**PRESS RELEASE** SFMTA Weekend Transit and Traffic Advisory

November 6, 2014
Contact: Paul Rose
415.601.1637, cell
[email protected]
SFMTA Weekend Transit and Traffic Advisory
San Francisco—The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) releases
the following upcoming event-related traffic and transit impacts for this weekend, from
Friday, November 7 through Tuesday, November 11. Anyone traveling in San Francisco
can check www.sfmta.com or call 311 to find out which of the 76 Muni lines will get them
where they want to go. All road users are encouraged to be aware, share the
roadway and to follow all rules to ensure everyone’s safety.
For real-time updates during the week, 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., and special events, follow us on
www.twitter.com/sfmta_muni or visit http://www.sfmta.com/signup to sign up for real-time
text messages or email alerts.
Veterans Day Holiday Muni Schedule and Parking Enforcement
On Tuesday, the Veterans Day Holiday: Muni service will operate on a regular weekday
Parking meters and seven day street sweeping will be enforced citywide on the
holiday. Residential parking permits and Monday-Friday daytime street sweeping and
commuter towaway will not be enforced.
Parking meters on The Embarcadero and at Fisherman’s Wharf, are enforced seven days
per week throughout the year except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s
Parking meters in the remainder of the City are enforced Monday through Saturday
throughout the year except on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Hazards are always subject to ticketing and towing.
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Veterans Day Parade
On Sunday: The annual Veterans Day Parade will take place on Market Street from 2 nd
Street to the Civic Center Plaza. Staging will begin at 7 a.m. on 2nd Street between Market
and Folsom streets. No traffic will be allowed on 2nd Street. Cross traffic on Folsom,
Howard and Mission streets at 2nd Street will be allowed until the parade begins. After the
parade units have passed and the street is cleaned, 2nd Street will be re-opened for traffic.
Traffic along Market Street will start closing beginning at 10 a.m. No traffic will be allowed
on Market Street between 2nd and 7th streets after 10:30 a.m. SFMTA traffic control
officers and SFPD officers will be present to facilitate cross traffic across Market Street
between 2nd and 7th streets until 10:30 a.m.
Streets will be re-opened once the parade units have passed and the streets have been
At 11 a.m. the parade will proceed north on 2 nd Street, west on Market Street, west on
McAllister Street, south on Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place and pass the reviewing stand.
The parade will disband on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Larkin Street.
During the parade, vehicles will be re-routed around the parade route except Muni buses.
The following Muni line and routes will be affected:
 F Market
 2 Clement
 5 Fulton
 6 Parnassus
 8X Bayshore Express
 9 San Bruno
 10 Townsend
 12 Folsom-Pacific
 19 Polk
 21 Hayes
 27 Bryant
 30 Stockton
 31 Balboa
 38 Geary
 45 Union-Stockton
 71 Haight-Noriega
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Sunset Tunnel Re-railing Project
The Sunset Tunnel Trackway Improvement Project includes track and infrastructure
replacements inside the Sunset Tunnel, located between Cole Valley and Duboce Triangle,
Transit Signal Priority upgrades for nine intersections along the N Judah Line and
construction of two accessible platforms at Judah and 28 th Avenue. This multiple system
upgrades to the N Judah Metro Line will make transit safer and more reliable.
Seismic upgrades to Sunset Tunnel are important part of the safety enhancement project.
It will involve structural retrofit of the tunnel portal retaining walls and their foundations.
Project Update:
Beginning at approximately 8 p.m., Friday and through 5 a.m., Monday, the SFMTA will
kick off the weekend construction to replace track and other infrastructure inside the
Sunset Tunnel. The construction work is scheduled for 15 weekends between November
2014 and June 2015.
After the work on the first weekend of November 7, it will continue on the weekends of
November 14 and November 21. This construction project will resume in early 2015 after
the holidays.
During the weekend when the tunnel is under construction, N Judah rail service will be
substituted with bus shuttles between Church and Duboce streets and Ocean Beach. Bus
substitution will start at approximately 7 p.m., Friday and will operate during all regular
service hours until 5 a.m., Monday. The bus shuttles will follow the N Judah Line making
regular stops except for the tunnel portion where buses will operate on Haight Street.
There will be no impact on the weekend N Judah Owl bus service.
Regular N Judah rail service will continue to provide service between Caltrain Depot and
Church/Duboce. The N Judah stops at Church/Duboce will provide a transfer point
between bus shuttles and trains for Muni customers.
The ongoing work of “Transit Signal Priority” project to install the electric conduits within
the trackway along Irving Street between 3rd and 9th avenues will conclude this weekend.
Castro Streetscape Improvement Construction Project
The Castro Streetscape Improvement Construction Project is a joint collaboration between
the SFMTA, San Francisco Public Works and San Francisco Planning Department.
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Castro Streetscape Improvement Construction Project continued
Beginning Tuesday, November 5, crews started paving and adding barrier improvements
to the Jane Warner Plaza.
During construction, the F Market and Wharves Line will be rerouted from the turnaround
in Jane Warner Plaza located at Castro and 17th/Market Streets until Thursday, November
Inbound boarding location of F Market and Wharves Line will be changed:
 Stops at Market/Castro streets and Market/Noe streets will be relocated to Noe and
17th streets
 Stop at Market and Sanchez streets will be relocated to Church and Market streets,
using J Church Line platform on Church Street
Customers who need accessible service can use the Market/Noe streets stop for outbound
travel and Church/Market streets stop for inbound travel.
UPDATE: Central Subway Construction
Construction of the Yerba Buena/Moscone Station will continue. 4th Street between
Howard and Folsom streets is reduced down to one lane for eight weeks from Saturday,
September 13 through mid-November. Heavy foot, auto and transit traffic is expected.
Motorists should expect traffic delays and to use alternative routes.
UPDATE: Folsom Street Off-Ramp Realignment Project
The San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) continues re-construction of
the Folsom Street off-ramp from westbound Interstate 80 to Fremont Street. This off-ramp
configuration will facilitate a better gateway that leads into a pedestrian-oriented
neighborhood. Installation of a new traffic signal at the off-ramp intersection will allow for a
newly constructed continuous sidewalk and bike lanes on the east side of Fremont Street.
This construction work is anticipated to be completed in March of 2015.
During the construction period, the 108 Treasure Island Muni route will be affected during
all hours of service.
For details of Muni re-routes, please visit http://www.sfmta.com/news/alerts. This website
will be updated when it is closer to the event date.
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UPDATE: Balboa Park Station Muni Light Rail Platform Construction Project
To improve customer safety and enhance transit reliability, the SFMTA is building a new
accessible boarding platform and ramp on San Jose Avenue at the Balboa Park BART
Station for the J Church and K Ingleside light rail lines.
During construction, bus stops serving Balboa Park Station will be temporarily relocated:
Inbound boarding of the J Church is located at northeast of San Jose and Geneva
avenues in front of Crazy Pepper Restaurant; accessible boarding will be available
at the high-level platform located on San Jose Avenue at Seneca Avenue
The last stop of outbound J Church line is relocated to the M Ocean View island
stop located at San Jose and Geneva Avenues
Inbound boarding of the K Ingleside relocated to San Jose Avenue inside the
Balboa Park Station Muni Yard.
The J-Church and K-Ingleside light rail service will continue service during all operation
The project is on-going and is anticipated to be completed by November of this year.
Construction work will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Sunday.
Muni Forward: Rapid Network Improvements on Market Street
The installation of new, red transit-only lanes on Market Street will continue. The durable,
new red transit-only lanes consist of a red thermoplastic bonded to the existing lanes and
will run between 5th and 12th streets. The red carpet treatment makes the dedicated
transit-only lanes more visible to motorists to ensure the lanes are kept clear for Muni and
taxis. The Market Street red carpet lane will be similar to the ones already installed on
Church, 3rd, Geary and O’Farrell streets.
The installation of red lane treatment will be conducted over Friday and Saturday nights
through November.
All traffic will be diverted to the curb lane during the installation work. Cross traffic will be
allowed at all intersections.
All eastbound Muni buses will operate on the curb lane in the construction area and use
existing curb lane bus stops.
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Muni Forward: Rapid Network Improvements on Market Street continued
The following Muni lines and routes will be affected:
 F Market and Wharves
 6 Parnassus
 9 San Bruno
 71 Haight-Noriega
 N-Owl
 L-Owl
For details of Muni re-routes, please visit http://www.sfmta.com/news/alerts. This website
will be updated when it is closer to the event date.
Project Update:
1) Paint work will be conducted from 11 p.m., Friday to 5 a.m., Saturday and
from 11 p.m., Saturday to 5 a.m., Sunday.
2) Paint work will be conducted on westbound direction between 8th and 9th
streets and eastbound direction from 12th Street to Van Ness Avenue.
UPDATE: Sewer Restoration Work
Crews from the Public Utilities Commission and San Francisco Public Works will continue
the installation work of a new sewer main pipeline on Spear Street between Market and
Mission streets. This construction project is anticipated to last until spring of 2015.
Project Update:
Construction work will continue to take place at the intersection of Spear and
Mission streets. Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day.
During the construction hours, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.:
 No street parking will be allowed
 Sidewalk will remain open for pedestrian traffic
 Local access will be allowed
 With an exception of Muni buses, the intersection of Spear and Mission streets will
be close to all other traffic
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UPDATE: Sewer Restoration Work continued
During the closure, there may be brief delays on the following Muni lines and routes:
 2 Clement
 6 Parnassus
 14 Mission
 14 Mission Limited
 14 Owl
 21 Hayes
 31 Balboa
 L Owl
 K Morning Shuttle
 M Morning Shuttle
For project updates, please visit sfwater.org/NorthShoreSewer
For more information on Muni service, please call the San Francisco Customer Service Center at 311 or visit
www.sfmta.com. For additional information on Muni's Accessible Services Program, please call (415) 701-4485 or TTY
(415) 701-4730.
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