Geary Rapid Project Construction Forecast: January 30 - February 12, 2021
Photo: Preparation for new traffic signal on Geary at Commonwealth/Beaumont avenues. Courtesy of Tom Barton.
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 February 1 and February 8 on westbound Geary Boulevard from Spruce to Blake streets and Wood to Emerson streets, and on Geary Street and Starr King Way/O’Farrell Street from Gough Street to Van Ness Avenue.
- Minor sewer work is planned for the week of February 1 at the intersections of Laguna Street and Gough Street.
- Traffic signal and streetlight work is planned for the weeks of February 1 and February 8 at the intersections of Laguna Street and Gough Street. The recently installed traffic signal system at the Fillmore Street intersection is planned to be activated on Wednesday, February 3. 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 SFMTA.com/CommonwealthSafety.
- 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 February 1 and February 8 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 February 1 and February 8. 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 February 1 and February 8 at the intersection of Geary and Leavenworth streets.
- Water service connection work is planned for the weeks of February 1 and February 8 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 February 1 and February 8 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 GearyRapid@SFMTA.com or 415.646.2300.
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There are no planned temporary 38/38R bus stop relocations this week that are part of work that is unrelated to the Geary Rapid Project.
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