Skip to content.

Release date: Jan. 26, 2012

*** Press Release ***

Map of Muni detours (.PDF)

Map of traffic detours (.PDF)

Map of bike detour (.PDF)

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.

J Church

  • The J Church will operate between Balboa Park Station and Church and Market streets.
  • S Shuttle trains will provide supplemental service in the Muni Metro subway between Embarcadero Station and Castro Station.
  • Church Street Station is the transfer point to street level service to the outer terminals on the J Line.
  • Outbound J Line customers can continue their trip at the stop on Church Street between Market and 15th streets.

F Market & Wharves Line

  • F Market streetcars will operate between Fisherman’s Wharf and 9th and Market streets only.
  • Bus shuttle service will be provided in both directions between Castro Street and the Ferry Plaza serving all F Line stops.
  • The inbound Market and Church island stop will be moved to the curb.

22 Fillmore

  • 22 Fillmore will be rerouted inbound and outbond around the construction.
  • Customers wishing to transfer to the Metro subway should disembark at Sanchez/15th/Market and use the Church Street Station.
  • The eastbound Church and 16th Street island stop will be relocated to the southwest corner of Church and 16th streets.

37 Corbett

  • The 37 Corbett will be rerouted and miss the intersection of Church, 14th and Market streets.
  • Customers wishing to access Church Street or transfer to the Metro subway, the F Line or the 22 Fillmore Route should disembark at Sanchez/15th/Market.

N Owl

  • N Owl bus service will be rerouted.
  • The outbound Church and Market stop will not be served; customers should board at Church and Duboce.
  • The inbound Church and Market island stop will be moved to the curb on the southwest corner of Church and Market streets.

Traffic Impacts

See attached map for traffic detours.

  • The construction will require the closure of westbound Market Street at Church Street to through traffic.
  • Eastbound Market Street will remain open, though slowdowns are expected through the construction site.
  • At the intersection of Church and Market streets, both directions of Church Street will be closed to through traffic.
  • Eastbound 14th Street will also be closed to through traffic at Church Street during the construction period.
  • Westbound Market Street will be closed to bicyclists at Buchanan Street.
  • Traffic control officers and police officers will direct traffic at critical intersections.
  • Street parking will not be available in and around the construction site.
  • Electronic message signs will be used in affected areas to alert traffic of detours.
  • Local access will be granted and all local businesses will remain open.

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

Community Outreach

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.

Project Benefits

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 or contact 311.

telephone311 Free language assistance / 免費語言協助 / Ayuda gratuita con el idioma / Бесплатная помощь переводчиков / Trợ giúp Thông dịch Miễn phí / Assistance linguistique gratuite / 無料の言語支援 / 무료 언어 지원 / Libreng tulong para sa wikang Tagalog / คว“มช่วยเหลือท“งภ“ษ“โดยไม่เส’ยค่าใช้จ่าย


©2000-2013 San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. All rights reserved.