SFMTA Reminds San Francisco Residents and Visitors that Construction Continues on N Judah, J Church Lines July 20
Release date: July 19, 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 22 Fillmore and N Owl and traffic detours the weekend of July 20 as well as two additional weekends 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 July 20 weekend and upcoming construction weekends, 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 be operated in the Metro subway; however, supplemental rail service will be in place between Castro Station and the Caltrain Station at 4th and King streets. The J Church Line will operate between the Balboa Park Station and Market Street Friday night and all day Sunday. J Line customers will need to transfer between the Church Street Metro Station and the Church Street stop between Market and 15th streets. On Saturday no trains will operate on the J Line. Bus shuttles will be in place.
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 July 20 weekend work on the Church & Duboce project will include track work and street repaving on Church Street between Market and Duboce streets. The Carl Street project will include track replacement on Carl Street between Arguello Boulevard and Hillway Avenue, including demolition. Crews will also excavate street pavement at the intersection of Carl and Cole streets. In addition, a track crossover will be replaced on Church Street between 22nd and 23rd streets. The Switch Replacement Project is part of regular rail maintenance by Muni’s Maintenance of Way personnel. It will ensure a safer, more reliable transportation network by replacing worn infrastructure and keeping Muni in a state of good repair. This project is part of an upgrade of the existing track work along the L Taraval, N Judah and J Church lines.
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.
The two following additional weekend shutdowns will take place this summer over the following weekends:
All dates and details are subject to change due to weather or other operational issues.
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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