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F line substitution, Pink Triangle Park crosswalk successfully completed
Last month the contractor completed all necessary tunneling and surface work that requires the temporary substitution of historic streetcars with bus service along the corridor, including median crosswalk revisions at Laguna and Dolores streets. During this time a new accessible crosswalk to Pink Triangle Park and the existing Muni elevator also was installed on 17th Street.
Much work remains to be done - and as noted below there will be upcoming impacts to individual streetcar stops - but this was a major project milestone and we thank everyone for your patience throughout that process.
Rainbow Honor Walk plaque installations begin this week
In the coming days work will begin to relocate 7 existing Rainbow Honor Walk plaques on Market Street (for more consistent and visible placement) and install 8 new sidewalk plaques (extending the Honor Walk eastward to 16th/Noe streets). An accessible path of travel and fronting business access will be maintained at all times, but please expect temporary disruptions as this work will affect an approx. 8'x8' area for each plaque.
Median uplighting work continues, HOPE-themed Muni railing installation planned for May
Work in the center medians to install uplighting and cobblestone repair/replacement will continue in the coming weeks between Castro and Dolores. This work may require temporary lane closures during construction.
Installation of new MUNI railings, designed by Public Works with input from many of you (with a special acknowledgement to the Castro CBD Streetscape Committee), is planned to begin in May. This work will require the temporary closure and removal of transit shelters for individual stops (for approximately one week each), starting with 17th/Jane Warner Plaza and working eastward to Laguna/Guerrero. More information will be posted prior to starting, including multi-language notices at affected locations and an additional email construction update.
A race to Pride (and beyond)
From the start of construction in June 2021, the project has had the goal of reaching substantial completion by summer 2022 and otherwise supporting the celebration of Pride with minimal construction-related impacts. The project generally remains on track to meet this goal and is working urgently to complete what we can starting at Castro and working east. However, due primarily to supply chain delays for critical components (such as granite curbs and traffic signal heads/poles), it is becoming clear that construction activities will likely extend deeper into the summer months. Contractor and staff are doing what they can to push and/or find new vendors with faster timelines, but there are global issues out of our control.
At this time we are proceeding with the work as described above, along with additional traffic signal and sewer work at 15th /Sanchez and 16th/Noe streets. Construction of sidewalk bulbouts at these locations may be delayed until after Pride, pending the actual delivery of critical materials and coordination with work planned for the Octavia Boulevard/Central Freeway area.