church Street, including stops at West Portal, Forest Hill, Castro and Church.
  • S Shuttle trains will run extra service between Castro and Embarcadero stations, serving all stations in between.
  • J, N and T trains will run as usual. Transfer between underground Muni Metro trains and K, L and M buses at Church or Castro stations.

This is the second of three planned tunnel closures this summer. For additional information, visit SFMTA.com/TunnelClosure.

UPDATE: L Taraval Improvement Project—Segment B

The L Taraval Improvement Project is a multi-agency collaboration to improve safety, accessibility, and transit reliability, and to rehabilitate aging rails, utility lines and roadway pavement along the L Taraval line between Sunset Boulevard and 15th Avenue and on Ulloa Street near West Portal.

The L Taraval Improvement Project is on track to be completed this fall. The most disruptive work to replace sewer, water, rail lines, streetbase and repaving the entire corridor has been completed.

We are completing installation of boarding islands with rails and tiles, and adding landscaping, artwork and safety features such as high-visibility crosswalks.

The Overhead Contact System (OCS) lines have been energized for testing of trains and workers are in the area testing ground conduits and infrastructure to accommodate trains. If you are driving or working in the area, please stay alert around trains and crews during testing.

To ensure the safety of the public, a permit is required for any contractors that are planning to work within 10 feet of the overhead wires. Please reach out to the project team with any questions: LTaravalProject@SFMTA.com or 415.646.2379.

Construction work is being performed at the following locations:

Taraval Street

  • 16th, 17th, 23rd, 25th, 27th, 29th, 31st, 32nd, 33rd, 36th avenues: Install and paint guard rails, pavers and landscaping in planters in boarding islands
  • 19th to 36th avenues: Removal of trees and stump grinding and tree planting


  • Forest side to 15th avenues: Tree planting

Train Testing (anticipated)

  • Monday, July 22 to Friday, August 2, 2024: Mock Service testing to check and adjust overhead lines

The following L Taraval bus stops are being relocated temporarily during construction:

  • L Taraval Bus / L Special / L Owl (Present to Fall 2024)
    • Inbound
      • From Taraval Street and 15th Avenue to the southeast side of the intersection

For additional project details, visit SFMTA.com/LTaravalProject. For construction updates from Monday, Monday, July 15 through Saturday, July 27, 2024, visit the Project Update page.


Masks Recommended

Masks are no longer required, but are encouraged in any SFMTA facilities, transit hubs or on vehicles including Muni buses, streetcars, light rail vehicles or cable cars or in taxis or on paratransit.

ONGOING: Essential Trip Card Discount Program

The SFMTA’s program, Essential Trip Card (ETC) Program, assists people with disabilities and older adults to make essential trips using taxis. The program provides two to three round trips at an 80% discount per month, i.e. rider pays $6 to receive a value of $30 or pays $12 to receive a $60 value. If essential needs require it, riders may receive additional value up to $120 of taxi service per month.

To qualify for the program, customer must be either age 65 or older or an adult with disabilities. Eligible adults may apply for the ETC program by calling the Paratransit Mobility Management office at 415-351-7053. Staff are available weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. Visit https://www.sfmta.com/etc for additional details and for a list of San Francisco taxi companies, visit https://www.sfmta.com/taxi/directory.

SFMTA’s Shop-a-Round program which offers registered seniors and people with disabilities personalized assistance and rides to and from grocery stores and farmers markets is available as well. For more information, visit https://www.sfmta.com/shop-round.