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Release date: 6/10/11

*** Press Release ***

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which oversees all surface transportation in the City, including the Municipal Railway (Muni), today announced that underground drainage work will begin Monday, June 13 and last approximately two weeks at West Portal and 15th avenues. Construction will take place on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Traffic Impacts

The following street closure will be required from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., each construction day:

  • Westbound West Portal Avenue from 15th Avenue to Sloat Boulevard

Through traffic on West Portal Avenue will detour south on 15th Avenue to Portola Drive and back to Sloat Boulevard. Local access for businesses and residents on West Portal Avenue will be maintained.

During construction, flaggers will be on site to monitor and assist with traffic flow.

Transit Impacts

No Muni routes or lines will be affected.

This final piece of work is needed to resolvea drainageissuethat arose at West Portal and 15thavenues related to the light rail vehicle track installed during last summer’s St. Francis Circle Rail Replacement Project.

For more information about the Saint Francis Rail Replacement Project, please visit or call 311.

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