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Geary Rapid Project Construction Forecast: June 6 - 19, 2020

Photo of Geary Boulevard depicting street restoration

Crews restore the roadway pavement above the trenches dug for new sewer, water and fiber-optic conduit lines on eastbound Geary Boulevard between Webster and Laguna streets.

Construction Forecast: June 6 - 19, 2020

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 beginning 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 June 8 and June 15 on Geary Boulevard from Fillmore to Franklin 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.
  • Sewer main installation is planned for the weeks of June 8 and June 15 on westbound Geary Boulevard from Laguna to Franklin streets
  • Concrete roadway base work is planned for the weeks of June 8 and June 15 on Geary Boulevard from Masonic to Divisadero streets and from Buchanan to Gough streets.
  • Traffic signal and streetlight work is planned for the weeks of June 8 and June 15 at the following intersections: Cook StreetCollins Street, Wood Street, Masonic Avenue, Lyon Street and Divisadero Street.
  • Installation of underground conduits for future fiber-optic cables is planned for the weeks of June 8 and June 15 from Masonic to Presidio avenues.
  • Minor sewer work is planned for the weeks of June 8 and June 15 at the Commonwealth/Beaumont Avenue, Parker Avenue and Scott Street intersections.
  • Curb ramp and sidewalk extension work is planned for the weeks of June 8 and June 15 on Geary Boulevard from Lyon to Divisadero streets.
  • Closeout work after removing the pedestrian bridge at Steiner Street is planned for the week of June 8. See section below for more details.

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

  • Water main installation, connection and testing is planned for the weeks of June 8 and June 15 on Geary Street between Polk and Jones streets. 
    • 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.
  • Roadway and sidewalk work is planned for the weeks of June 8 and June 15 at the intersections of O’Farrell and Leavenworth streets, and on O’Farrell between Jones and Taylor streets and between Stockton and Grant streets
    • During active work, the inbound 38/38R Geary bus stop on O’Farrell between Jones and Taylor will be temporarily relocated east towards Taylor Street. The bus stop on O’Farrell between Stockton and Grant will be temporarily relocated west towards Stockton 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.


Photo of Steiner Bridge demolition

Time-lapse Video: The New View at Geary and Steiner

Despite a minor snag at the beginning of work, the 58-year-old Steiner pedestrian bridge was safely taken down over Memorial Day weekend and the streets reopened a day ahead of schedule. We captured the action with a time-lapse video.  The surface-level pedestrian safety improvements are planned to begin later this year, and include larger medians and an upgraded traffic signal as well as a new crosswalk on the east side of the intersection.


COVID-19 Muni Core Service Plan

Due to staffing shortages, the SFMTA has made some necessary service reductions 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. Visit SFMTA’s COVID-19 page for the latest service and citation information.

Please practice physical distancing when waiting for, boarding, and riding Muni, and wear face coverings on Muni, per the citywide public health order.


Small Business Support

The SFMTA brings your customers to you on Muni, keeps the streets moving and manages the curb space. We know small businesses have many questions right now and we’re here to help you find resources offered by the City and County of San Francisco.

Where do I find information on Small Business Loans and Grants?

Can I be evicted from my commercial property during the Shelter in Place order?

How do I safely get back to business in the “new normal?”

More information about these and opportunities such as deferring business taxes and licensing fees, accessing free COVID-19 testing for essential employees and resources for self-employed individuals can be found at oewd.org/covid19


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. 

To view a list of temporary bus stop relocations citywide, please visit: SFMTA.com/TempStopMap