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Geary Rapid Project Construction Forecast: July 25 - August 7, 2020

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Crews installing a new sewer manhole and restoring roadway pavement on Geary between Laguna and Cleary streets

Photo: Crews installing a new sewer manhole and restoring roadway pavement on Geary between Laguna and Cleary streets

As part of the Geary Rapid Project, work to replace aging water and sewer 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 July 27 and August 3 on eastbound Geary Boulevard from Webster to Laguna 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 July 27 and August 3 on Geary Boulevard from Masonic to Steiner streets and from Laguna to Gough streets
  • Traffic signal and streetlight work is planned for the weeks of July 27 and August 3 at the Steiner Street intersection.
  • Minor sewer work is planned for the weeks of July 27 and August 3 at the intersections of Steiner Street and Fillmore Street.
  • Curb ramp and sidewalk extension work is planned for the weeks of July 27 and August 3 on Geary Boulevard at the intersections of Divisadero Street and Scott Street.
    • During active roadway work, the inbound and outbound 38/38R bus stops between Baker and Scott streets will be temporarily relocated nearby. Look for “Board Here” signs.
  • Weekend work: Final curb-to-curb asphalt roadway repaving is planned for Saturday, July 25 on both directions of Geary Boulevard from Lyon to Divisadero streets.
    • During paving in front of driveways, there will be a 4-hour period with restricted vehicle access as the hot asphalt cools down. Affected properties will be notified in advance.
    • Traffic on Lyon Street between Post and O’Farrell streets, and on the Geary frontage roads, will be temporarily restricted Saturday morning. Look for detour signs.
    • Similarly, the inbound 38/38R bus stop at Divisadero and the inbound and outbound 38 bus stops at Baker and St. Joseph’s will be temporarily relocated nearby briefly as the pavement cools. Look for “Board Here” signs.

Sewer rehabilitation is planned for the week of August 3 at Blake Street and at Parker Avenue. Cured-in-place sewer lining work will continue over one night 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 July 20 and July 27 on Geary Street between Polk and Jones streets (service connections) and between Powell and Stockton streets (main pipe installation).
    • During active water 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.
    • 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.

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. 

View a list of temporary bus stop relocations citywide.


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