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L Taraval Improvement Forecast and Project Segment B Update - January 29 - February 10, 2024

Service Affected
Saturday, January 27, 2024 install pavers on boarding island on Taraval between 30th and 31st avenues.
L Taraval Improvement Project
Segment B Update – January 15 - 27, 2024
Work to install new rails, boarding islands, boarding ramps and curb ramps continues. Track installation is approximately 68% complete. The work zone on Taraval between 19th and 22nd avenues is anticipated to be restricted until February 23, after which some parking will be released. The last track activation is anticipated to start February 12, between 33rd Avenue and Sunset Boulevard.

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 bridge, currently at 21st Avenue after 4 p.m. and weekends. 

Construction work is scheduled to be performed – January 29 - February 10, 2024

Taraval Street

  • 14th Avenue: water and sewer line work
  • 15th to 20th avenues: construct bulb-out, reconstruct sidewalk, curb ramp, boarding platforms
  • 19th to 22nd avenues: track area, remove and install tracks
  • 23rd to 31st avenues: construct sidewalks, boarding islands and ADA compliant platforms
  • 31st to 34th avenues: street base work, (expect intermittent street closures one block at a time), sidewalk reconstructions
  • 34th to Sunset Blvd: water, sewer line work and track work (anticipated February 12)

Ulloa Street

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

Night work from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Friday

  • Taraval Street between 19th to 35th avenues: 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
  • Wawona Street from 21st to 23rd avenues: assembled rail stored until installation (final installation anticipated February 12)

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

January 1 – February 15, 2024  
48 Quintera Inbound 
  • 14th and Ulloa to Madrone and Ulloa, northwest corner
48 Quintera 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
January 3 to February 16, 2024
L Taraval / L Special / L Owl
  • 15th Avenue to northwest corner 
  • 17th Avenue to Santiago and 17th, southwest corner
  • 19th Avenue to northeast corner
  • 22nd Avenue to Ulloa and 22nd, southwest corner  
L Taraval / L Special / L Owl
  • Taraval and Forest Side to Ulloa and Lenox, northwest corner
  • 15th Avenue and Taraval to 17th Avenue and Taraval, southeast corner
  • 19th Avenue to southwest corner
  • 23rd Avenue to southeast corner 

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