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Geary Rapid Project Construction Forecast: January 16 - January 29, 2021

Service Affected


Photo: Crews prepare utility relocation to enable the construction of the median pedestrian refuge at Geary and Laguna

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 – Van Ness Avenue
Mondays through Fridays between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.:

  • Concrete roadway base work is planned for the weeks of January 18 and January 25 on westbound Geary Boulevard from Spruce to Blake streets, and on Geary Street and Starr King Way/O’Farrell Street from Gough Street to Van Ness Avenue.
  • Traffic signal and streetlight work is planned for the weeks of January 18 and January 25 at the intersections of Laguna Street and Gough Street.  The recently installed traffic signal systems at the Steiner Street, Webster Street and Laguna Street intersections are planned to be activated on Wednesday and Thursday, January 20 and 21. Please stay alert and plan for extra travel time through these intersections while the signals are dark and traffic control is provided.
    • As part of a new traffic signal that is being installed, Commonwealth and Beaumont avenues have become right-turn-only onto Geary Boulevard. Learn more about these changes at
    • To improve pedestrian safety and accommodate the upcoming surface-level crosswalk, U-turns from westbound Geary at Webster Street to eastbound Geary are now prohibited. Drivers should plan alternative routes to access destinations.
  • Curb ramp and sidewalk extension work is planned for the weeks of January 18 and January 25 on Geary Boulevard at the intersections of Steiner Street, Buchanan Street, Laguna Street and Gough Street.
    • During active sidewalk work, the inbound and outbound 38/38R bus stops at Laguna Street will be temporarily relocated nearby. Look for “Board Here” signs.
  • Construction of the expanded patio at Hamilton Recreation Center on Steiner Street is planned for the weeks of January 18 and January 25. Work is scheduled to begin at 7:00 a.m. at this location.

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

  • Traffic signal work is planned for the weeks of January 18 and January 25 at the intersection of Geary and Leavenworth streets.
  • Water service connection work is planned for the week of January 25 on Geary Street between Stockton and Kearny 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.
  • Roadway and sidewalk work are planned for the weeks of January 18 and January 25 on Geary Street at the intersections of Polk Street, Larkin Street and Leavenworth Street.

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 or 415.646.2300.

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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.

  • All days, January 8 – January 22, all hours:
     The inbound and outbound 38/38R Geary bus stops at Van Ness Avenue on O’Farrell Street and Geary Street will be temporarily relocated towards Franklin Street during roadway work as part of the Van Ness Improvement Project.

View a list of temporary bus stop relocations citywide.

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