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Van Ness Avenue Construction Forecast: September 14 - September 25, 2020

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Traffic changes on Van Ness begin September 14

Beginning on the evening of Monday, September 14, the Van Ness Improvement Project will begin shifting lanes on Van Ness Avenue so that work on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system can continue in the middle of the street.

On the evening of Monday, September 14, southbound lanes between Pacific and Lombard streets will move over one lane, utilizing the lane closest to the curb. On the evening of Tuesday, September 15, the same thing will happen on the northbound lanes between Pacific and Lombard streets. There will continue to be two lanes available in each direction for motorists at all times. Work will be performed from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.

To prepare for this traffic and construction switch, we encourage  testing alternate routes early and consider avoiding Van Ness on Monday and Tuesday nights as we make the switch. Take transit, walk or bike when possible. 

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:

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.

Tuesday through Friday, September 14 through September 18 

  • North Point to Bay. *Disruptive noise is expected. 
  • Bay to Francisco. *Disruptive noise is expected. 
  • Francisco to Chestnut. *Disruptive noise is expected. 
  • Chestnut to Lombard. *Disruptive noise is expected. 
  • Lombard to Greenwich. *Disruptive noise is expected. Night work is scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
  • Greenwich to Filbert. *Disruptive noise is expected. Night work is scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
  • Filbert to Union. *Disruptive noise is expected. Night work is scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
  • Union to Green. *Disruptive noise is expected. Night work is scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
  • Green to Vallejo. *Disruptive noise is expected. Night work is scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
  • Vallejo to Broadway. *Disruptive noise is expected. Night work is scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
  • Broadway to Pacific. *Disruptive noise is expected. Night work is scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
  • Pacific to Jackson. *Disruptive noise is expected. Night work is scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
  • Jackson to Washington.*Disruptive noise is expected. 
  • Washington to Clay. *Disruptive noise is expected. 
  • Clay to Sacramento. *Disruptive noise is expected. Night work is scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
  • Sacramento to California. *Disruptive noise is expected. Night work is scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
  • California to Pine.  *Disruptive noise is expected. 
  • Pine to Bush. *Disruptive noise is expected. 
  • Bush to Sutter. *Disruptive noise is expected.
  • Sutter to Post. *Disruptive noise is expected.
  • Geary to O’Farrell. *Disruptive noise is expected.
  • Eddy to Turk. *Disruptive noise is expected.
  • Turk to Golden Gate. *Disruptive noise is expected.
  • Golden Gate to McAllister. *Disruptive noise is expected.
  • McAllister to Grove. *Disruptive noise is expected.
  • Grove to Hayes. *Disruptive noise is expected.
  • Hayes to Fell. *Disruptive noise is expected.
  • Fell to Market. *Disruptive noise is expected.
  • Market to Mission. *Disruptive noise is expected.

The following closure may be required due to construction:

  • Fern alleyway, access closed from Van Ness. Local access in and out from Franklin only, 7AM-5PM
  • Austin alleyway, exit to Van Ness closed. Local access in and out from Franklin only, 7AM-5PM

Monday through Friday, September 21 through September 25

  • North Point to Bay. *Disruptive noise is expected. 
  • Bay to Francisco. *Disruptive noise is expected. 
  • Francisco to Chestnut. *Disruptive noise is expected. 
  • Chestnut to Lombard. *Disruptive noise is expected.
  • Lombard to Greenwich. *Disruptive noise is expected. Night work is scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
  • Greenwich to Filbert. *Disruptive noise is expected. Night work is scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
  • Filbert to Union. *Disruptive noise is expected. Night work is scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
  • Union to Green. *Disruptive noise is expected. Night work is scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
  • Green to Vallejo. *Disruptive noise is expected. 
  • Vallejo to Broadway. *Disruptive noise is expected. 
  • Broadway to Pacific. *Disruptive noise is expected. 
  • Pacific to Jackson. *Disruptive noise is expected. 
  • Jackson to Washington. *Disruptive noise is expected. 
  • Washington to Clay.  *Disruptive noise is expected. 
  • Clay to Sacramento. *Disruptive noise is expected. 
  • Sacramento to California. *Disruptive noise is expected. 
  • California to Pine.  *Disruptive noise is expected. 
  • Pine to Bush. *Disruptive noise is expected.
  • Bush to Sutter. *Disruptive noise is expected.
  • Sutter to Post. *Disruptive noise is expected.
  • Geary to O’Farrell. *Disruptive noise is expected.
  • Eddy to Turk. *Disruptive noise is expected.
  • Turk to Golden Gate. *Disruptive noise is expected.
  • Golden Gate to McAllister. *Disruptive noise is expected.
  • McAllister to Grove. *Disruptive noise is expected.
  • Grove to Hayes. *Disruptive noise is expected.
  • Hayes to Fell. *Disruptive noise is expected.
  • Fell to Market. *Disruptive noise is expected.
  • Market to Mission.

The following closures may be required due to construction:

  • Fern alleyway, access closed from Van Ness. Local access in and out from Franklin only, 7AM-5PM
  • Austin alleyway, exit to Van Ness closed. Local access in and out from Franklin only, 7AM-5PM