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L Taraval Improvement Forecast and Project Segment B Update - May 6 - 18, 2024

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The L Taraval Improvement Project will begin curb-to-curb repaving of the entire Taraval corridor, starting May 6 for approximately three weeks.
The construction area will be divided into three sections for grinding and repaving as follows:
  • Week of 5/06/24: Taraval Street between 15th and 19th avenues; Ulloa Street between 15th and Forest Side avenues; 14th and 15th avenues between Taraval and Ulloa streets
  • Week of 5/13/24: Taraval Street between 19th and 28th avenues
  • Week of 5/20/24, Taraval Street between 28th and 37th avenues, including Sunset Blvd.

 

L Taraval Improvement Project
Segment B Update – May 6 - 18, 2024

Work to replace sewer, water and rail lines has been substantially completed. Streetbase work has also recently been completed. Construction continues on installing boarding islands with accessible curb ramps, handrails and pavers.

We have started the curve track replacement work at 46th Avenue and curb-to-curb repaving along the entire corridor.  

Curb-to-curb repaving of the entire Taraval corridor started on May 6 and is expected to take approximately three weeks. The paving work will be 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, week of 5/06/24:
    • Ulloa Street, between 15th and Forest Side
    • 15th and 14th avenues, between Taraval and Ulloa
    • Taraval Street, between 19th and 15th avenues
  • Segment 2, week of 5/13/24:
    • 19th to 22nd avenues
    • 22nd to 25th avenues
    • 25th to 28th avenues
  • 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 6 - 18, 2024

Ulloa Street

  • Grind and pave
    • Ulloa Street between 15th and Forest Side
    • 15th and 14th avenues between Taraval and Ulloa
    • Taraval Street between 19th and 15th avenues

Taraval Street

  • 15th to 19th avenues: Grind and repave, boarding islands and platforms
  • 19th to 28th avenues: Grind and repave construct barrier railing and pavers on accessible boarding platforms
  • 28th to 37th avenues Grind and repave, construct boarding islands and platforms,
  • 34th to Sunset Boulevard: track removal and installation, pour and form track pavement, grinding and paving, construct accessible boarding island
  • 46th Ave track work: excavation, removal and 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

  • 14th Avenue west side between Ulloa and Taraval streets
  • 17th Avenue between Santiago and Ulloa streets
  • Ulloa Street southside between 15th and 16th avenues
  • 33rd Avenue between between Taraval and Santiago streets
Additional locations planned to support repaving
  • 22nd Avenue
  • 24th Avenue
  • 25th Avenue
  • 27th Avenue
  • 29th Avenue
  • 30th Avenue
  • 32nd Avenue
  • 36th Avenue

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

May 11 – May 17

 L Taraval / L Special / L Owl Inbound

  • 22nd and Taraval southeast corner to Ulloa and 22nd southwest corner (temp stop)
  • 19th and Taraval southwest corner to 18th and Taraval southwest corner
  • 17th and Taraval southwest corner to 18th and Taraval southwest corner
  • 26th and Taraval southwest corner to 25th and Taraval southwest corner (during paving only)

L Taraval/ L Special / L Owl Outbound

  • 23rd and Taraval northwest corner to 22nd and Taraval northwest corner
  • 22nd and 26th avenues to northwest corner (during paving only)

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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