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Geary Rapid Project Construction Forecast: March 28 - April 10, 2020

Service Affected

As part of the Geary Rapid Project, work to replace aging water and sewer lines on Geary Boulevard, in coordination with San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, continues. Water main replacement and sidewalk improvements are also being coordinated with Public Works east of Van Ness Avenue. 

Construction as part of the Geary Rapid Project 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.

Fillmore Street  – Franklin Street
Mondays through Fridays between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.:

  • Water main installation is planned for the weeks of March 30 and April 6 on westbound Geary Boulevard from Gough to Franklin streets, and from Fillmore to Laguna streets.

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

  • Water main installation, connection and testing is planned for the weeks of March 30 and April 6 on Geary Street between Polk and Leavenworth 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.
  • Minor sewer work is planned for the week of March 30 on O’Farrell between Jones and Taylor streets.
  • Roadway and sidewalk work is planned for the weeks of March 30 and April 6 at the intersections of O'Farrell and Larkin, O’Farrell and Hyde, O’Farrell and Leavenworth streets, and O’Farrell between Jones and Taylor streets

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. 

Service alert

Beginning Monday, March 30, the 38R Geary Rapid service will be temporarily discontinued during the shelter-in-place order.  Customers can use the 38 Geary local service, which will continue and be extended to 48th Avenue after serving the VA Hospital in the outbound direction.  Please see SFMTA’s blog post for more details.

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 16 – May 26, 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, March 2 - April 2, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.:
    The inbound 38/38R/38AX Geary "A" Express bus stop at 33rd Avenue will be temporarily relocated west towards 34th Avenue during roadway work.

To view a list of temporary bus stop relocations citywide, please visit: