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SFMTA Weekend Transit and Traffic Advisory

Thursday, June 14, 2018
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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) releases the following upcoming event-related traffic and transit impacts for this weekend, Friday, June 15 through Wednesday, June 20, 2018. 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, 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, visit http://www.sfmta.com/news/alerts.  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.

For more information on using Clipper on Muni, please visit clippercard.com/muni.

North Beach Festival

Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17:  The 64th annual North Beach Festival will take place in the North Beach District.  Event will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., each day.

For more details, please visit http://www.sresproductions.com/events/north-beach-festival/.

The following street closures will be required from 12:01 a.m., Saturday to midnight, Sunday:

  • Columbus Avenue between Broadway and Green Street
  • Grant Avenue between Columbus Avenue and Filbert Street
  • Green Street between Grant and Columbus avenues
  • Vallejo Street between Grant Avenue and Stockton Street
  • Intersections: Vallejo and Green streets at Grant Avenue, Grant Avenue at Columbus Avenue

The following Muni routes will be affected:  8 Bayshore; 30 Stockton; 39 Coit; and 45 Union/Stockton.

Juneteenth Celebration

Saturday, June 16:  The Juneteenth Celebration will take place on Fillmore Street between Golden Gate Avenue and Geary Boulevard from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more event details, please visit http://www.sfjuneteenth.com/.

The following street closures for the celebration will be required from 1 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday:

  • Fillmore Street between Geary Boulevard and Golden Gate Avenue
  • O’Farrell Street between Fillmore and Steiner streets
  • Intersections of O’Farrell and Fillmore streets

The following Muni routes will be affected on Saturday:  5 Fulton; 22 Fillmore; 31 Balboa; 38 Geary and 38R Geary Rapid.

Juneteenth Parade

Saturday, June 16:  The Juneteenth Parade will begin at 11 a.m. starting from the African American Art and Cultural Complex on Fulton Street. It will proceed east on Fulton, then north on Laguna Street and west on Turk Street.  The parade will disband on Turk Street between Fillmore and Steiner streets. The parade is estimated to finish at 1 p.m.

The following Muni routes will be affected:  5 Fulton and 22 Fillmore.

San Francisco Giants Baseball Game and Transportation Options

Monday, June 18 through Wednesday, June 20:  The San Francisco Giants will play three home games at AT&T Park Miami Marlins:  1)  7:15 p.m., Monday; 2)  7:15 p.m., Tuesday; and 3)  12:45 p.m., Wednesday.

For more event details, please visit http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com.

Muni Service to AT&T Park

The following Muni service will be available to and from the event:  E Embarcadero; T Third; N Judah; Metro Ballpark Shuttles; 10 Townsend; 30 Stockton; 45 Union and 47 Van Ness.

The SFMTA will provide additional train service of Metro “ballpark shuttles” to the existing N Judah and T Third service to the ballpark.

Options for Buying Muni Tickets

Muni Ticket Sales

  • Muni customers can purchase one-way Muni transfers at the AT&T Park ticket windows located at 2nd and King streets and Willie Mays Plaza. Transfers will be sold from two hours before the game until the game begins, and again from the beginning of the 7th inning until 30 minutes after the game ends.
  • Baseball fans transferring from BART may purchase round trip Muni transfer tickets at the Embarcadero Station two and a half hours prior to the start time of the game.
  • Transfers will be valid for up to two hours after the end of event.

Muni Ticket Sales - In Person

Muni customers may purchase their fare in advance on-board vehicles and at any Muni ticket vending machine.

Use of Clipper® Card

Event participants are encouraged to use Clipper® Card to get to AT&T Park. Customers using Bay Area public transportation systems are strongly encouraged to purchase their fares in advance or use Clipper® Card to attend the event. Customers using a Clipper Card receive 50 cents off an adult single ride when transferring to Muni from BART, Golden Gate Ferry and Transit, and San Francisco Bay Ferry routes (Oakland-Alameda, Harbor Bay and Vallejo). Golden Gate Ferry and Transit and San Francisco Bay Ferry provide the same discount on return trips.

To learn more about transfer discounts, please visit transfer discounts.

For more information on using Clipper on Muni, please visit clippercard.com/muni.

Purchase Muni Fare using MuniMobile

Event participants may use MuniMobile, an official SFMTA app, to save time by instantly buying tickets for Muni bus, rail, cable car, and paratransit services on their iPhone and Android devices. Tickets can be purchased through a credit/debit card or PayPal account for individual or multiple riders on one smartphone. Customers can buy tickets ahead of time and activate when they are ready to ride - with MuniMobile, your phone is your fare.

Purchase Single Ride Muni Fare Electronically

Muni customers who purchase fares in advance using a Clipper® Card or use the official SFMTA app, MuniMobile, can save 25 cents per trip.  A single ride fare on Muni is good for 90 minutes of travel, whether it be on a single route or a trip with multiple transfers across buses and light rail.

For more details visit https://www.sfmta.com/getting-around/transit/fares-passes/single-rides-transfers.

Other Transportation to AT&T Park

Taxi Service

Temporary taxi stands for the event will be in place at the following locations:

  • East side of 2nd Street between King and Townsend streets, seven spaces
  • West side of 2nd street between King and Townsend streets, two spaces
  • West side of 2nd street between Townsend and Brannan streets, five spaces
  • West side of 3rd street between King and Townsend streets, five spaces

Transbay Service

Event participants can also take a ferry to AT&T Park:

Ferry will depart promptly 30 minutes after the final out.

For directions going to AT&T Park by various means of transportation, please visit the Giants website at http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com.

For regional transit information for BART, Caltrain and the ferries as well as traffic, please go to www.511.org.

Special Event Parking Rates

During baseball games and other events at AT&T Park, parking meters close to the ballpark will charge a special event rate of $7 per hour. These rates help make more parking spots available in South Beach and Mission Bay and help reduce congestion by discouraging circling for free or cheap parking near the ballpark.

For more information and a map of the special event rate area, please visit https://www.sfmta.com/getting-around/drive-park/demand-responsive-pricing/event-pricing-evening-metering.

Garage Parking

If public transit is not a preferred option to attend the event, participants may consider parking in the City’s garages at Moscone Center Garage located at 255 3rd Street or at Fifth & Mission Parking Garage located at 833 Mission Street.  Both garages are about 15-20 minute walk from AT&T Park.  Parking at these garages will be available in the afternoon and evening on most days.  Rates listed are per hour:

Moscone Center Garage*

  • Noon to 3 p.m.:                     $5.50
  • 3 to 6 p.m.:                             $2.00
  • 6 p.m. to Closing:                 $1.00

*Garage closes at 9 p.m., Sunday; at 12 a.m., Monday through Thursday; and at 2:30 a.m., Friday and Saturday.  For more details, visit Moscone Center Garage.

Fifth & Mission Parking Garage**

  • 6 a.m. to Noon:                     $3.00
  • Noon to 6 p.m.:                     $4.00
  • 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.:                    $3.00

**Garage is open 24/7.  For more details, visit Fifth & Mission / Yerba Buena Garage.

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.

For details about transit service to AT&T Park, including connections from Bay Area transit systems to Muni, please visit http://www.sfmta.com/getting-around/destinations/att-park.

For more event details, please visit http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com.

CONSTRUCTION WORK AND OTHER UPDATES

UPDATE:  Twin Peaks Tunnel Improvements Project

REMINDER:  Beginning Monday, June 25, the Twin Peaks Tunnel will be closed for approximately two months.  With 100 years of service under its belt, the Twin Peaks Tunnel is in need of extensive interior work to continue to operate safety and reliably for years to come. The tunnel's infrastructure, including the tracks, walls and drainage systems, must be maintained in a timely manner to keep up with the demands of the Muni system. Along with replacing the tracks, seismic reinforcements is needed for better protection of the tunnel's overall structure and stability.

This Weekend, Friday, June 15 through Sunday, June 17:  There will be preparatory work taking place inside Twin Peaks Tunnel ahead of the summer closure.  In order to allow this vital work to take place, West Portal and Forest Hill stations will be closed early on Friday and Saturday nights.  Buses will run in place of K, L and M lines during closure of the Twin Peaks Tunnel.

Note 1:  Transit plan for this weekend is different from the one that will be in place during the approximate two month closure this summer.

Note 2:  Regular Metro service will operate with usual schedule during the weekend for SF Pride events, Saturday, 23 and Sunday, 24.

Friday, June 15 through Sunday, June 17:

  • K, L and M bus substitution will take place from 11 p.m., Friday, June 15 through 9 a.m., Saturday, June 16; and from 11 p.m., Saturday, June 16 to 9 a.m., Sunday, June 17
  • Train service will operate with usual schedule, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Friday and Saturday nights, 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.:
    • K, L and M buses will service all stops
    • Owl bus service will run as normal
  • Saturday and Sunday mornings, 5 to 9 a.m.:
  • Going Inbound
  • L Taraval:  L buses will service all stops from San Francisco Zoo to Embarcadero
  • K Ingleside:  Ride a K bus to West Portal Station and transfer to L or KLM bus
  • M Ocean View:  Ride an M bus to West Portal Station and transfer to L or KLM bus
  • Going Outbound
  • L Taraval:  L or KLM bus will service all stops from Embarcadero to San Francisco Zoo
  • K Ingleside:  Ride L or KLM bus to West Portal Station and transfer to K bus
  • M Ocean View:  Ride L or KLM bus to West Portal Station and transfer to M bus

Customers can board all buses at Muni Shuttle route stops designated with a “Muni Metro Shuttle” yellow half-moon sign.

For further details on shuttle stop locations, visit sfmta.com/twinpeaks.

UPDATE:  Van Ness Improvement Project

The Van Ness Improvement Project is a civic improvement project that will bring San Francisco’s first Bus Rapid Transit system. To maximize the benefits of construction, the City will also be replacing major utilities including water, sewer and emergency firefighting water systems.  Work will also be done to repave Van Ness Avenue, enhance streetlights and landscaping, and install new sidewalk lighting and rain gardens.

Traffic lanes on Van Ness Avenue have been shifted to create two construction zones for upcoming utility work.  Because some of this work requires reducing Van Ness Avenue to one lane in each direction, some work is limited to nighttime hours.  Neighbors will be notified of night noise 72-hours in advance of night work.

Friday, June 15, between the hours of 8 p.m. and 7 a.m.:

  • Lombard Avenue: Crews are scheduled to work on sewer main installation. Disruptive noise is expected.
  • Between Lombard Avenue and Jackson Street: Crews are scheduled to prepare the area for upcoming sewer work.
  • Union Street: Crews are scheduled to work on water main installation. Disruptive noise is expected.
  • Clay Street: Crews are scheduled to pothole to confirm underground utilities for upcoming sewer work.
  • Between Bush and Sutter streets: Crews are scheduled to pothole to confirm underground utilities for upcoming sewer work.
  • Between Golden Gate Avenue and McAllister Street: Crews are scheduled to work on updating the emergency firefighting water system. Disruptive noise is expected.
  • Between Grove and Mission streets: Crews are scheduled to pothole to confirm underground utilities for upcoming sewer work.

Neighbors are advised to anticipate construction-related noise, as crews work diligently to complete necessary night work.

For more project details and the latest construction updates, please visit sfmta.com/vanness.

UPDATE:  Central Subway Project

Sidewalk and pavement renovation work may occur on the south side of the 4th and Brannan streets intersection.  This may affect vehicular and pedestrian traffic through that part of the intersection.  Construction of the 4th and Brannan streets surface station platform is ongoing.  Until further notice, traffic reroutes will remain in effect.

Sewer replacement work continues at night at 4th and Howard streets. Work hours are from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Two through lanes are in place southbound 4th Street. Westbound traffic on Howard Street may be impacted.  Utility work on Folsom Street between 4th and 5th streets may occur between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., reducing Folsom Street to two lanes on this block.

One lane on the south side of Ellis Street is open at all times for eastbound traffic.  The parking garage between Ellis and O’Farrell is accessible on the north side of Ellis Street.  Street restoration work is continuing on the north side of the intersection of Ellis and Stockton streets.

Washington Street between Stockton Street and Trenton Alley is under a long-term temporary closure to vehicular traffic as station construction continues.  Pedestrian access to Washington Street between Stockton Street and Trenton Alley remains open.

The Central Subway project is the first underground line to link the north and south corridors of the city, and will provide a direct connection to major retail, sporting and cultural venues while efficiently transporting people to jobs, educational opportunities and other amenities throughout San Francisco.

For project updates, please visit:
https://www.sfmta.com/projects-planning/projects/central-subway-project

UPDATE:  M Ocean View Safety and Transit Improvement Project

The M Ocean View Improvement Project will repair vital transit infrastructure and improve safety for people who walk and use Muni on 19th Avenue.  The improvements include installing vehicle safety measures at the trackway entrances, replacing the rail and upgrading traffic signals.  Temporary lane shifts are now active in the area and drivers are advised that travel times may increase.

For more project details, visit www.sfmta.com/mon19thavenue.

ONGOING:  UCSF Mission Bay Arena Platform Project

In anticipation of the new Golden State Warriors’ Chase Center and growth in the Mission Bay, the SFMTA is constructing a new center platform along 3rd Street between South and 16th streets.  This new, larger platform will service both the inbound and outbound trains and greatly expand transit capacity in preparation for large crowds.

For project updates, visit:
https://www.sfmta.com/projects/ucsf-mission-bay-arena-platform-upgrade.

ONGOING:  Construction of Mission Bay Loop

The SFMTA has resumed construction on 18th, 19th and Illinois streets, the project is expected to be completed in late 2018.

The Mission Bay Loop is a key component for San Francisco’s T Third rail line and is critical to operating the T Third Central Subway service plan. The loop provides turn-around capabilities for the T Third Street light rail line via a connection of trackway from 3rd Street to 18th, Illinois and 19th streets, which will allow the SFMTA to operate the necessary service levels needed to support current and planned growth within the eastern portion of San Francisco.

Traffic, including travelling by bike, may be affected by the construction work.  All work areas will be clearly marked and there will be flaggers to help direct traffic.

In order to conduct the work, parking on both sides including along the historical Crane Cove Park fence (east side of Illinois Street) will be removed 24 hours, 7 days a week from 18th to 19th and Illinois streets for the duration of the project.

Traffic lanes traveling both north and south will remain open and there will be flaggers posted to help direct traffic. The northbound bike lane will be converted to a shared roadway.  Expect minor delays when traveling around and through the construction area.

Local access to properties along the project site will be maintained.  Sewer work is scheduled to be completed by summer 2018.

For project details or to sign up to receive project updates, please visit:

https://www.sfmta.com/missionbayloop.

UPDATE:  Muni Rail Rehabilitation Project

Since Monday, May 14 and continuing for about six weeks, N Judah track maintenance work will take place at the intersection of 11th Avenue and Judah Street. During construction, the N Judah rail service will operate without interruption.  While Judah Street remains open, vehicular traffic along 11th Avenue at Judah Street will be detoured.

Work hours are from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Neighbors can expect noise during construction.  To accommodate vital materials and equipment, about six parking spaces will be unavailable near the job site.

ONGOING:  Polk Streetscape Project

The Polk Streetscape Project is an effort to create a safer, more vibrant corridor for all residents of San Francisco. In addition to increasing safety for everyone traveling on Polk Street, this project will incorporate new lighting, landscaping and street infrastructure. The project is anticipated to be completed in six segments, with construction taking approximately 24 months to complete. General work hours will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Construction began since October 2016 with sewer work on North Point Street, from Polk to Larkin streets.

San Francisco Public Works will be working to incorporate key safety, sewer and water utility infrastructure improvements and streetscape enhancements along Polk Street, from Beach to McAllister streets. Improvements also include: paving, ADA curb ramps installation, alleyway improvements, sidewalk bulb-outs and bus bulb-outs, traffic signal upgrades, street light upgrades and bicycle lane improvements.

Traffic/Transit Impact

  • At times, there may be temporary intersection or lane closures as crews perform work resulting in possible travel delays. Please plan to allow for extra travel time during construction due to possible delays.
  • Traffic will be routed around construction activity as necessary. Pedestrian pathways and access to driveways and commercial/residential buildings will be maintained at all times.

For more project details, please visit sfpublicworks.org/polk.

Upcoming Events

Trans March

Friday, June 22:  The annual Trans March will take place. Prior to the march, there will be a brunch and rally in Dolores Park. The march will start at 6 p.m. at Dolores and 18th streets and culminate at Turk and Taylor streets.

For more details, visit http://www.transmarch.org/.

More details to follow.

Dyke March

Saturday, June 23:  The 26th annual Dyke March and pre-event festivities at Dolores Park.

The march will begin at 5 p.m. and will proceed from Dolores Street along 18th Street to Valencia Street to 16th Street, Market Street, Castro Street, back onto 18th Street and end at Dolores Park.

For more details, visit http://www.thedykemarch.org/.

More details to follow.

San Francisco Pride Celebration

Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24:  From noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, the annual SF Pride Celebration will be held at the Civic Center Plaza. For details on weekend festivities, please visit http://www.sfpride.org/.

More details to follow.

San Francisco Pride Parade

Sunday, June 24:  The annual SF Pride Parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. from the lower Market Street formation area. The parade will commence at Market and Beale streets and proceed west on Market Street to Hyde and 8th streets, where it will disband on 8th Street.

More details to follow.

San Francisco Giants Baseball Games

Monday, June 21 through Thursday, June 28:  The San Francisco Giants will play seven home games at AT&T Park.  Listed below are opposing teams and start times for these games:

Thursday, June 21 through Sunday, June 24:  Four games against San Diego Padres:  1)  7:15 p.m., Thursday, June 21; 2)  7:15 p.m., Friday, June 22; 3)  1:05 p.m., Saturday, June 23; and 4)  1:05 p.m., Sunday, June 24.

Tuesday, June 26 through Thursday, June 28:  Three games against Colorado Rockies:  1)  7:15 p.m., Tuesday, June 26; 2)  7:15 p.m., Wednesday, June 27; and 3)  12:45 p.m., Thursday, June 28.

Sunday Parking

On Sunday, June 24, parking meters in the Special Event Zone near AT&T Park will be enforced.

For details about transit service to AT&T Park, including connections from Bay Area transit systems to Muni, visit http://www.sfmta.com/getting-around/destinations/att-park.

For more event details, visit http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com.

More details of transportation options to follow.

 

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