Recently my wife and I came home from a week away to find our street corner partially demolished once again. We have lived about a block away, south from the Taraval Post Office, since 1972. This is the fifth time since about 1980 that our corner has been jackhammered and handicap ramps installed and or reinstalled.
Replacing tracks, sewers, water mains and the electrical network of overhead wires and traffic signals along Taraval Street, from Sunset Boulevard to West Portal, starts this month as the second half of the L-Taraval light-rail revamp begins.
An installation project is set to begin on Monday, Aug. 16, which would close Transverse Drive in Golden Gate Park from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The work which necessitated the two-lane closures on 19th Avenue is progressing faster than anticipated.
Major Traffic Delays Expected on 19th Avenue in San Francisco April 5-13 Due to Construction. Motorists Are Encouraged to Take Alternative Routes to Avoid the Works Zones
Businesses and residents along Taraval Street have expressed concerns over the renovation work known as The Taraval Project currently underway along the busy commercial and residential corridor,
Commuters driving southbound on 19th Avenue from Lincoln Way might want to consider other options because a traffic lane will be shut down at certain places along that busy roadway all the way down to Holloway Avenue for at least the next 27 months.
You’re invited. Please join us to learn more and have a discussion about staging locations for L Taraval Improvement Project Segment B’s work (Sunset Boulevard to West Portal).
Forecast of Work Planned for August 26-September 6, 2019.
Starting Thursday, August 15, traffic pattern on lower Great Highway between Ulloa and Santiago streets will be changed. Northbound travel lane on lower Great Highway will be rerouted to 48th Avenue for two blocks between Ulloa and Santiago streets. Southbound travel lane will continue on lower Great Highway as usual. This will be in effect until project completion in 2022.
The votes have been tallied and by more than 50% of the votes, option B- retain more parking, is the winning vote.
Outer Taraval merchants between 46thand 47th avenues sent a letter to San Francisco Mayor London Breed and San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Board members, requesting that the SFMTA provide alternative solutions to staging, provide a traffic study, provide more information about the impact of construction on local businesses and a commitment from SFMTA To receive regular updates during construction.
When a raucous meeting about plans for the L-Taraval Improvement Project did not go as the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) had hoped, they went back to the drawing board to reassess the plan and have now scheduled another meeting.
Press Release from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), August 1, 2019.
Starting this month, construction is going to begin on Taraval Street as SFMTA/Muni begins a two- to three-year construction project ripping up Taraval Street to install new sewer lines, and then repaving Taraval Street, reinstalling the overhead lines and tracks, building the boarding islands, etc.