UPDATE: IB and OB 38/38R continue to reroute around Geary and 38th due to non-Muni collision. (More: 8 in last 48 hours)

Upcoming Traffic Switch and Van Ness Improvement Project Construction Forecast: November 23 - December 4, 2020

Service Affected

Those traveling on the corridor are advised to stay alert and allow more travel time during construction. Polk Street, one block east of Van Ness Avenue, is a recommended alternative for people traveling by bicycle in the area.

At times, Muni bus stops along Van Ness Avenue and its side streets need to be relocated to perform construction for the Van Ness Improvement Project. Signage directs riders to temporary stops.

Tentative schedule:

A traffic switch between Filbert and Sacramento is scheduled for November 23 and 24. Please note that this is different than previously communicated. There will always be at least one lane of traffic available in each direction. 

Per the City and County of San Francisco's Public Health Order, essential infrastructure projects, including the Van Ness Improvement Project, continue. The work underway on Van Ness Avenue is vital, replacing aging utilities essential for operation, including sewer and water. The SFMTA continues to monitor projects as the situation develops.

In the next two weeks crews are scheduled to work on traffic improvements, overhead power installation and installation of new light poles

The work listed below is scheduled for daytimes, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Planned night work is italicized. The night shift for construction is 8:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. During this time, neighbors are advised to anticipate construction-related noise and vibrations as crews work diligently to complete necessary night work.

The following Van Ness Improvement Project construction forecast is subject to change. For more project details, please visit SFMTA.com/VanNess.

Monday through Friday, November 16 through November 20

  • ENTIRE CORRIDOR - North Point to Mission. *Disruptive noise is expected. Night work is scheduled Monday through Tuesday between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.; work will not be performed the rest of the week due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Monday through Friday, November 23 through November 27

  • ENTIRE CORRIDOR - North Point to Mission. *Disruptive noise is expected. Night work is scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.