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L Taraval Improvement Forecast and Project Segment B Update - February 26 - March 9, 2024

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L Taraval Improvement Project
Segment B Update – February 26 – March 9, 2024

Work to install new rails, boarding islands, boarding ramps and curb ramps continues throughout the corridor. The last remaining area of track installation work between 33rd and Sunset Blvd has started and is expected to take approximately 6 weeks to complete. We completed street base work on both the north and south sides of Taraval Street between 19th and 20th avenues. The street base work between 20th and 21st avenues  has been rescheduled until the end of March, some parking has been released until work is rescheduled. The street base work will be performed between 21st and 22nd avenues February 29 through March 1. Merchants can expect the block to be closed between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the cement pours one side at a time. We are working with the contractor to ensure that parking is released back to the public when work isn’t necessary for construction.

General construction hours are Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Construction schedules are subject to change. “No Parking” signs will be posted in construction and staging areas. Construction teams will be excavating and jackhammering pavement, which may cause vibrations. Dust control and housekeeping measures are in place at active construction and staging locations.

Multiple agencies are performing infrastructure work in the area, including Public Works on 19th Avenue, Public Utilities Commission at Vicente and Wawona streets and PG&E along Taraval Street.

Please note the following impacts to travel during track work: 

  • By car: Taraval Street is open east- and westbound.  Vehicles approaching areas with active track installation will only be able to make right turns onto Taraval. At times, traffic may be stopped briefly.
  • By bus: The L Bus may be rerouted around active construction.
  • On foot: Pedestrians will be able to cross Taraval Street in the construction area via pedestrian bridges that will be determined in each area of construction.

Construction work is scheduled to be performed – February 26 – March 9, 2024

Taraval Street

  • 15th to19th avenues: construct bulb-out, reconstruct sidewalk, curb ramp, boarding platforms
  • 19th to 22nd avenues: install tracks, pour and form foundation, street base work, build accessible boarding island
  • 23rd to 31st avenues: reconstruct sidewalks, boarding islands and accessible boarding platforms
  • 31st to 34th avenues: sidewalk reconstructions, construct boarding island
  • 34th to Sunset Boulevard: track work, set up and cordon off work area

Ulloa Street

  • Forest Side to 15th Avenue: track work, sidewalk and driveway reconstruction

Night work from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sundays through Fridays

  • Ulloa Street between 15th and Forest Side avenues: OCS prep work for installation, removing and reconstructing existing poles, upgrade the Overhead Contact System (OCS) that powers the trains. Work on any given block will vary and is expected to take a few hours to a few days per location. OCS work is expected to be complete June 2024.

Temporary staging locations

  • Ulloa Street south side from 15th to 16th avenues
  • 14th Avenue west side from Ulloa to Taraval streets
  • 22nd Avenue west side from Taraval to Santiago streets
The following L Taraval bus stop will be relocated during construction:
  • The inbound bus stop at Taraval Street and 15th Avenue has been relocated across the intersection until fall 2024.          

The following L Taraval bus stops will be temporarily rerouted during construction:

January 1 – March 22, 2024

48 Quintara Inbound

  •  14th and Ulloa to Madrone and Ulloa, northwest corner

 48 Quintara Outbound

  •  Ulloa and Lenox to West portal and Ulloa, southeast corner
  • 14th and Ulloa to Taraval and 14th, northeast corner
  • 14th and Taraval to northeast corner

February 12 – March 22, 2024

 L Taraval / L Special / L Owl

 Inbound

  •  22nd and Taraval to Ulloa and 22nd southwest corner
  • 19th and Taraval to northeast corner (28 line stop)
  • 17th and Taraval to Santiago and 17th southwest corner
  • 15th and Taraval to northwest corner

L Taraval / L Special / L Owl

Outbound

  • Ulloa and Forest Side to Ulloa and Lenox, northwest corner
  • 15th and Taraval to 17th and Taraval, southeast corner
  • 19th and Taraval to southwest corner (28 line stop)

 L Special & Owl

 Inbound

  • Ulloa and Forest Side to Madrone and Ulloa

 Outbound

  • Taraval and 23rd to southeast corner 
  • Taraval and Sunset to northwest corner

Visit SFMTA.com/TempStopMap for a map of temporary bus stop relocations citywide.

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