L Taraval Improvement Forecast and Project Segment B Update - June 3 - 15, 2024

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L Taraval Improvement Project

Segment B Update – June 3 - 15, 2024

The most disruptive work is nearly complete. Work to replace sewer, water, rail lines, streetbase and repaving the entire corridor has been completed. Construction continues with installing boarding islands with accessible curb ramps, handrails and pavers and landscaping. Curve track replacement work at 46th Avenue is expected to be completed June 7, 2024. Remaining work includes testing trains along the new trackway, and installing boarding islands, landscaping, trees and artwork.

Work to replace the Overhead Contact System (OCS) that powers the trains are complete. Beginning on May 31, workers are preparing the area for re-energizing overhead lines, ground conduits and infrastructure to accommodate testing of the trains. If you are driving or working in the area, please stay alert as we prepare and initiate preliminary train testing.

To ensure the safety of the public, a permit is required for any contractors that are planning to work within 10 feet of the overhead wires. Please reach out to the project team with any questions: LTaravalProject@SFMTA.com or 415.646.2379

L Taraval Improvement Project

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 may be excavating and jackhammering pavement, which may cause vibrations. Dust control and housekeeping measures are in place at active construction and staging locations.

Construction work is scheduled to be performed – June 3 - 15, 2024

Taraval Street

  • 15th Avenue: Preparation for planting, tree and stump removal
  • 17th, 18th, 19th, 21st, 28th, 30th avenues: Traffic signal installation, boarding islands, prepare and paint railings, crosswalk striping
  • 21st to 22nd; 22nd to 24th; 35th to 36th avenues: Boarding island pavers
  • 46th Ave track work: Paving


  • Forest side to 15th Avenue: Preparation for planting, tree removal

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

  • Ulloa Street between 15th and Forest Side avenues and Taraval between 15th to 36th avenues: Upgrade the Overhead Contact System (OCS). Work is expected to be completed June 2024.

Temporary staging locations

  • No active temporary staging locations

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

May 6 – June 4, 2024

L Taraval Bus / L Owl /18-46th Avenue - Inbound

  • 46th and Taraval to 45th and Taraval, southeast corner

L Taraval Bus / L Owl /18-46th Avenue - Outbound

  • 46th and Ulloa to Ulloa & 46th, northeast corner

18-46th Avenue - Inbound

  • 46th and Santiago to northeast corner

18-46th Avenue - Outbound

  • 46th and Taraval to 45th and Taraval, southwest corner

L Taraval Bus / L Owl – Outbound

  • Taraval and 46th to 45th and Taraval,southwest corner

Present – Fall 2024

L Taraval / L Special / L Owl - Inbound

  • Taraval Street and 15th Avenue has been relocated to the southeast side of the intersection until fall 2024.         

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

Multiple city 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.

Learn more about the L Taraval Improvement Project at our website.

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