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Geary Rapid Project Construction Forecast: August 22 - September 4, 2020

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Crew prepares to clean roadway between Scott and Steiner streets.

Photo: Crew prepares to clean roadway after the top layer of asphalt pavement is removed in preparation for final curb-to-curb paving between Scott and Steiner streets.

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 24 and August 31 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 24 and August 31 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 24 and August 31 at the intersections of Steiner Street and Fillmore Street.
  • Curb ramp and sidewalk extension work is planned for the weeks of August 24 and August 31 on Geary Boulevard at the intersections of Divisadero Street, Steiner Street and Fillmore Street.
    • During active sidewalk work, the inbound and outbound 38/38R bus stops at Divisadero Street and at Fillmore Street will be temporarily relocated nearby. Look for “Board Here” signs.
  • Final curb-to-curb asphalt roadway repaving is planned on Monday, August 24 (grinding) and Tuesday, August 25 (paving) for both directions of Geary Boulevard from Masonic to Lyon streets, as well as the one block from Masonic to Emerson streets. There may be traffic delays and detours 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.
    • Bus reroutes of the 38/38R Geary are required.  Please plan for additional travel time.  All bus stops will be served, but the inbound and outbound 38/38R Geary bus stops at Masonic will be temporarily relocated nearby briefly as the pavement cools. Look for “Board Here” signs.
  • Sewer rehabilitation is planned on Geary Boulevard on Thursday, August 27 at Wood Street, Friday, August 28 at Collins Street, and Thursday to Friday, September 3-4 at Parker Avenue. Cured-in-place sewer lining work is generally planned during the day, but will continue over one night at Parker Avenue until the new sewer liner is hardened. There may be an odor from the curing process which will dissipate quickly after the process is complete. Crews will follow approved curing processes which will be monitored on-site. There will be no disruption to customers’ sewer services during this work.

 

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 24 and August 31 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 24 and August 31 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.

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. A reduced Owl network is operating at an earlier start time, from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

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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