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16th Street Improvement Project

The proposed 16th Street Improvement Project will improve transit reliability and travel time, while addressing safety and accessibility for all users of the corridor. It will address the transportation needs of current and future residents, workers and visitors to the southeastern portion of the 22 Fillmore route along 2.3 miles of 16th Street, including transit-only lanes, transit bulbs, new traffic and pedestrian signals, as well as new streetscape amenities.

To allow for zero-emission transit service into Mission Bay, the project will also include extending the overhead contact system (OCS) that powers our trolley buses on 16th Street from Kansas Street to Third Street. Additionally, new bike lanes have been added to 17th Street to create a continuous route from Mission Bay to the Mission Neighborhood.

This project is part of Muni Forward, an ongoing initiative to create a safe, reliable and comfortable experience on and off transit.

Along with the important improvements to 16th Street, the eastern end of the 22 Fillmore route will shift to serve the growth in jobs, housing and hospitals in Mission Bay. A replacement route is being developed that will ensure service is maintained to Potrero Hill and the Dogpatch areas once the 22 Fillmore shifts.

To better leverage public funds and minimize construction impacts, the project will also include replacing old underground water and sewer lines. Once finished, the street will be entirely repaved.

Project Timeline 
Fall 2015
Planning and Design
Fall 2017
Select Early Implementation
Fall 2018
Begin Construction
Summer 2020
Substantial Completion
Cost Estimate 
$67.5 M
Current Phase or Stage 
Early Implementation
Predicted Completion 
Summer 2020
Project Status 
Project Success 
On budget
On schedule
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Transit Only Lanes
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Accessible Pedestrian Signals and Visible Crosswalks
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New Bus Shelters and Boarding Islands
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Bus Bulbs for Easier/Safer Boarding
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Bus Priority Traffic Signals
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New Trees and Streetscape Improvements
Bus Routes and Rail Lines 
16th Street, 17th Street, 3rd Street
Muni Forward
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Contact Information 
Erin McMillan