16th Street Improvement Project, Phase 1 and Phase 2
The 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.
Phase 1 construction will be implemented on16th Street from Potrero to 3rd Street with work moving west to east. Construction is ongoing and is scheduled to be complete in spring 2020.
Phase 2 construction will be implemented along 16th Street between Church and Potrero. Construction is scheduled to begin fall 2019.
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, 55 Dogpatch, was created through a community process 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.