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SFMTA Weekend Transit and Traffic Advisory For Saturday, August 24, 2019

Thursday, August 22, 2019

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) releases the following upcoming event-related traffic and transit impacts for this weekend, from Saturday, August 24 through next Tuesday, August 27, 2019.

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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.

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Bridge to Bridge Run

Sunday, August 25: The 5K and 12K Bridge to Bridge Run will begin at 8 a.m. from Embarcadero Plaza (formerly Justin Herman Plaza). For event details, visit http://www.bridgetobridge.com/.

The following street closures will be required:

  • From 7:15 to 8:30 a.m.
    • The Embarcadero (northbound) between Mission and Washington streets
    • The Embarcadero (northbound) between Washington and Jefferson streets
  • From 8 to 9 a.m.
    • Jefferson Street between The Embarcadero and Hyde Street
    • Jefferson Street between Hyde Street and western terminus
  • From 8 to 9:15 a.m.
    • Van Ness Avenue between Muni turnaround and the pier
  • From 8 to 9:30 a.m.
    • Laguna Street between Bay Street and Marina Boulevard
  • From 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    • Marina Boulevard (westbound curb and parking lanes only) between Laguna Street and Marina Gate

Traffic will be re-routed around the run.

The following Muni lines and routes will be affected: F Market and 39 Coit.

San Francisco Giants Baseball Games

Monday, August 26 through Saturday, August 31: The San Francisco Giants will play five home games at the ballpark.

  • Monday, August 26 through Tuesday, August 27: Two games against the Arizona Diamondback: 1) 6:45 p.m., Monday; and 2) 6:45 p.m., Tuesday.
  • Thursday, August 29 through Saturday, August 31: Three games against the San Diego Padres: 1) 6:45 p.m., Thursday; 2) 7:15 p.m., Friday; and 3) 6:05 p.m., Saturday.

For detail on parking conditions during this period and transit options to the ballpark, visit www.sfgiants.com/transportation.

For details about transportation to the ballpark, including connections from Bay Area transit system to Muni, visit https://www.sfmta.com/places/oracle-park.

 

CONSTRUCTION WORK AND OTHER UPDATES

NEW: Bus Shuttles Substitute California Cable Car

Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25: To accommodate the dismantling of a construction crane by a private contractor at Powell and California streets, bus shuttles will substitute the California Cable Car during regular service hours on Saturday and Sunday. Regular cable car service will resume on Monday, August 26. During this bus substitution, the Powell-Hyde and Powell-Mason cable car lines will operate as usual.

Throughout the duration of bus substitution:

  • The bus shuttles will follow the California Line between Drumm Street and Van Ness Avenue picking up passengers at curbside cable car stops.
  • Service at the Terminal on Drumm Street will be unavailable. Customers may board buses at Drumm and California streets in front of the Hyatt Regency.
  • Inbound buses will terminate at California and Davis streets.
  • The stop on California and Powell streets will provide a transfer point to the Powell-Mason and Powell-Hyde cable cars.

Regular bus fare of $3 will apply on bus:

  • $3 for adults (age 19-64)
  • $1.50 for seniors (ages 65 and older), youth (5-18)
  • $1.50 for people with disabilities
  • All single ride fares paid for by cash or Clipper Card will receive the regular 2-hour transfer

UPDATE: L Taraval Improvement Project

The L Taraval Improvement Project will start construction in summer of 2019 to realize permanent and comprehensive safety components, along with repair and rehabilitation of aging sewer and water lines, worn rails, overhead wires, and roadways.

The project construction work is divided into two segments and overlaps in construction timeline:

  • Segment A focuses on the streets from San Francisco Zoo to Sunset Boulevard
  • Segment B will continue from Sunset Boulevard to West Portal
  • Planned for Spring 2020, train services will temporarily be substituted with bus shuttles during construction
  • The duration of the project is approximately three years

Since Thursday, August 15, traffic pattern on lower Great Highway between Ulloa and Santiago streets has been changed. Northbound travel lane on lower Great Highway has been rerouted to 48th Avenue for two blocks between Ulloa and Santiago streets. Southbound travel lane will continue on lower Great Highway as usual. This will be in effect until project completion in 2022.

Monday, August 26 to Friday, September 6: Construction crew will be performing sewer main replacement work on the northside of Taraval Street between 46th and 45th avenues. Work hours are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. There will be no construction work on Labor Day, Monday, September 2. Some parking spaces will be temporarily restricted in the construction zones and traffic lanes will be modified in the northbound lane during active work.

During construction hours, there are planned relocations of bus stops. Muni customers should look for “Board Here” signs nearby:

  • Thursday, August 29 to Thursday, September 26: Inbound 18 46th Avenue route at 46th Avenue and Taraval Street will be relocated to 46th Avenue & Santiago Street.
  • Monday, August 26 to Thursday, September 19: Inbound L Owl bus at Taraval Street & 46th Avenue will be relocated to Taraval Street and 45th Avenue.

For project details, visit sfmta.com/projects/LTaravalProject.

UPDATE: Townsend Corridor Improvement Project

Construction of new bike lanes, boarding islands, and sidewalks along Townsend Street from 4th to 8th streets is projected to last through the end of 2019. In August and September, most activity will be taking place on Townsend Street between 4th and 5th streets.

Beginning the first Saturday in September, the following Muni routes will see new stop locations in the vicinity of the Caltrain Station:

  • 10 Townsend
  • 47 Van Ness
  • 81X Caltrain Express
  • 82X Levi Plaza Express
  • 83X Mid-Market Express
  • 91 3rd Street/19th Avenue Owl
  • N Owl

For more information, visit: SFMTA.com/Townsend.

Access for people walking, biking, and driving will be maintained during construction. Signs on location will be regularly updated while crews work on the projects in sections throughout the corridor. Construction will generally occur between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday with some night and weekend work.

UPDATE: Van Ness Improvement Project

On Friday, August 23, between the hours of 8 p.m. and 7 a.m., crews are scheduled to conduct sewer work and water main replacement work at the following locations:

  • Van Ness at Broadway
  • Van Ness at Union Street
  • Van Ness at Golden Gate Avenue
  • Van Ness at McAllister Street

On Saturday, August 24, during the day, crews are scheduled to do sewer work at the following locations:

  • Van Ness at Union Street (intensive noise and vibration is expected)
  • Van Ness at Filbert Street (intensive noise and vibration is expected)

Because some work requires reducing Van Ness Avenue to one lane in each direction, some work is limited to nighttime hours. Construction scheduling is subject to change due to weather delays or unexpected field conditions. For more project details and the latest construction updates, visit sfmta.com/vanness.

UPDATE: Third Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Nighttime construction work is taking place between the hours of 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. This construction work is anticipated to continue nightly, Monday through Saturday, through 7 a.m., Friday October 4.

Since Sunday, July 7, crews have begun phase two of the rehabilitation work. Phase two construction work involves travel lane shifts and other adjustments to the roadway and work area. Vehicle and bicycle access via travel lanes across the bridge continue to be available in each direction, northbound and southbound (except during periods of full temporary bridge closures when the pending scope of work restricts access across the bridge for all vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic). Pedestrian access is available via the sidewalk along the eastern side of the bridge. People on bike may also choose to walk their bicycle along the pedestrian sidewalk as an alternative to riding across the bridge via the travel lane. Pedestrian access via the sidewalk along the western side of the bridge may be unavailable during different phases of upcoming work.

To facilitate ongoing rehabilitation activity, temporary full closure of the bridge will be implemented. During closure, all vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic will be restricted. The full bridge closure is scheduled for Thursday, August 15 until 2 p.m., Monday, August 26, 2019.

4th Street Bridge is open and access across the bridge is generally available throughout the Third Street Bridge closure. Please note that during peak commute hours (Monday through Friday, 7 to 10 a.m. and 3 to 7 p.m.), and at the discretion of parking control officers and SFPD, access may be temporarily restricted to clear congested traffic through the area and to allow trains through. Vehicles will be redirected to alternative detour routes.

Construction scheduling is subject to change due to rain or other weather delays, equipment breakdown, and/or unforeseen field conditions. Additional periods of short closures may be possible in September and October 2019, if necessary, to complete remaining rehabilitation work. Information will be shared closer to that period should additional closures seem necessary and details are finalized. Updates will be posted to the project webpage. For details about the project, the latest construction updates and suggested detour routes for pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicles, visit: www.sfpublicworks.org/thirdstreetbridge.

ONGOING: Early Subway Closure for Critical Maintenance

Since Monday, August 12 and continuing through Sunday, August 25, Muni subway between Embarcadero and West Portal will close early at 9:30 p.m. When the subway closes early, buses will run above ground to connect all stops, beginning at 9:30 p.m. through the normal end of train service at 1 a.m. OWL service will remain unchanged. Trains will start regular morning service each day. Trains and buses will operate according to this service plan:

  • Shuttle buses will serve all Muni Metro stops between Embarcadero/Brannan and St. Francis Circle
  • K/M – Train service between Balboa Park and St. Francis Circle
  • L – Buses will run between Embarcadero/Brannan and Zoo. No L trains running.
  • N – Train service between Ocean Beach and Church/Duboce (Inbound N trains become outbound J trains at Church/Duboce)
  • J – Train service between Balboa Park and Church/Duboce (Inbound J trains become outbound N trains at Church/Duboce)
  • T – Train service between Sunnydale and Embarcadero/Brannan

Trains of inbound N Judah and outbound J Church will use the accessible stop entering the Duboce Portal to serve passengers needing the ramp.

Muni customers are encouraged to leave extra travel time when riding Muni during the subway closure. Regular bus fares will apply on bus shuttles and valid transfers will be accepted.

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 summer 2019. 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.

A partial street closure is currently in effect in order to accommodate duct bank work on Illinois Street between 18th and 19th streets through summer of 2019. Outer traffic lanes traveling both north and south on Illinois Street will remain open for through traffic. Immediately following the duct bank work, the track work will begin.

Local access to properties along the project site will be maintained. For project details or to sign up to receive project updates, visit: https://www.sfmta.com/missionbayloop.

Upcoming Events

Giro di San Francisco

Monday, September 2: The 43rd annual Giro di San Francisco bicycle races will take place. The races will promptly start at 8 a.m. and the final pro race will start at 3 p.m.

San Francisco Symphony Gala

Wednesday, September 4: The San Francisco Symphony Opening Night Gala will take place, celebrating Michael Tilson Thomas’ final season as Musical Director. The Gala dinner will begin at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, September 4 through Thursday, September 5: From 5 a.m., Wednesday to 6 a.m., Thursday, Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street will be closed.

Muni route 21 Hayes will be affected.

JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge

Wednesday, September 4: The annual JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge will take place from McCovey Cove to The Embarcadero between 7 and 8:30 p.m. For more event details, please visit https://www.jpmorganchasecc.com/city/san-francisco.

Chase Center Transit Service

The Chase Center is a new multi-purpose arena located at the intersection of 16th and 3rd streets in Mission Bay. Approximately 150 events are anticipated to be held at the Chase Center annually, including 50 basketball games and 100 concerts. The arena capacity is approximately 18,000 people. More details of, visit https://www.chasecenter.com/home.

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 an event ends and 45 minutes after an event ends.

No Parking Zone

To facilitate loading and pick up for Muni customers, 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
  • Terry Francois Boulevard (TFB) between Warriors Way and the 700 Block of TFB
  • Illinois Street between Mariposa and 16th streets

Muni Service

During special events at the Chase Center, the SFMTA will provide:

  • Additional train service to and from the arena along the T Third Street corridor (T Third and S Shuttle trains).
  • Two express Muni bus lines operating on event days only:
  • 78X 16th Street Arena Express (between 16 & 3rd streets)
  • 79X Van Ness Arena Express (between Van Ness and North Point and 16th & 3rd streets)

Pre-event service will begin two and a half hours before the start time of each event. Post event service will run until crowds clear.

Your Chase Ticket is Your Muni Ticket

Your Chase Center event ticket is also your ticket to ride Muni -  all day! Show to station agents at Metro stations to get to the train’s platform or transit fare inspectors, if asked. We use all-door boarding across our system – so passengers with a valid ticket can board through any door so we can quickly get you to the event or game!

Taxi Service

Taxi stands during an event will be in place at the following locations:

  • East side of Terry Francois Boulevard, just north of 16th Street
  • West side of Terry Francois Boulevard, just south of Warriors Way

Special Event Parking Rates

During Chase Center events, parking meters close to the arena will charge a special event rate of $7 per hour. These rates help reduce congestion by discouraging circling for free or cheap parking near the arena.

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, walking or bicycling 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 30-minute walk to the Chase Center. Parking at these garages will be available in the afternoon and evening on most days, see facility link for hourly rates:

Moscone Center Garage

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

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

As a reminder to event participants, in order to facilitate safe access for people taking transit, walking or biking after all events at the arena, the SFMTA will close northbound 3rd Street between 16th Street and Warrior Way from 20-30 minutes before an event ends until post-event crowds have cleared. The 4th Street Bridge northbound will be monitored by parking control officers to prioritize transit, vehicles may be re-routed or delayed.

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

For details about transit service to the Chase Center, including connections from Bay Area transit systems to Muni, visit https://www.sfmta.com/places/chase-center.

For more event details, visit https://www.chasecenter.com/home.

 

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