Your Weekend Transit Advisory: Athletic Assoc. event, Little League parade, construction

Athletic Association Event

Saturday and Sunday, March 5 and 6: 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 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The 25 Treasure Island Muni route will be affected.

Little League Parade

Saturday, March 5: San Francisco Little League Baseball will open the 2016 season with a parade from the Presidio to Marina Middle School. For event details, please visit http://www.sfll.org.

Beginning at 10 a.m. the parade will leave the Presidio Main Post through the Gorgas Gate, turn south on Lyon Street and proceed east on Union Street to Laguna Street, north to Chestnut Street, west to Divisadero, through the neighborhood and back to Bay Street to disband in the school parking lot.

San Francisco Police Officers will monitor the parade for necessary street closures.

The following Muni routes will be affected:

  • 22 Fillmore
  • 28 19th Avenue
  • 30 Stockton
  • 43 Masonic
  • 45 Union

CONSTRUCTION WORK AND OTHER UPDATES

UPDATE: Mission Street Transit Improvement Project

Wednesday, March 2 through next Wednesday, March 9: Paint work for the “Transit Only Lanes” on Mission Street between 30th and Cesar Chavez streets has been complete. The paint crews will now begin making adjustments to the street striping on Mission between Cesar Chavez and 14th Street. This work will be conducted between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., weekdays, from Wednesday March 2 through next Wednesday March 9. No weekend construction will be conducted.

This work is part of Muni Forward’s 14 Mission Rapid Project, a major street redesign that aims to make Muni routes 14R Mission Rapid, 14 Mission and 49 Van Ness/Mission more efficient, improve pedestrian safety and ease traffic flow along Mission Street.

No Muni routes will be impacted but vehicles are encouraged to exercise caution in the construction area.

For more project details please visit 14 Mission Rapid Project.

UPDATE: Sunset Tunnel Re-railing Project

Friday, March 4 through Monday, March 7: Sunset Tunnel construction work will begin from 8 p.m., Friday to 3:30 a.m., Monday.

During construction, bus shuttles will provide substitution service for the N Judah Line between Church and Duboce streets and Ocean Beach from approximately 7 p.m., Friday until end of service on Sunday.

As part of the subway communications system improvements, the SFMTA will also upgrade the blue light emergency telephone and radio systems inside the Sunset Tunnel. This system upgrade work has recently been accomplished in the subway between Embarcadero and West Portal. The system upgrade work in the Sunset Tunnel will require two additional weekend shutdowns and are tentatively scheduled for the weekends of March 18 and March 25.

As part of the Sunset Tunnel project, the Transit Signal Priority (TSP) system upgrades will take place this weekend at the intersection of Judah Street and 18th Avenue. Work hours will be from 8 to 10 p.m., Friday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, each day.

During construction:

  • The westbound lanes at the intersection will be closed for vehicular traffic, only Muni buses will be allowed to pass through.
  • The westbound traffic will be diverted from Judah Street, right on 17th Avenue, left on Irving Street, left on 20th Avenue and right back on Judah Street.
  • The intersection will remain open for the east, north and south traffic. No left turns will be allowed.
  • Street parking at construction site will be temporarily unavailable
  • Driveway access will be maintained

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 (TSP) upgrades for nine intersections along the N Judah line and construction of two accessible platforms at Judah Street and 28th Avenue. The TSP work takes place concurrently with the Sunset Tunnel construction scheduled for weekends only. Construction of the accessible platforms at Judah Street and 28th Avenue was successfully completed in March 2015.

ONGOING: Balboa Park Station Improvement Project

Now until Further Notice: The Balboa Park Station Area and Plaza Improvements project broke ground on February 29 to implement safety, accessibility and transit improvements around the Balboa Park Station.

Weather permitting, construction work for the project is anticipated for about eight months. Crews will work between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., during weekdays. During the first phase of construction, there will be temporary impacts of:

Bus Stop Relocation: The bus stop located at eastbound on Geneva Avenue between I-280 and San Jose Avenue will be relocated:

  • The following Muni routes will use a temporary stop at the bridge on Geneva Avenue, over the I-280 Highway:
    • 8 Bayshore
    • 8BX Bayshore B Express
  • The following Muni routes will use a temporary stop at Geneva Avenue between San Jose Avenue and the entrance for the “Kiss and Ride” Pick-Up and Drop-Off Zone:
    • 43 Masonic
    • 54 Felton
    • 88 BART Shuttle
    • 91-Owl

Entrance Closure for the “Kiss and Ride” Pick-Up and Drop-Off Zone: To complete sewer and excavation work around the station, the “Kiss and Ride” entrance on Geneva Ave will be closed to vehicles. Motorists should use the entrance on San Jose Avenue at Niagara Avenue.

Lane Closures for Sidewalk Widening and Curb Ramp Upgrades: On Geneva Avenue between San Jose Avenue and the I-280 highway, traffic will be taken down to one lane in each direction during non-peak hours. Motorists are encouraged to use alternative routes during construction.

For more project details, please visit www.sfmta.com/balboaparkarea.

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