Provided by Casey Hildreth, SFMTA Principal Planner, Livable Streets
For the most up-to-date construction information please visit www.sfpublicworks.org/uppermarket.
F line motorized bus service starting Tuesday, Feb. 22 through Saturday, March 12
The SFMTA, in partnership with the Department of Public Works, will be substituting motorized buses for the full F Market & Wharves historic streetcar route for three weeks, starting Feb. 22 through March 12. During this time, F Line service will be modified to accommodate construction activities for the Upper Market Safety Project as well as other essential track repair and maintenance elsewhere on the rail corridor. Published service hours and frequencies should not be affected.
The agencies have worked closely together and with the contractor to minimize overall service disruption to the F line while completing essential work for Upper Market's improved traffic signals, medians, and streetcar stops. Originally planned for April, we were able to move up to between the Chinese New Year and St Patrick's Day celebrations. This is a critical milestone to reach for Upper Market to stay on track for completion ahead of PRIDE month, so we appreciate your patience and understanding during this time!
Individual F line stops to be closed temporarily for construction through spring
Within Upper Market there will also be temporary closures of individual streetcar stops to support construction activities, including the installation of decorative MUNI railings. Temporary closures will occur on a rolling basis starting February 22nd through spring 2022. Most stops will be affected for spproximately one week with the exception of eastbound Dolores and westbound Laguna stops, which will be the first affected since they have more extensive work planned.
Signs and notices will be posted in advance of each stop closure to alert the public and suggest alternative routing for the closest available F Line stops.
Upper Market Phase 2 work continues
The contractor team is working to finish underground sewer work at 15th/Sanchez and 16th/Noe in preparation for above-ground sidewalk and traffic signal work later this spring. Please note in order to maintain the project schedule crews will continue to work on Saturdays for the next few weeks.
ADA upgrades to Pink Triangle Park - including a new crosswalk with curb ramps across 17th and more accessible sidewalk path-of-travel to the MUNI elevator - should be completed in the next week or so.