SFMTA Transit and Traffic Advisory for Thursday, June 6, 2024 through Wednesday, June 12, 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, June 6 through Wednesday, June 12, 2024.

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Juneteenth Parade

Saturday, June 8: The Juneteenth Parade will begin at 11 a.m. and proceed from the assembly area at Spear Street and Market Street west along Market Street to Hyde Street, will then turn off to Grove Street and finally disband at Civic Center Plaza. There will be an event in Civic Center after the parade. The parade is estimated to finish at 1 p.m. For additional information, visit www.sfcjuneteenth.org.

There will be a street closure on Grove Street between Polk and Larkin streets from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. to support the event in Civic Center Plaza.

The following Muni routes will be affected: 2 Sutter; 5 Fulton; 6 Haight-Parnassus; 7 Haight-Noriega, 8 Bayshore; 9 San Bruno; 12 Folsom-Pacific; 14 Mission; 14R Mission Rapid; 15 Bayview-Hunter’s Point Express; 19 Polk; 21 Hayes; 27 Bryant; 30 Stockton; 31 Balboa; 38 Geary; 38R Geary Rapid; 45 Union/Stockton; F Market/Wharves; Early Morning K Bus and L-Owl.

Outer Sunset Merchant & Professional Association Special Event

Saturday, June 8: The Outer Sunset Merchant and Professional Association special event will take place in the Sunset District on Saturday, June 8. Event hours will be from Noon to 5 p.m.

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

  • Irving Street between 19th and 22nd avenues
  • Intersections will be closed at: 20th and 21st avenues on Irving Street

There will be no impact on Muni service.

Larkin Street Roadway Shared Space

Saturday, June 8: A shared space closure to provide outdoor space for Tenderloin residents and business to work the economic recovery for the neighborhood will take place on Larkin Street on Saturday.

To facilitate the closure, Larkin Street between Eddy and O’Farrell streets will be closed from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The 19 Polk Muni route will be rerouted.

Heart of the Richmond District Night Market

Saturday, June 8: A series of four family-friendly night markets will take place in the Richmond District. The first event will take place on Saturday, June 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. This event will take place on the following Saturdays: July 20; 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.

PTO San Francisco Stop at the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon

Saturday, June 8: For the first time of this year, the annual “Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon” on Sunday will be preceded by another triathlon being put on in conjunction with the Professional Triathletes Organization (PTO). The PTO Triathlon is equivalent to the PGA, LPGA and ATP, a membership-based organization of the World.

The race will begin at 6 a.m. on the City Cruises ship in the San Francisco Bay between the piers and the island of Alcatraz with 2K (1.2M) swim to the Marina Green Beach adjacent to the St. Francis Yacht Club. The 80K (50M) bike course will be five loops going out the Presidio making a turnaround on El Camino Del Mar at 30th Avenue. The 18K (11M) run course will have three loops between the Marina Green and the Warming Hut.

The following street closures will be required from 3 to 11 a.m., Saturday, though lifted as quickly as possible as the race passes through, local access is being maintained:

  • El Camino Del Mar between Lincoln Boulevard (Land’s End/Legion of Honor and The Presidio)
  • 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th and 30th avenues between El Camino Del Mar and Lake Street
  • 29th Avenue between Lake Street and McLaren Avenue
  • McLaren Avenue between El Camino Del Mar and 28th Avenue
  • Marina Boulevardd between Lyon and Fillmore streets

The 29 Sunset and 30 Stockton Muni routes will be affected.

Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon

Sunday, June 9: The annual “Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon” will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a swim from a barge off Alcatraz into the beach next to the St. Francis Yacht Club. For event details, visit www.escapealcatraztri.com.

Bike riders will leave Marina Green, then bike into the Presidio to the Great Highway through Golden Gate Park and back to the Marina for the run to Baker Beach and back to the finish line on Marina Green.

The northernmost lanes of Marina Boulevard between Scott and Lyon streets will be closed between 3 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The following street closures will be implemented from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m., though lifted as quickly as possible as the race passes through, with local access being maintained:

  • El Camino del Mar between Lincoln Boulevard and Lincoln Park
  • 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, and 32nd avenues between El Camino del Mar and Lake Street
  • McLaren Avenue between El Camino del Mar and 28th Avenue
  • Clement Street between 34th Avenue and Seal Rock Drive
  • 34th, 35th, 36th, 37th, 38th, 39th and 40th avenues between Geary Boulevard and Clement Street
  • 41st, 42nd, 43rd, 44th, and 45th avenues between Point Lobos Avenue and Clement Street
  • Seal Rock Drive between 45th Avenue and El Camino del Mar
  • 45th Avenue, Alta Mar Way and El Camino del Mar between Point Lobos Avenue and Seal Rock Drive
  • Point Lobos Avenue between El Camino del Mar and Great Highway

The following Muni routes will be affected by the triathlon: 18 46th Avenue; 29 Sunset; 30 Stockton; 38 Geary and 38R Geary Rapid.

San Francisco Giants Baseball Games

Monday, June 10 through Wednesday, June 12: The San Francisco Giants will play three home games at the ballpark. Listed below are start times for these games:

  • Three games against the Houston Astros: 1) 6:45 p.m., Monday, June 10; 2) 6:45 p.m., Tuesday, June 11 and 3) 6:45 p.m., Wednesday, June 12.

Street Closures

To accommodate events that will take place at the ballpark, the following street closures will be enforced:

  • Two and a half hours before the opening pitch, the SFMTA will close eastbound King Street between 3rd and 2nd streets to vehicle traffic. King Street will reopen after first pitch until the seventh inning.
  • From the seventh inning until post-game traffic dies down, the SFMTA will again close eastbound King Street between 3rd and 2nd streets to vehicle traffic in order to reduce congestion on city streets.
  • Additionally, the northbound portion of the 4th Street Bridge (Peter R. Maloney Bridge) will be closed to all traffic except Muni, taxis and bicycles during the post-game period.

Taxi Stands

  • 2nd Street, west side, between Brannan and King Streets
  • 2nd Street, east side, between Townsend and King Streets
  • 3rd Street, west side, north of King Street

Special Event Parking Rates

During baseball games and other major events with more than 10,000 expected attendees at the ballpark, parking meters close to the ballpark will charge a special event rate of $10 per hour. These rates help reduce congestion and keep parking spots available in the neighborhoods near the ballpark, discouraging circling for free or cheap parking. Start times for special event rates vary based on the start time of the event. More information on special event parking regulations can be found on www.sfmta.com/special-event-parking.

For additional details and about transportation to ballpark, visit www.sfmta.com/oracle-park.

Pulse Night Club Memorial

Wednesday, June 12: In memorial of the victims of the Pulse nightclub mass shooting, there will be an event in Jane Warner Plaza on from 3 to 7 p.m.

The plaza will be closed for Muni between 3 and 7 p.m.

The F Market & Wharves Muni line will be impacted.

Events at Chase Center

Wednesday, June 12: Performance by Janet Jackson will take place. The show will start at 8 p.m. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

Supplemental Muni Service

  • Muni will operate supplemental 78X Arena Express service.
  • Pre-event express shuttle service from 16th Street BART Station to Chase Center will start two and a half hours before each game/event and will end one hour after game/event starts.
  • Post-event express shuttle service from Chase Center on 16th Street to 16th Street BART Station will run until the area clears.

Special Event Parking Rates

During basketball games and other major events with more than 10,000 expected attendees at the arena, parking meters close to the arena will charge a special event rate of $10 per hour. These rates help reduce congestion and keep parking spots available in the neighborhoods near the arena, discouraging circling for free or cheap parking. Start times for special event rates vary based on the start time of the event. More information on special event parking regulations can be found on www.sfmta.com/special-event-parking.

Street Closures

To accommodate events that will take place at the arena, the following street closures will be enforced two hours before and one hour after each event:

  • 16th Street between 3rd Street and Terry Francois Boulevard
  • Warriors Way between 3rd Street and Terry Francois Boulevard
  • Northbound 3rd Street between 16th Street and Warriors Way will also be closed approximately 30 minutes before and 45 minutes after an event.
  • Only local access will be allowed on Northbound Illinois Street between Mariposa and 16th streets.

No Parking Zone

To facilitate loading and pick up for Muni customers and patrons, NO PARKING will be in effect at these locations during events:

  • 16th Street between 3rd Street and Terry Francois Boulevard
  • Warriors Way between 3rd Street and Terry Francois Boulevard
  • Between the 500 and 700 blocks of Terry Francois Boulevard (TFB)

Taxi Stands

There is one taxi stand located on southbound Terry Francois Boulevard.

Ramp Taxis should use the loading zone on eastbound Warriors Way at Bridgeview Way.

Additional Passenger Loading

  • 4th Street which connects to Chase Center via Gene Friend Way pedestrian path which cuts through UCSF campus.
  • Owens Street connects to Chase Center via Gene Friend Way pedestrian path which cuts through UCSF campus.

For details about transportation to the Chase Center, including Muni service and connections from the Bay Area transit system to Muni, visit SFMTA.com/ChaseCenter.

For additional details and about transportation to ballpark, visit www.sfmta.com/chase-center.

CONSTRUCTION WORK AND OTHER UPDATES

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.

Work to replace sewer, water, rail lines and streetbase has been completed. Construction work continues to install boarding islands with accessible curb ramps, handrails and pavers.

The most disruptive work is nearly complete. Work to replace sewer, water, rail lines, streetbase and repaving the entire corridor has been completed. Construction continues with installing boarding islands with accessible curb ramps, handrails, pavers and landscaping. Curve track replacement work at 46th Avenue is expected to be completed by Friday, June 7. The remaining work includes testing trains along the new trackway, installing boarding islands, landscaping, trees and artwork.

Work to replace the Overhead Contact System (OCS) that powers the trains are complete. Beginning on Friday, May 31, workers are preparing the area for re-energizing overhead lines, ground conduits and infrastructure to accommodate testing of the trains. People who are driving or working in the area should stay alert while working on preparing and initiating preliminary train 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 performed and at locations:

Taraval Street

  • 15th Avenue: Preparation for planting, tree and stump removal
  • 17th, 18th, 19th, 21st, 28th and 30th avenues: Traffic signal installation, boarding islands prepare and paint railings, and crosswalk striping
  • 21st to 22nd avenues; 22nd to 24th avenues; and 35th to 36th avenues: Boarding island pavers
  • 46th Avenue Track Work: Paving

Nighttime work is scheduled from Sunday through Friday, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sundays through Fridays

  • Ulloa Street between 15th and Forest Side avenues and Taraval Street between 15th and 36th avenues: Upgrade the Overhead Contact System (OCS). Work is expected to be completed in June 2024.

The L Bus now runs between West Portal and the SF Zoo. Customers can transfer to a train at West Portal Station to travel downtown. An interactive bus reroute map with temporary bus stop relocations citywide during construction can be found on Interactive Bus Reroute.

During construction, the L Taraval bus stops are being relocated. The inbound bus stop at Taraval Street and 15th Avenue has been relocated across the intersection until fall 2024.

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, June 3 through Saturday, June 15, 2024, visit the Project Update page.

ONGOING

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.

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