SFMTA Weekend Transit and Traffic Advisory For Saturday, September 19, 2019
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) releases the following upcoming event-related traffic and transit impacts for this weekend, from Thursday, September 19 through Tuesday, September 24, 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.
Thursday, September 19 through Tuesday, September 24: There will be multiple live concerts that will take place at the Chase Center:
- Thursday, September 19: Performed by Mumford and Sons (show will begin at 7:30 p.m.)
- Saturday, September 21: Performed by Janet Jackson (show will begin at 8 p.m.)
- Monday, September 23: WWE Monday Night Raw (show will begin at 4:30 p.m.)
- Tuesday, September 24: WWE Smackdown Live (show will begin at 4:45 p.m.)
Doors will open approximately one hour before the start time of each concert. For event information, visit https://www.chasecenter.com/events/16xwIcgMutLT6Uz1MNRAlO.
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 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.
San Francisco Opera at Ballpark
Saturday, September 21: A free performance of Charles Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet will be simulcast live at Ballpark from the War Memorial Opera House. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. For more event details, visit https://sfopera.com/about-us/press-room/press-releases/Opera-at-Ballpark-2019/.
Use of public transit, taxi, bicycles or walking is recommended.
Heavy traffic is expected in and around Ballpark. Those who choose to drive should allow extra travel time.
For detail on parking conditions during this period and transit options to the ballpark, visit www.sfgiants.com/transportation.
Attendees can purchase one-way Muni tickets at the ticket vending machines located next to the Oracle Park ticket window located at King and Second Street. Tickets are valid for up to two hours after the end of the event. Purchasing tickets before the event starts is recommended.
For details about transportation to the ballpark, including connections from Bay Area transit system to Muni, visit https://www.sfmta.com/places/oracle-park.
Leather Walk and Eagle Plaza Celebration
Sunday, September 22: Celebration of the new Eagle Plaza with a historic march through SoMa will take place on Sunday. A flag raising ceremony will follow immediately after the parade at 2 p.m.
The Leather Walk will begin at 1425 Folsom Street at 12:40 p.m. and proceed along Folsom Street to 8th Street, down 8th Street to Harrison Street, then along Harrison Street to finish at 12th and Harrison streets.
The following street closures will be required from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.:
- Harrison Street between 11th and 13th streets
- 12th Street between Bernice and Harrison streets
- Norfolk Street between Folsom and Harrison streets
- Intersections: Norfolk Street at Harrison Street
The following Muni routes will be affected: 7 Haight/Noriega; 8 Bayshore; 14R Mission Rapid; 38 Geary; 38R Geary Rapid; and 49 Van Ness/Mission.
Sunday Streets: Western Addition
Sunday, September 22: The ninth Sunday Streets event will be held in the Western Addition. The route will travel through the Western Addition, North Panhandle, Fillmore and Japantown neighborhoods. The route will be available for recreational activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free to all participants.
For further event details, please visit https://www.sundaystreetssf.com/sunday-streets-2019/westernaddition092219/.
The following street closures will be required from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.:
- Fillmore Street between Fulton Street and Geary Boulevard
- Fulton Street between Baker and Fillmore streets
- Baker Street between Fulton and Fell streets
- Broderick Street between McAllister and Grove streets
- Grove Street between Broderick and Lyon streets
- Intersections: Fulton and Grove streets at Baker Street; Broderick Street at Grove Street; Broderick, Scott, Pierce and Steiner streets at Fulton Street; Fulton, Golden Gate, Turk and O’Farrell streets at Fillmore Street
Cross traffic will be allowed on Hayes, Divisadero, McAllister and Eddy streets.
Traffic will be controlled by parking control officers and San Francisco police officers.
Beginning at 7 a.m., parking or stopping WILL NOT be allowed in the event area. Cars will be towed even for a quick drop off. From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., no vehicles will be allowed in the event area.
The following Muni routes will be affected: 5 Fulton; 21 Hayes; 22 Fillmore; 24 Divisadero; 31 Balboa; 38 Geary; and 38R Geary Rapid.
CONSTRUCTION WORK AND OTHER UPDATES
Since last Friday, September 13 and continuing for about ten days, Muni will run bus shuttles for the Powell-Hyde, Powell-Mason and California cable car lines. As part of the Cable Car Gearbox Rehabilitation Project, the Hyde gearbox is being refurbished to keep the world-famous cable cars operating.
The shutdown will begin at 5:30 a.m., Friday, September 13, continuing during regular service hours until end of service on Sunday, September 22. Regular cable car service is expected to resume on Monday, September 23. Bus shuttles will serve all cable car stops following the Powell-Hyde, Powell-Mason and California cable car lines, picking passengers at curbside cable car stops.
Bus shuttles will not stop at cable car terminals, but at bus stops conveniently located nearby:
- California and Drumm Turntable: Drumm and California streets in front of Hyatt Hotel
- California and Van Ness Terminal: California Street and Van Ness Avenue next to the island stop
- Powell and Market Turntable: Southwest of Ellis and Powell streets
- Taylor and Bay Terminal: Taylor Street, west side, between Francisco and Columbus/Chestnut streets
Regular bus fare of $3 will apply on bus shuttles:
- $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: Townsend Corridor Improvement Project
All parking and passenger loading have been removed on Townsend Street between 4th and 5th streets as construction begins on the Townsend Corridor Improvement Project. Temporary passenger loading zones for private cars, ride hail, paratransit, private shuttles and other vehicles are now located on both sides of Townsend Street mid-block between 3rd and 4th streets. Taxi pick up and drop off is temporarily located on 4th Street at the entrance to the Caltrain Station. Current construction activity is centered on Townsend Street at the intersection of 5th Street with work on the mid-block also taking place between 4th and 5th streets.
Customers should follow signs posted in and around Caltrain Station for new Muni stop locations for the following lines:
- 10 Townsend
- 47 Van Ness
- 81X Caltrain Express
- 82X Levi Plaza Express
- 83X Mid-Market Express
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.
On Friday, September 20, between the hours of 8 p.m. and 7 a.m., crews are scheduled to work on installing a joint-utility trench and sewer and water main installation at the following locations:
- Van Ness at Filbert Street
- Van Ness at Jackson Street
- Van Ness at Clay Street
- Van Ness at Sacramento Street
- Van Ness between Golden Gate Avenue and McAllister Street
- Van Ness between McAllister and Grove streets
- Van Ness between Grove and Hayes streets
- Van Ness between Hayes and Fell streets
- Van Ness between Fell and Market streets
- Van Ness at Mission Street (disruptive noise is expected)
On Saturday, September 21, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m., crews are scheduled to work on sewer work at the following locations:
- Van Ness at Pacific Avenue (intensive noise and vibration is expected)
- Van Ness at Broadway
On Sunday, September 22, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m., crews are scheduled to work on overhead contact system at the following locations:
- Van Ness at McAllister Street
- Van Ness at Grove Street
- Van Ness at Hayes Street
- Van Ness at Fell Street
- Van Ness at Market 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.
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 complete remaining rehabilitation work, the Third Street Bridge will be closed to all vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic during certain periods:
- Beginning at 12:01 a.m., Tuesday, September 17 to 6 a.m., Saturday, September 21
- Beginning at 12:01 a.m., Sunday, September 22 to 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 24
- Beginning at 8 p.m., Sunday, September 29 to 11:59 p.m., Friday, October 4
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: L Taraval Improvement Project
Construction for the L Taraval Improvement Project has started 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, September 9 to Friday, September 27: Construction crew will be performing sewer main replacement work on the northside of Taraval Street between 46th and 44th avenues. Work hours are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Some parking spaces will be temporarily restricted in the construction zones and traffic lanes will be modified in the northbound lane during active work.
For project details, visit sfmta.com/projects/LTaravalProject.
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.
Concert at Chase Center
Saturday, September 28: Eric Church will be performing at the Chase Center. Show will begin at 8 p.m.
Folsom Street Fair
Sunday, September 29: The annual Folsom Street Fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. An attendance of about 200,000 is expected. For event details visit https://www.folsomstreetevents.org/folsom-street-fair/.
Cole Valley Fair
Sunday, September 29: The 17th annual Cole Valley Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more details, visit http://colevalleyfair.com/.