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SFMTA Weekend Transit and Traffic Advisory For Saturday, February 22, 2020

Thursday, February 20, 2020

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) releases the following upcoming event-related traffic and transit impacts for this weekend, from Thursday, February 20 through Tuesday, February 25.

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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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Project Ice Cream Filming

Thursday, February 20 through Monday, March 2: A major film project named “Project Ice Cream” will take place in the Financial District and will continue until Monday, March 2. The filming will happen principally in the area bounded by Sacramento, Battery, Market, Sutter and Kearny streets. There will be lane closures on Montgomery, Pine and Kearny streets and other commute lanes will be impacted. With some full street closures over the weekend, motorists heading from locations north of the Financial District to SOMA and the freeways are advised to detour via The Embarcadero. Some Muni routes may be affected while project in progress and during street closures.

Events at Chase Center

Thursday, February 20 through Tuesday, February 25: There will be basketball games and specials event at Chase Center. Doors will open approximately one hour before each event starts.

Basketball Games

  • Thursday, February 20: The Warriors will play against the Houston Rockets. Game will start at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 23: The Warriors will play against the New Orleans Pelicans. Game will start at 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 25: The Warriors will play against the Sacramento Kings. Game will start at 7:30 p.m.

Special Event

Saturday, February 22: WW will present Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus, an all-day event that will start at 9 a.m.

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 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
  • Terry Francois Boulevard (TFB) between Warriors Way and the 700 Block of TFB
  • Illinois Street between Mariposa and 16th streets

Taxi Stands

  • Taxi Stands are located on Terry Francois Boulevard, one northbound and one southbound.
  • Ramp Taxis should use the loading zone on eastbound Warriors Way (formerly South Street) at Bridgeview Way.

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.


UPDATE: Van Ness Improvement Project

On Friday, February 21, between the hours of 8 p.m. and 7 a.m., crews are scheduled to work on installing a joint-utility trench, traffic striping and sewer main at the following locations:

  • Van Ness at Lombard Street
  • Van Ness between Greenwich and Filbert streets
  • Van Ness between Filbert and Union streets
  • Van Ness between Union and Green streets
  • Van Ness between Green and Vallejo streets
  • Van Ness between Vallejo Street and Broadway
  • Van Ness between Broadway and Pacific Avenue
  • Van Ness between Pacific Avenue and Jackson Street
  • Van Ness between Sutter and Post streets
  • Van Ness between Post and Geary streets
  • Van Ness between Geary and O’Farrell streets
  • Van Ness between O’Farrell and Ellis streets
  • Van Ness at Turk Street
  • Van Ness at Golden Gate Avenue
  • Van Ness between Golden Gate Avenue and McAllister Street
  • Van Ness between Fell and Market streets

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.

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

UPDATE: Townsend Corridor Improvement Project

Muni customers, pedestrians, people on bicycles, drivers and other road users should be mindful of the construction activity that is occurring along the south side of Townsend Street, particularly near the Caltrain station. Construction crews are currently strengthening the street closest to the bus boarding island on Townsend Street between 4th and 5th streets. Repaving of this block of Townsend Street is scheduled for the weekend of February 22-23.  Travel in both directions will be maintained at all times.

Please follow posted signs as the construction zone will move as progress continues. For more information about this project, visit: www.sfmta.com/townsend.

ONGOING: Jefferson Streetscape Improvement Project

Since October 2019 and continuing for the next 12 months, the E Embarcadero and F Market & Wharves streetcars will turn back at Pier 39 due to construction on the Jefferson Streetscape Improvement Project. The last inbound stop is on The Embarcadero at Pier 39.

Customers wishing to ride to further destinations may board a bus shuttle at that stop, which operates in a loop to serve the missed E Embarcadero and F Market & Wharves stops along Fisherman’s Wharf.

Riders wishing to return to downtown locations on the E Embarcadero and F Market & Wharves lines must board across Stockton Street on Beach Street in front of the parking lot at the Academy of Art University.

Since October 2019 and continuing to early March 2020, due to construction on Jefferson Street between Taylor and Jones streets, bus shuttles will not serve the stop at Jones and Beach streets. Customers should use alternate stops, at Jones and Taylor streets or at Beach and Mason streets.

For more information about Phase Two of the Jefferson Streetscape Improvement Project, visit http://www.sfpublicworks.org/jefferson.

ONGOING: Third Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Nighttime construction work will continue to take place between the hours of 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. and is anticipated to continue periodically through March 2020.

Since July 2019, 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.

Third Street Bridge is open and access across the bridge is available.

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, 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: L Taraval Improvement Project

Since Thursday, August 15, 2019, 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.

Since Monday, February 10 and continuing through Friday, February 21: Construction crew are performing sewer main replacement and water line work on the northside of Taraval Street between 46th and 37th avenues; and on the southside of Taraval Street between 46th and 43rd avenues. Work hours are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Some parking spaces are temporarily restricted in the construction zones and traffic lanes have been modified in the northbound lane during active work.

Since Monday, January 24 and continuing through Friday, February 21, the outbound L Taraval stop at 44th Avenue is temporarily relocated from the near side of the intersection to the far side, Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

From Monday, February 10 until Friday, February 28, the outbound Muni 18 46th Avenue stop at 46th Avenue will be temporary relocated from 7 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Signs will be posted.

For project details, visit sfmta.com/LTaraval.

Upcoming Events

Chinatown New Year Run

Sunday, March 1: The 42nd annual Chinatown New Year Run will begin at 8 a.m. and will be followed by a festival in Portsmouth Square. For more event details, visit https://www.ymcasf.org/CNyrun.

Events at Chase Center

Sunday, March 1 through Wednesday, April 8: There will be multiple events take place at Chase Center. Doors will open approximately one hour before each event starts.