SFMTA Reminds San Francisco Residents and Visitors that Construction Continues on N Judah, J Church Lines Aug. 3
Release date: August 1, 2012
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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which manages transportation in the city, including the Municipal Railway (Muni), today reminds customers and San Francisco residents and visitors of the continuation of track improvement work on the Muni Metro system, starting Friday. Construction for the Church & Duboce Track and Street Improvement Project and the Carl Street Rail Replacement Project will require bus shuttle substitution on the N Judah Line, disruption to the J Church Line, reroutes of the 43 Masonic, 37 Corbett, 22 Fillmore and N Owl and traffic detours the weekend of August 3 as well as one additional weekend this summer. These projects are essential to keeping Muni in a state of good repair and will provide pedestrian and street improvements.
The construction hours will be from 8 p.m., Friday to 5 a.m., Monday on each weekend. Muni service adjustments and traffic detours will need to start an hour earlier at 7 p.m. on Friday and will continue through construction hours. As with the previous construction weekends for these projects, which began in February, the construction dates have been coordinated between both the Church & Duboce and Carl Street projects to minimize inconvenience to residents, businesses, Muni customers, motorists and bicyclists.
During the August 3 weekend and upcoming construction weekend, the N Line will be shut down with substitute service provided by bus shuttles from Ocean Beach to Church Street. No N Line service will operate in the Metro subway; however, supplemental rail service will be in place between Castro Station and the Caltrain Station at 4th and King streets. On Saturday and Sunday the J Church Line will operate between the Balboa Park Station and Market Street. J Line customers will need to transfer between the Church Street Metro Station and the Church Street stop between Market and 15th streets.
Muni Service Impacts
N Judah Bus Shuttles
SFMTA Ambassadors will be in the area to provide information and to assist customers at transfer points.
The August 3 weekend work on the Church & Duboce project will include street repaving on Church Street between Market and Reservoir streets and at the intersection of Church and Duboce as well as the installation of the guard rail on the Church Street boarding island between Duboce and Reservoir streets. The Carl Street project will include track replacement at the intersection of Carl and Cole streets and near the Sunset Tunnel as well as sewer work on Carl Street between Arguello Boulevard and Hillway Avenue.
Future J and N Line Shutdowns
The Church & Duboce Track and Street Improvement Project and the Carl Street Rail Replacement Project will require multiple partial rail service shutdowns or disruptions on the J Church and N Judah Muni lines and reroutes of local Muni bus service during the construction that will be completed in 2013.
One additional weekend shutdown will take place this summer over the weekend of August 17-20.
These projects will provide:
For more information on the Church & Duboce Track and Street Improvement Project, please visit sfmta.com/duboce or contact 311.
For more information on the Carl Street Rail Replacement Project, please visit sfmta.com/carl or contact 311.
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