L Taraval Improvement Forecast and Project Segment B Update - May 20 - June 1,2024

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L Taraval Improvement Project

Segment B Update – May 20 - June 1, 2024

The most disruptive work has been mostly completed. Work to replace sewer, water, rail lines and streetbase has been completed. Construction continues installing boarding islands with accessible curb ramps, handrails and pavers.

Work to replace the Overhead Contact System (OCS) that powers the trains is complete. Beginning on May 31, the OCS lines will be re-energized to accommodate testing of the trains. To ensure the safety of the public, any contractors that are planning any work within 10 feet of the overhead wires, a permit is required. Please reach out to the project team with any questions.  LTaravalProject@SFMTA.com or 415.646.2379

Curve track replacement work at 46th Avenue started on May 6 and is expected to take four to six weeks to complete. 

L Taraval Improvement Project 15th Avenue repaved and pedestrian boarding island


Curb-to-curb repaving of the entire Taraval corridor started on May 6 and is expected to be completed by May 29, 2024. The paving work has been divided into three segments. The sequence for each segment will start with one full day to grind and repaving will be performed three blocks at a time as follows:

  • Segment 1, Ulloa Street, 15th Avenue and Taraval Street 15th to 19th avenues: Completed
  • Segment 2, 19th to 28th avenues: Completed
  • Segment 3, week of 5/20/24:
    • 28th to 31st avenues
    • 31st to 33rd avenues
    • 33rd to 37th avenues

During this work, parking will be removed on both sides of the street and traffic detoured around the area. Area residents and merchants have received notifications with details. 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 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 – May 20 - June 1, 2024

Taraval Street

  • 15th to 19th avenues: Boarding islands and platforms
  • 19th to 28th avenues: Construct barrier railing and pavers on accessible boarding platforms
  • 28th to 37th avenues Grind and repave, construct boarding islands and platforms,
  • 46th Ave track work: Installation

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) that powers the trains, including removing, reconstructing and replacing existing poles and electrical system powering the train. 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 completed June 2024.

Temporary staging locations

  • 17th Avenue between Santiago and Ulloa streets
  • 30th Avenue between Taraval and Santiago streets
  • 29th Avenue between Taraval and Santiago streets
  • 32nd Avenue between Taraval and Ulloa streets
  • 33rd Avenue between Taraval and Santiago streets 

Buses will not be routed during repaving on Taraval between 28th and 37th avenues.

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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