SFMTA Reminds Customers that Church and Duboce Project Resumes Tomorrow
Release date: Jan. 26, 2012
*** Press Release ***
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which manages transportation in the city, including the Municipal Railway (Muni), today reminds customers of the continuation of track improvement work on the Muni Metro system. From 7 p.m., Tomorrow, Jan. 27 until 5 a.m., Monday, Jan. 30 the SFMTA will replace the tracks at the intersection of Market and Church streets. The construction will continue around the clock over the weekend and require the closure of Church Street in both directions at Market Street and westbound Market Street at Church Street to through traffic. Eastbound Market Street will remain open. In addition to traffic impacts, the construction will also require partial shutdowns of the J Church and F Market & Wharves lines and reroutes of the 22 Fillmore, 37 Corbett and N Owl.
This work is part of the nearly two-year long Church and Duboce Track and Street Improvement Project that began last 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 Church customers continuing downtown will need to transfer from the stop on Church Street south of Market to Metro service in 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.
SFMTA Ambassadors will be in the area to provide information and to assist customers at transfer points.
Muni Service Impacts
See attached maps for transit detours and impacts.
F Market & Wharves Line
See attached map for traffic detours.
Upcoming Track Work
The next phase of weekend track work will begin in late February and continue for six weekends. This phase of work will only affect the N Judah Line.
Future J and N Line Shutdowns
The Church & Duboce Track and Street Improvement Project will require multiple partial rail service shutdowns and substitute bus shuttle service on the J Church and N Judah Muni lines and reroutes of local Muni bus service during the construction period that ends in 2013.
In addition to the individual line shutdowns on weekends, there will be a longer, partial shutdown of both the J and N lines beginning May 25. Work will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 25 and end at 5 a.m. on Monday, June 4, during which time the curved track at the intersection of Church and Duboce streets will be replaced.
All dates and details are subject to change due to weather or other operational issues.
Church & Duboce Track and Street Improvement Project
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.
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.
For more information on the Church & Duboce Track and Street Improvement Project, please visit sfmta.com/duboce or contact 311.
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