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L Taraval Improvement Forecast and Project Segment B Update  July 3 - 15, 2023

In observance of Independence Day, there will be no construction on Tuesday, July 4
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L Taraval Improvement Forecast and Project Segment B Update for July 3 - 15, 2023

In the coming weeks, curb ramp work continues with demolition and grading areas in preparation for construction of the new boarding ramps and to upgrade existing boarding ramps. Underground conduit work is being performed to power the new and existing streetlights and OCS poles. Track work continues with excavation and removal of existing rails. Water line and sewer line work continues adding conduits and connections. Construction teams will be excavating and jackhammering pavement, which may cause vibrations. Materials are also being temporarily staged nearby. Dust control and housekeeping measures are in place at active construction and staging locations.

The inbound bus stop at Taraval and 15th has been relocated across the intersection until fall 2024.

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, and intersections may be closed to through traffic on Taraval Street. In observance of Independence Day, there will be no construction on Tuesday, July 4.

The tracks along Taraval Street are being prepared for the initial removal and installation of new rails. Rail work was temporarily paused upon discovery of a shallow PG&E line. The construction team inspected the area and lowered multiple gas lines. Construction resumed June 28.

Please note the following impacts to travel: 

  • By car: Taraval Street will be open to through traffic traveling east- and westbound, however vehicles approaching from 29th, 30th, and 31st avenues will only be able to access Taraval Street making right turns. At times, the road within a block may be temporarily closed one block at a time to allow large machinery to perform compaction work to support rail installation.
  • By bus: The L Bus will be rerouted around the construction area. No bus stop relocations are planned at this time. 
  • On foot: Pedestrians will be able to cross Taraval Street in the construction area at 30th Avenue via a pedestrian access during non-construction hours and weekends.

We have completed replacing the sewer liner along Taraval Street between 17th and 22nd avenues. Thank you for your patience as we worked to complete these critical upgrades.

On July 6 we plan to pull the initial rails from the Wawona staging location between 21st and 23rd avenues for installation on Taraval Street between 28th and 31st avenues. We will pull one rail at a time. This process will require:

  • Closing Wawona Street
  • No parking on Wawona
  • 21st Avenue and Wawona Street south east side parking removal
  • 21st Avenue and Wawona Street park entrance delayed access during rail pulls
  • 21st and Wawona traffic stop during rail pulls

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

L Taraval Improvement Project – Segment B

Construction work is scheduled to be performed - July 3 - 15, 2023

Taraval Street

15th Avenue intersection, north side and east side: water line work, excavate and construct manhole,

15th to 17th and 18th  avenues: traffic signal work, construct underground signal crossing in roadway

15th to 18th avenues: sewer line work, excavate manhole, inspections of sewer lines

19th Avenue: construct sand trap manhole

19th to 22nd avenues: waterline work, connections and chlorinate line

22nd to 25th avenues: waterline work, construction of waterline crossing

28th and 29th avenue intersection: traffic signal crossing work

28th and 30th avenues: construct underground conduits

28th to 31st avenues: demolish existing rail and assemble new rail, pour track pavement

33rd to 35th avenues waterline work, excavate, measure and chlorinate line

Taraval Street – Weekend Work

Saturday, July 1

28th to 29th avenues: track work, traffic signal crossing work

Saturday, July 8

16th and 18th avenues: water line work, excavate

22nd to 25th avenues: water line work, excavate, service connections

Ulloa Street

15th Avenue: water line work, excavate, perform segment connection

Wawona Street

21st to 23rd avenues: assembled rail stored until installation

Temporary staging locations

16th Avenue west side from Taraval to Ulloa streets

17th Avenue west side from Taraval to Santiago streets

17th Avenue west side from Taraval to Ulloa streets

22nd Avenue west side from Taraval to Santiago streets

24th Avenue east side from Taraval to Santiago streets

29th Avenue west side from Taraval to Santiago streets

33rd Avenue east side from Taraval to Santiago streets

Ulloa Street south side from 15th to 16th avenues