Your Weekend Transit Advisory: Athletic Assoc. event, Bay to Breakers, construction

Athletic Association Event
On Sunday: The San Francisco Gaelic Athletic Association event will take place at San Francisco Gaelic Fields on Treasure Island.

A street closure of Avenue “H” between 11th and 13th streets will be required from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The 25 Treasure Island Muni route will be affected.

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.

Bay to Breakers Race
On Sunday: The 104th annual race will begin at 8 a.m.

For additional event details, please visit www.baytobreakers.com; for event street closures, please visit http://zapposbaytobreakers.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/B2B-Street-Facility-Closures-All.pdf.

Please see separate release with full details of Muni express bus service: http://www.sfmta.com/news/press-releases/sfmta-provide-muni-express-service-bay-breakers-race-0.

UPDATE: Sunset Tunnel Re-railing Project
Project Update:
The Sunset Tunnel construction will not take place this weekend, May 16.

The N Judah rail service will operate on regular weekend schedule.

The next weekend construction is tentatively scheduled for the weekend, May 29.

Project Description:
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 Street and 28th Avenue.

These 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.

In order to maximize construction opportunities, the SFMTA has integrated multiple construction components under the Sunset Tunnel project in order to minimize the inconveniences for both N Judah riders and the community around the construction area:

  1. The Transit Signal Priority (TSP) system upgrades are taking place at nine intersections sequentially along the N Judah Line. The TSP system will use technology to reduce dwelling time at traffic signals for Muni light rail vehicles by holding green lights longer.
  2. The construction of two new wheelchair accessible platforms on Judah and 28th Avenue which includes longer boarding islands and in compliant of ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) curb ramps will make Muni Metro system safer and easier to use for all customers. Construction of the new platforms was successfully completed in late March. The eastbound and westbound stops are now being served by N Judah trains.

Ongoing Work:

The Transit Signal Priority (TSP) system upgrades at nine intersections along the N Judah Line: Crews will continue working on cable installation at various locations on Judah and Irving streets. The work takes place on weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.

During construction: 1) streets will remain open; 2) there will be lane closures and traffic will be diverted; and 3) street parking at construction site WILL NOT be available.

REMINDER: Folsom Street Off-Ramp Realignment Project
The San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) will continue 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 complete in July of 2015.

During construction, 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.

REMINDER: 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.

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

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.

REMINDER: Balboa Park Station Muni Light Rail Platform Construction Project
Project Update:
To improve customer safety and enhance transit reliability, the SFMTA has completed construction of the new boarding platform and an Americans with Disabilities Act-accessible ramp on San Jose Avenue at the Balboa Park BART Station for the J Church and K Ingleside light rail lines.

The following changes for customer boarding are in effect:

  • The Inbound J Church and K Ingleside light rail boarding area inside Muni Green Yard at the Balboa Park Station will be discontinued. Customers will board at the newly elevated ADA compliant platform on San Jose Avenue.
  • The K Ingleside line stop at the corner of Ocean Avenue at San Jose Avenue will be discontinued. Customers will board at the Balboa Park Station.

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