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Geary Rapid Project Construction Forecast: August 15 - August 28, 2020

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Photo: Crew saw-cutting for a new fire hydrant pipe at Webster and Geary, with banners on the pedestrian bridge in the background “Japantown Loves Fillmore”

Photo: Crew saw-cutting for a new fire hydrant pipe at Webster and Geary, with banners on the pedestrian bridge in the background “Japantown Loves Fillmore”

As part of the Geary Rapid Project, work to replace aging water lines, in coordination with San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, continues. Surface transportation improvements, including upgraded traffic signals and streetlights, sidewalk extensions at bus stops and intersection corners, improved median refuges and roadway repaving, are also underway and are being managed by San Francisco Public Works. 

Geary Rapid Project construction is currently scheduled to continue during the shelter in place order, with crews observing social distancing requirements and a safe working environment. The following two-week construction forecast is subject to change due to weather delays or unexpected field conditions.

Stanyan Street – Franklin Street
Mondays through Fridays between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.:

  • Water main connection and testing is planned for the weeks of August 17 and August 24 on Geary Boulevard from Laguna to Gough streets.
    • Water service to some properties may be briefly shut off while SFPUC connects to the new water main on Geary. SFPUC will notify properties in advance of any service interruption. To minimize disruption, work is sometimes conducted at night.
  • Concrete roadway base work is planned for the weeks of August 17 and August 24 on Geary Boulevard from Divisadero to Webster streets and from Laguna to Franklin streets
  • Traffic signal and streetlight work is planned for the weeks of August 17 and August 24 at the intersections of Steiner Street and Fillmore Street.
  • Installation of underground conduits for future fiber-optic cables is planned for the week of August 24 on westbound Geary Boulevard from Collins to Wood streets.
  • Curb ramp and sidewalk extension work is planned for the weeks of August 17 and August 24  on Geary Boulevard at the intersections of Divisadero Street, Scott Street and Steiner Street.
    • During active roadway work, the inbound and outbound 38/38R bus stops between Divisadero and Scott streets will be temporarily relocated nearby. Look for “Board Here” signs.
  • Final curb-to-curb asphalt roadway repaving is planned on Wednesday, August 19 (grinding) and Thursday, August 20 (paving) for both directions of Geary Boulevard from Scott to Steiner streets, and on Monday, August 24 (grinding) and Tuesday, August 25 (paving) from Emerson to Lyon streets. There may be traffic delays while lanes are closed during work.
    • During paving in front of driveways, there will be a four-hour period with restricted vehicle access as the hot asphalt cools down. Affected properties will be notified in advance.
    • Similarly, the inbound and outbound 38/38R Geary bus stops at Scott and at Masonic will be temporarily relocated nearby briefly as the pavement cools. Look for “Board Here” signs.

Van Ness Avenue – Market Street
Mondays through Fridays between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.:

  • Water main work is planned for the weeks of August 17 and August 24 on Geary Street between Polk and Jones streets (service connections) and between Taylor and Stockton streets (main pipe installation).
    • Water service to some properties may be briefly shut off while SFPUC connects to the new water main on Geary. SFPUC will notify properties in advance of any service interruption. To minimize disruption, work is sometimes conducted at night.
  • Roadway and sidewalk work is planned for the weeks of August 17 and August 24 on Geary Street at the intersections of Larkin Street and Hyde Street.
    • During active work, the outbound 38/inbound 19 bus stop on Geary at Larkin will be temporarily relocated west towards Polk Street. Look for “Board Here” signs nearby.

Some parking will be temporarily restricted in construction zones and traffic lanes will be modified during active work. There may be brief vibrations during sidewalk and roadway excavation.

Questions or concerns? Contact us at GearyRapid@SFMTA.com or 415.646.2300.


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COVID-19 Muni Core Service Plan

SERVICE CHANGE UPDATE: Beginning Saturday, August 22, several bus routes will be restored or extended and frequencies improved on some routes to continue to support essential trips and physical distancing. Modified Muni Metro service will also be returning. Visit our Rail Recovery page for additional details,

The SFMTA has made some necessary service changes during the order to shelter in place. Core Service bus routes are operating daily from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Visit our Owl network page for schedule and operating details.

Please a wear face covering and practice physical distancing when waiting for, boarding and riding Muni.

Visit SFMTA’s COVID-19 page for the latest service and citation information.


The following 38/38R bus stops are planned to be temporarily relocated. These changes are part of work that is unrelated to the Geary Rapid Project.

  • Mondays - Sundays, March 27 – August 30, all day:
    The inbound 38/38R Geary bus stop on O'Farrell Street at Van Ness Avenue will be temporarily relocated west towards Franklin Street while work related to the Van Ness Improvement Project is performed. 
  • Mondays – Fridays, July 31 – August 31, 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.:
    The inbound and outbound 38/38R Geary bus stops between 33rd and 42nd avenues will be temporarily relocated nearby during roadway work. 

View a list of temporary bus stop relocations citywide.


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