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Geary Rapid Project Construction Forecast: August 29 - September 11, 2020

Service Affected
Accessibility
Taxi
Driving
Transit
Walking

A new pedestrian bulb at O’Farrell and Leavenworth helps make the streets safer for people walking by shortening the distance to cross the intersection.Photo: A new pedestrian bulb at O’Farrell and Leavenworth helps make the streets safer for people walking by shortening the distance to cross the intersection.

As part of the Geary Rapid Project, work to replace aging water lines, in coordination with San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, continues. Surface transportation improvements, including upgraded traffic signals and streetlights, sidewalk extensions at bus stops and intersection corners, improved median refuges and roadway repaving, are also underway and are being managed by San Francisco Public Works. 

Geary Rapid Project construction is currently scheduled to continue during the shelter in place order, with crews observing social distancing requirements and a safe working environment. The following two-week construction forecast is subject to change due to weather delays or unexpected field conditions. No work is planned on Monday, September 7 as crews are observing the Labor Day holiday.

Stanyan Street – Franklin Street
Mondays through Fridays between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.:

  • Water main connection and testing is planned for the weeks of August 31 and September 8 on Geary Boulevard from Laguna to Franklin streets.
    • Water service to some properties may be briefly shut off while SFPUC connects to the new water main on Geary. SFPUC will notify properties in advance of any service interruption. To minimize disruption, work is sometimes conducted at night.
  • Concrete roadway base work is planned for the weeks of August 31 and September 8 on Geary Boulevard from Divisadero to Webster streets and from Laguna to Franklin streets
  • Traffic signal and streetlight work is planned for the weeks of August 31 and September 8 at the intersections of Steiner Street and Fillmore Street.
  • Curb ramp and sidewalk extension work is planned for the weeks of August 31 and September 8 on Geary Boulevard at the intersections of Divisadero Street, Steiner Street and Fillmore Street.
    • During active sidewalk work, the inbound and outbound 38/38R bus stops at Divisadero Street and at Fillmore Street will be temporarily relocated nearby. Look for “Board Here” signs.
  • Final curb-to-curb asphalt roadway repaving is planned on Monday, September 14 (grinding) and Tuesday, September 15 (paving) for both directions of Geary Boulevard from Divisadero to Scott streets, as well as the underpass from Steiner to Webster streets. There may be traffic delays while lanes are closed during work.
    • During paving in front of driveways, there will be a four-hour period with restricted vehicle access as the hot asphalt cools down. Affected properties will be notified in advance.
    • The outbound 38/38R Geary bus stops at Divisadero will be temporarily relocated nearby briefly as the pavement cools. Look for “Board Here” signs.
  • Sewer rehabilitation is planned on Geary Boulevard from Thursday to Friday, September 3-4 at Parker Avenue, on Wednesday, September 16 at Wood Street, and on Friday, September 17 at Collins Street. Cured-in-place sewer lining work is generally planned during the day, but will continue over one night at Parker Avenue until the new sewer liner is hardened. There may be an odor from the curing process which will dissipate quickly after the process is complete. Crews will follow approved curing processes which will be monitored on-site. There will be no disruption to customers’ sewer services during this work.

Van Ness Avenue – Market Street
Mondays through Fridays between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.:

  • Water main work is planned for the weeks of August 31 and September 8 on Geary Street between Polk and Jones streets (service connections) and between Taylor and Stockton streets (main pipe installation).
    • Water service to some properties may be briefly shut off while SFPUC connects to the new water main on Geary. SFPUC will notify properties in advance of any service interruption. To minimize disruption, work is sometimes conducted at night.
  • Roadway and sidewalk work is planned for the weeks of August 31 and September 8 on Geary Street at the intersections of Larkin Street and Hyde Street.
    • During active work, the outbound 38/inbound 19 bus stop on Geary at Larkin will be temporarily relocated west towards Polk Street. Look for “Board Here” signs nearby.

Some parking will be temporarily restricted in construction zones and traffic lanes will be modified during active work. There may be brief vibrations during sidewalk and roadway excavation.

Questions or concerns? Contact us at GearyRapid@SFMTA.com or 415.646.2300.


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What's inside? 

  • Street-level improvements have begun
  • Removing the Steiner Street pedestrian bridge
  • Unearthing cable car history on Geary 

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The following 38/38R bus stops are planned to be temporarily relocated. These changes are part of work that is unrelated to the Geary Rapid Project.

  • Mondays - Sundays, March 27 – August 30, all day:
    The inbound 38/38R Geary bus stop on O'Farrell Street at Van Ness Avenue will be temporarily relocated west towards Franklin Street while work related to the Van Ness Improvement Project is performed. 
  • Mondays – Fridays, July 31 – September 7, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.:
    The inbound and outbound 38/38R Geary bus stops between 33rd and 42nd avenues will be temporarily relocated nearby during roadway work. 

View a list of temporary bus stop relocations citywide.


 

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