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Work beginning soon on Mission Traction Power Improvement Project

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Work is planned to begin soon on the Mission Traction Power Improvement Project. This underground cable upgrade project aims to improve 14 Mission and 14R Mission bus trolley services and make the traction power system more reliable, robust and safer.

This eight-month construction project will include trenching in the middle of Mission Street from Anthony Street to between 4th and 5th streets, upgrading underground cables and feeder circuits. We are also taking advantage of the construction window to upgrade six curb ramps to meet accessibility standards.

Week of November 27

*Night work* Work to collect data about the existing condition of the manholes on Mission Street between Anthony and 4th streets is planned during the early hours of Wednesday November 29, between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. This data collection will not involve use of any loud tools or equipment, although back-up alerts on vehicles maybe be heard. Work at any given location may take up to an hour.

Week of December 4

Street work on Mission Street between Anthony and 3rd streets is planned to begin on Monday, December 4. The work will be confined to the street area with minimal traffic lane diversions. Work hours will be from 7 a.m to 4 p.m. The below map shows the expected duration of work by area.

Map showing work zones on Mission. Area one is between Anthony and 2nd streets and is expected to last 4 days duration. Area Two is between 2nd and New Montogomery and has an expected 3 day duration. Area Three is between New Montgomery and Annie with an expected 6 day duration. Area Four is between Annie and 3rd streets with an expected 10 day duration.

What to expect during construction

  • By bus: Muni bus service on Mission or across Mission will not be impacted, although bus stops in the construction zone may be temporarily relocated.
  • By car: At least one traffic lane will be open in each direction on Mission Street. Traffic control will be in place during the day to ease traffic. Parking may be temporarily restricted in or near the construction zone. Driveways to businesses, such as for parking lots or garages, will not be blocked. Crews will be onsite to move any equipment or vehicles that may be temporarily blocking a street.
  • Walking/biking: Sidewalks and bike lanes will not be closed, but pedestrians and cyclists should use caution when traveling through the construction area.

Work that may create construction noise, including trenching, roadway restoration and ADA ramp upgrading, will be done during daytime hours