SFMTA Continues Church and Duboce Track and Street Improvement Project
Release date: Oct. 11, 2011
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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which manages transportation in the City, including the Municipal Railway (Muni), today announced the continuation of track improvement work on the Muni Metro system. From approximately 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21 to 5 a.m., Monday, Oct. 24, the SFMTA will install a temporary rail crossover and a platform for customers with disabilities on Church Street between Market and 15th streets. The construction will require the closure of southbound lanes on Church Street between Market and 15th streets as well as the use of Muni bus shuttles on the J Church light rail line between 18th Street and Market Street and a reroute of outbound 22 Fillmore buses. J Church trains will operate between Balboa Park and 16th Street. The N Judah will not be affected. The next weekend work for this project will be Nov. 4 to 7.
This work is part of the nearly two-year long Church & Duboce Track and Street Improvement Project that began this spring. It will ensure a safer, more reliable transportation network by replacing worn infrastructure and keeping Muni in a state of good repair.
Inbound J Line customers continuing downtown may transfer from the bus shuttle on Church Street to Muni Metro service at the Church Street Station. Outbound J Line customers should take a K Ingleside, L Taraval, M Ocean View or S Shuttle train to Church Street Station. To connect to J Church service to Balboa Park, customers may take a shuttle from the northwest corner of Market and Church streets and transfer to light rail service at 16th Street or 18th Street.
Muni Service Impacts
J Church Subway Service
J Church Street Level Service
Signs will be in place to direct customers to the temporary bus stops. SFMTA Ambassadors will be in the area to provide information and to assist customers in making connections on Muni bus and rail service.
A collaborative effort between various City agencies and local community groups, the Church & Duboce Track and Street Improvement Project is part of the SFMTA’s ongoing Capital Improvement Program.
This project incorporates community-based input and inter-agency support from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, Department of Public Works, City Planning Department, San Francisco Arts Commission and the San Francisco County Transportation Authority. By integrating infrastructure and streetscape enhancements along with Better Streets policies, the Church & Duboce Track & Street Improvement Project will create a safer, more attractive neighborhood environment that enhances all modes of transportation.
In addition to extensive community outreach during the design process, SFMTA outreach staff will work with neighborhood merchants and community groups to keep them informed.
The project will revitalize the Muni system by upgrading Muni tracks and essential systems and provide numerous streetscape and infrastructure improvements to the surrounding neighborhood.
Streetscape improvements resulting from this project include:
Infrastructure improvements include:
Future J and N Line Shutdowns for the Church & Duboce Project
After the partial shutdown in November, track improvement work will require approximately nine weekend partial shutdowns of Muni rail service in the new year: five on the J Church Line and six on the N Judah Line.
In addition to the individual line shutdowns, there will be a nine-day partial shutdown of both J and N lines scheduled for May 2012 to replace the curved track at the intersection of Church and Duboce streets.
For more information on the project, please visit sfmta.com/duboce or contact 311.
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