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SFMTA Weekend Transit and Traffic Advisory For Saturday, June 15, 2019

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) releases the following upcoming event-related traffic and transit impacts for this holiday weekend, from Friday, June 14 through Sunday, June 16, 2019.

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San Francisco Giants Baseball Games

Friday, June 14, through Sunday, June 16: The San Francisco Giants will play three home games against the Milwaukee Brewers: 1) 7:15 p.m., Friday, June 14; 2) 1:05 p.m., Saturday, June 15 and 3) 1:05 p.m., Sunday, June 16.

On Sunday, June 16, parking meters in the Special Event Zone near the ballpark will be enforced.

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.

North Beach Festival

Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16: The 65th 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, 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 15: The 69th 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, 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
  • Intersection 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 15: 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.

ClusterFest

Sunday, June 16 through Wednesday, June 26: With significant impacts to normal traffic patterns in the area, street closures will be required prior to events and activities.

Friday, June 21 through Sunday, June 23: The Colossal ClusterFest, a three-day event featuring several comedians, music and other activities will take place in Bill Graham Auditorium and Civic Center Plaza area. For more event details, visit https://www.clusterfest.com/.

The following street closures will be required during time specified:

From 6 a.m., Sunday, June 16 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, June 26

  • Grove Street between Polk and Larkin streets
  • Fulton Street between Larkin and Hyde streets

From 6 a.m., Tuesday, June 18 to 10 p.m., Thursday, June 20

  • Larkin Street (easternmost northbound traffic lane and westernmost southbound traffic lane) between McAllister and Hayes streets

From 10 p.m., Thursday, June 20 to 6 a.m., Monday, June 24

  • Larkin Street between Hayes and McAllister streets
  • Polk Street between Hayes and McAllister streets
  • Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Polk Street

From 6 a.m., Monday, June 24 to 6 a.m., Tuesday, June 25

  • Larkin Street (easternmost northbound traffic lane and westernmost southbound traffic lane) between McAllister and Hayes streets
  • Larkin Street (southbound) between Grove and McAllister streets

The 19 Polk Muni route will be affected.

CONSTRUCTION WORK AND OTHER UPDATES

NEW: Safer Taylor Street Quick Build

Friday, June 14: As part of the Safer Taylor Street Project, implementation of new transportation safety improvements on Taylor Street between Market and Sutter streets will begin on Friday, June 14. For project details, visit: sfmta.com/safertaylor.

Safety improvements include:

  • Lane reduction and new turn lanes
  • Wider loading and parking areas
  • Painted safety zones
  • More walking time to cross intersections
  • Left turn signal on Taylor Street at Ellis Street
  • Left turn restriction on Taylor Street at Eddy Street

Construction of these safety treatments will primarily occur on the roadway using paint markings, signs, and signal timing. The construction duration is approximately one month. During construction, temporary tow-away zones will be established to remove parked vehicles and allow crews space to complete construction. Through traffic and pedestrian walkways on Taylor Street will be maintained at all times.

NEW: Muni Track Work at Market and 5th streets

Starting Monday, June 17 and continuing for six days or until completion, track maintenance work will take place on Market Street, between 5th and 6th streets. During construction, the F Market & Wharves rail service will operate without interruption. While Market Street remains open, vehicular traffic along 5th Street will have to make right turns, however buses are allowed to cross Market Street.

Work hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. except for Sunday, June 23 when the street paving will be occurring from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m.

During construction:

  • While measures are being taken to minimize inconveniences, neighbors and local merchants can expect some noise during demolition.
  • To accommodate the construction, the southbound 27 Bryant bus stop north of Market Street at 5th Street (Cyril Magnin Street) will be temporarily relocated to south of Market Street. The bus stop will be used as staging area during construction.
  • The island stops at Market Street and 5th Street will serve the F Market & Wharves streetcars only. Buses traveling to east and west will pick up and offload passengers at curbside next to the island stop at this location.
  • Due to lane closures, slow traffic should be expected. All travelers, especially drivers, are encouraged to leave extra time and move carefully through the area.

UPDATE: Van Ness Improvement Project

On Friday, June 14, between the hours of 8 p.m. and 7 a.m., crews are scheduled to conduct water main replacement work and street light conduit work at the following locations:

  • Van Ness at Washington Street
  • Van Ness at Clay Street
  • Van Ness at Sacramento Street
  • Van Ness at California Street
  • Van Ness at Pine Street
  • Van Ness at Bush Street
  • Van Ness at Otis Street
  • Van Ness at Mission Street

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.

ONGOING: UCSF Mission Bay Arena Platform Project

In anticipation of the new Golden State Warriors’ arena, the SFMTA is constructing a new 320-foot center platform along 3rd Street between South and 16th streets. The existing platform has been demolished. The new track alignment will include one single and one double crossover to facilitate the movement of vehicles as operations requires. Other associated work includes modification of the overhead contact system, and both above and below ground utility relocation work. Construction will require different phases of work that will necessitate separate transit service plans. For more information visit www.SFMTA.com/MissionBayPlatform.

Work will continue on the platform and surrounding streets through June, with some street closures anticipated in the coming weeks to allow for road repaving.

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.

ONGOING: Central Subway Project

In Chinatown, the sidewalk on the west side of Stockton Street, south of Washington Street, adjacent to the worksite is temporarily closed to facilitate utility upgrade work. There is currently one lane of traffic open on both sides of Stockton between Clay and Jackson streets. For project updates, visit: https://www.sfmta.com/projects-planning/projects/central-subway-project.

Upcoming Events

Trans March

Friday, June 28: The 15th 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/.

Dyke March

Saturday, June 29: The 27th annual Dyke March and pre-event festivities at Dolores Park. For more details, please visit http://www.thedykemarch.org/.

San Francisco Pride Celebration

Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30:  From noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, the annual San Francisco Pride Celebration will be held at the Civic Center Plaza. For details on weekend festivities, visit http://www.sfpride.org/.

San Francisco Giants Baseball Games

Monday, June 24, through Sunday, June 30: The San Francisco Giants will play seven home games at the ballpark:

  • Three games against the Colorado Rockies: 7:05 p.m., Monday, June 24; 6:45 p.m., Tuesday, June 25; and 12:45 p.m., Wednesday, June 26.
  • Four games against the Arizona Diamondbacks: 6:45 p.m., Thursday, June 27; 7:15 p.m., Friday, June 28; 7:05 p.m., Saturday, June 29; and 1:05 p.m., Sunday, June 30.

 

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