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23 January 2015 ~ 2 Comments

Project Advancements | January 24 – February 2

Workers pour concrete for the portal under 4th Street.

Workers pour concrete for the portal under 4th Street.

This post contains brief updates about recent construction activities and a look-ahead for what to expect in Southern SoMa, Northern SoMa, Union Square and Chinatown over the next two weeks. For more detailed information, click here or on the links below. You can also find construction, traffic detour, and Muni impact information on our project Google Map.

Construction schedules may change due to unforeseen conditions. We encourage the public to follow traffic and pedestrian notifications posted at the work sites.

Southern SoMa (Harrison to King): Utility work along 4th Street from Harrison to King streets. Portal construction on 4th Street between Harrison and Bryant streets.

  • Pile installation starting week of Jan. 26 on 4th Street between Welsh and Brannan streets
  • Tentative sewer work may begin the week of Feb. 2 on 4th Street between Brannan and Townsend streets

Northern SoMa (Market to Harrison): Excavation of the station along 4th Street between Howard and Folsom streets. Ground improvement activites at 4th and Jessie streets.

Union Square: Excavation of the station, relocation and supporting of utilities and pile installation on Stockton Street between Ellis and Post streets.

Chinatown: Excavation of the site in preparation for the installation of the station roof. Ongoing utility installation at Stockton and Washington streets.

We thank the businesses, residents, shoppers, and commuters of San Francisco for their continued engagement with this significant investment in the extension of our public transportation system. When opened in 2019, the Central Subway will provide a much-needed connection between major employment, retail, cultural and residential areas of the city.

21 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Union Square Construction Resumes

 

Central Subway work resumes in 2015 at the Union Square/Market Street Station (UMS) and garage on Geary Boulevard and Stockton.

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Project staff spell out “2-0-1-5″ to ring in the new year.

The popular Winter Walk rolled up its open space and green carpet on January 1 to allow construction to continue along Stockton Street.

Workers re-install barricades on Stockton Street.

The Winter Walk open space is removed so that construction can resume.

In the New Year: Ellis Street will be partially closed for approximately three months while the Contractor begins excavation of the station and builds the roof top that will connect the current Powell Street Station to the new UMS entrance.

Sheet pile installation along Ellis, at Stockton.

16 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Project Advancements | January 17 – 26

Workers re-install barricades on Stockton Street.

Workers re-install barricades on Stockton Street.

This post contains brief updates about recent construction activities and a look-ahead for what to expect in Southern SoMa, Northern SoMa, Union Square and Chinatown over the next two weeks. For more detailed information, click here or on the links below. You can also find construction, traffic detour, and Muni impact information on our project Google Map.

Construction schedules may change due to unforeseen conditions. We encourage the public to follow traffic and pedestrian notifications posted at the work sites.

Southern SoMa (Harrison to King): Utility work along 4th Street from Harrison to King streets. Portal construction on 4th Street between Harrison and Bryant streets.

  • Tentative pile installation starting week of Jan. 26 on 4th Street between Welsh and Brannan streets

Northern SoMa (Market to Harrison): Excavation of the station along 4th Street between Howard and Folsom streets. Ground improvement activites at 4th and Jessie streets.

  • Two lanes on the east side of 4th Street are open between Market and Mission streets

Union Square: Excavation of the station, relocation of utilities and pile installation on Stockton Street between Ellis and Post streets.

  • Ellis Street at Stockton Street is closed to vehicular traffic
  • Stockton Street between Ellis and Post streets is closed to vehicular traffic

Chinatown: Excavation of the site in preparation for the installation of the station roof. Ongoing utility installation at Stockton and Washington streets.

We thank the businesses, residents, shoppers, and commuters of San Francisco for their continued engagement with this significant investment in the extension of our public transportation system. When opened in 2019, the Central Subway will provide a much-needed connection between major employment, retail, cultural and residential areas of the city.

09 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Project Advancements | January 10 – 19

On 4th Street, the crew use excavators to dig out the future Yerba Buena/Moscone Station. This station is one of four being constructed for the new alignment of the T Third Line.

Construction crews dig out the future Yerba Buena/Moscone Station. This station is one of four being constructed for the new alignment of the T Third Line.

This post contains brief updates about recent construction activities and a look-ahead for what to expect in Southern SoMa, Northern SoMa, Union Square, Chinatown and North Beach over the next two weeks. For more detailed information, click here or on the links below. You can also find construction, traffic detour, and Muni impact information on our project Google Map.

Check out our new video which highlights 2014 Central Subway milestones and progress.

Construction schedules may change due to unforeseen conditions. We encourage the public to follow traffic and pedestrian notifications posted at the work sites.

Southern SoMa (Harrison to King): Utility work along 4th Street from Harrison to King streets. Portal construction continues on 4th Street between Harrison and Bryant streets.

  • Tentative pile installation starting week of Jan. 19 on 4th Street between Freelon and Brannan streets
  • Sewer work on 4th Street between Freelon and Bluxome streets

Northern SoMa (Market to Harrison): Excavation of the station along 4th Street between Howard and Folsom streets. Repair of utility lines at 4th and Jessie streets.

  • Two lanes on the east side of 4th Street are open between Market and Mission streets

Union Square: Construction has resumed on Stockton Street between Ellis and Post streets. Crews are excavating the site and relocating utilities.

  • Ellis Street at Stockton Street is closed to vehicular traffic
  • Stockton Street between Geary Boulevard and Post Street is closed to vehicular traffic

Chinatown: Construction crews are demobilizing equipment and excavating the site in preparation for the installation of the station roof. Ongoing utility installation at Stockton and Washington streets.

  • Night work: removal of heavy equipment is anticipated early morning of Jan. 12 between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m.

North Beach: Restoration of the retrieval shaft site is complete. The North Beach section of the weekly update will be phased out next week due to the completion of our work at that site.

We thank the businesses, residents, shoppers, and commuters of San Francisco for their continued engagement with this significant investment in the extension of our public transportation system. When opened in 2019, the Central Subway will provide a much-needed connection between major employment, retail, cultural and residential areas of the city.

 

02 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Project Advancements | January 3 – 12

Construction resumes on Stockton Street, Monday, Jan. 5.

During the next 10 days, Central Subway construction work continues at sites in SoMa, Union Square, Chinatown and North Beach. This section contains brief updates about recent construction activities and a look-ahead for what to expect in each neighborhood. For more detailed information, scroll down or click on the links below. You can also find construction, traffic detour, and Muni impact information on our project Google Map.

Construction schedules may change due to unforeseen conditions. We encourage the public to follow traffic and pedestrian notifications posted at the work sites.

Southern SoMa (Harrison to King): Utility work along 4th Street from Harrison to King streets.

  • Sewer work on 4th Street between Freelon and Bluxome streets.
  • Street light conduit work on Townsend Street between 4th and 5th streets.

Northern SoMa (Market to Harrison)Excavation of the station along 4th Street between Howard and Folsom streets. Repairing utility lines at 4th and Jessie.

  • Closure of the sidewalk at 4th and Clementina streets continues. Access Clementina Street from 5th Street.
  • Two lanes on the east side are open between Market and Mission.

Union SquareConstruction resumes on Stockton Street between Ellis and Post streets. Work crews are demobilizing the Winter Walk, which includes installation of barricades, pile installation and excavation.

  • Ellis Street between Stockton and Powell streets is anticipated to be partially closed to vehicular traffic starting Jan. 5.
  • Closure of Stockton Street between Geary Boulevard and Post Street may begin the week of Jan. 5.

Chinatown: Construction crews are demobilizing equipment and excavating the site in preparation for the station roof. Ongoing utility installation at Stockton and Washington streets.

North BeachRestoration of the retrieval shaft site is anticipated to be completed during the week of Jan. 5.

We thank the businesses, residents, shoppers, and commuters of San Francisco for their continued engagement with this significant investment in the extension of our public transportation system. When opened in 2019, the Central Subway will provide a much-needed connection between major employment, retail, cultural and residential areas of the city.

19 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Project Advancements | Dec. 20, 2014 – Jan. 2, 2015

Due to the upcoming holidays, this update covers the next two weeks of Central Subway work. There will be no update next Friday, Dec. 26. Happy holidays from the Central Subway team!

Underneath 4th Street between Harrison and Bryant, preparation for the portal work has begun.

Underneath 4th Street between Harrison and Bryant, preparation for the portal work has begun.

During the next 14 days, Central Subway work continues at sites in SoMa, Union Square, Chinatown and North Beach. This section contains brief updates about recent construction activities and a look-ahead for what to expect in each neighborhood. For more detailed information, scroll down or click on the links below. You can also find construction, traffic detour, and Muni impact information on our project Google Map.

Construction work on Stockton Street in Union Square has paused for the holiday season. Work within the station sites, underground work, and night work continues. See your neighborhood section below for details.

Construction schedules may change due to unforeseen conditions. We encourage the public to follow traffic and pedestrian notifications posted at the work sites.

Southern SoMa (Harrison to King): Ongoing utilities along 4th Street from Harrison to King streets.

Northern SoMa (Market to Harrison): Continuing excavation of the station along 4th Street between Howard and Folsom streets.

  • Closure of the sidewalk at 4th and Clementina streets will continue. Access Clementina Street from 5th Street.

Union Square: Construction has paused on Stockton and Ellis streets, resuming in January.

Chinatown: Construction crews will be demobilizing equipment and will begin to excavate the site in preparation of the station roof. Ongoing utility installation on Stockton and Washington streets.

North Beach: Restoration of the retrieval shaft site is ongoing.

We thank the businesses, residents, shoppers, and commuters of San Francisco for their continued engagement with this significant investment in the extension of our public transportation system. When opened in 2019, the Central Subway will provide a much-needed connection between major employment, retail, cultural and residential areas of the city.

12 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Project Advancements | December 13 – December 22, 2014

The construction crew has opened one additional lane to traffic on 4th Street   between Howard and Folsom streets.

An additional lane has been reopened to traffic on 4th Street between Howard and Folsom streets.

During the next 10 days, Central Subway work continues at sites in SoMa, Union Square, Chinatown and North Beach. This post contains brief updates about recent construction activities and a look-ahead for what to expect in each neighborhood. For more detailed information, click here or on the links below. You can also find construction, traffic detour, and Muni impact information on our project Google Map.

Construction work on Stockton Street in Union Square has paused for the holiday season. Work within the station sites, underground work, and night work has continued. See your neighborhood section below for details.

Construction schedules may change due to unforeseen conditions. We encourage the public to follow traffic and pedestrian notifications posted at the work sites.

Southern SoMa (Harrison to King): Construction crews are relocating and installing new utilities along 4th Street from Harrison to King streets.

  • On 4th Street between Harrison and Bryant streets, construction of the portal continues.
    • Closure of this section of 4th Street through the end of February 2015.

Northern SoMa (Market to Harrison)Construction crews are excavating the area along 4th Street between Howard and Folsom streets.

  • On 4th Street between Market and Mission streets, night work pipe installation is scheduled for Dec. 14 to Dec. 19 from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Union SquareConstruction crews have converted Stockton Street between Ellis Street and Geary Boulevard into a holiday plaza called “Winter Walk SF.”

Chinatown: Construction crews are building station walls and installing new utilities on Stockton Street between Sacramento and Washington streets.

North BeachConstruction crews are restoring the retrieval shaft site.

We thank the businesses, residents, shoppers, and commuters of San Francisco for their continued engagement with this significant investment in the extension of our public transportation system. When opened in 2019, the Central Subway will provide a much-needed connection between major employment, retail, cultural and residential areas of the city.

 

05 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Project Advancements | December 6 – December 15, 2014

People enjoy "Winter Walk SF" on Stockton Street in Union Square. More information is available on our blog.

People enjoy “Winter Walk SF” on Stockton Street in Union Square. More information is available on our blog.

Project Advancements

December 6 - December 15, 2014

During the next 10 days, Central Subway work continues at sites in SoMa, Union Square, Chinatown and North Beach. This post contains brief updates about recent construction activities and a look-ahead for what to expect in each neighborhood. For more detailed information, click here or on the links below. You can also find construction, traffic detour, and Muni impact information on our project Google Map.

Construction work on Stockton Street in Union Square has paused for the holiday season. Work within the station sites, underground work, and night work has continued. See your neighborhood section below for details.

Construction schedules may change due to unforeseen conditions. We encourage the public to follow traffic and pedestrian notifications posted at the work sites.

Southern SoMa (Harrison to King): Construction crews are relocating and installing new utilities along 4th Street from Harrison to King streets.

  • At the intersection of 4th and Brannan streets, sewer line work is scheduled for Dec. 8 to Dec. 12.
    • Night work hours from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • On 4th Street between Harrison and Bryant streets, construction of the portal continues.
    • Closure of this section of 4th Street through the end of February 2015.

Northern SoMa (Market to Harrison)Construction crews are building walls along 4th Street between Howard and Folsom streets.

  • Temporary closure of covered sidewalk along 4th Street from Howard to Clementina streets from 8 p.m. Dec 8 to 5 p.m. Dec 12.
    • Pedestrians may access Clementina Street from 5th Street.

Union SquareConstruction crews have converted Stockton Street between Ellis Street and Geary Boulevard into a holiday plaza called “Winter Walk SF.”

  • On Ellis Street between Stockton and Powell streets, pile installation to construct underground station walls.
    • Night work hours from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Chinatown: Construction crews are building station walls and installing new utilities on Stockton Street between Sacramento and Washington streets.

North BeachConstruction crews are restoring the retrieval shaft site.

We thank the businesses, residents, shoppers, and commuters of San Francisco for their continued engagement with this significant investment in the extension of our public transportation system. When opened in 2019, the Central Subway will provide a much-needed connection between major employment, retail, cultural and residential areas of the city.

04 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Check-Out Winter Walk SF

On Dec. 3, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, the Union Square Business Improvement District, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and the Central Subway officially kicked-off “Winter Walk SF” in Union Square – an open plaza for the public to enjoy. This festive, pedestrian-friendly holiday hub runs through January 1 on Stockton Street between Ellis Street and Geary Boulevard.

Mayor Lee welcomes the public to the holiday plaza and encourages people to shop locally.

Mayor Lee welcomes the public to the holiday plaza and encourages people to shop locally.

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Holiday activities include: a nightly light art show, carolers, live music, food trucks and promotional incentives.

The public is encouraged to check out "Winter Walk SF" and it's nightly light art show.

The public is encouraged to check out “Winter Walk SF” and it’s nightly light art show.

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Director Ed Reiskin lists ways to get around the city - public transportation, bike, on foot and by vehicle.

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Director Ed Reiskin lists ways to get around the city – public transportation, bike, on foot and by vehicle.

More details and scheduled events can be found here.

21 November 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Project Advancements | November 22 – December 8, 2014

This post covers the next two weeks. Our next update will be on Friday, Dec. 5. Happy Thanksgiving from the Central Subway team!

The contractor opened the roadway decks to pour concrete for a gateway structure that will allow the T Third Line an entry/exit onto 4th Street.

The contractor opened the roadway decks to pour concrete for a gateway structure that will allow the T Third Line an entry/exit onto 4th Street.

During the next 17 days, Central Subway work continues at sites in SoMa, Union Square, Chinatown and North Beach. This post contains brief updates about recent construction activities and a look-ahead for what to expect in each neighborhood. For more detailed information, click here or on the links below. You can also find construction, traffic detour, and Muni impact information on our project Google Map.

Construction schedules may change due to unforeseen conditions. We encourage the public to follow traffic and pedestrian notifications posted at the work sites.

Southern SoMa (Harrison to King): Construction crews are relocating and installing new utilities along 4th Street from Harrison to King streets.

  • At the intersection of 4th and Harrison streets, work on a high pressure water line continues.
    • Two traffic lanes will remain open Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
      • On 4th Street between Harrison and Bryant streets, one traffic lane will be available until Nov. 26.
    • Access to Interstate 80 freeway may be limited on some evenings from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. and during weekends.
  • On 4th Street between Harrison and Bryant streets, construction of the portal continues.
    • Tentative closure of 4th Street between Harrison and Bryant streets on Nov. 29 between midnight and 6 a.m.
    • Closure of 4th Street between Harrison and Bryant streets starting Dec.1 through end of February 2015.

Northern SoMa (Market to Harrison): Construction crews are building walls and replacing a water line along 4th Street between Howard and Folsom streets.

Union Square: Construction crews are converting portions of Stockton Street between Ellis Street and Geary Boulevard into a holiday plaza called “Winter Walk SF.”

Chinatown: Construction crews are building station walls and installing new utilities on Stockton Street between Sacramento and Washington streets.

North Beach: Construction crews are restoring the retrieval shaft site.

We thank the businesses, residents, shoppers, and commuters of San Francisco for their continued engagement with this significant investment in the extension of our public transportation system. When opened in 2019, the Central Subway will provide a much-needed connection between major employment, retail, cultural and residential areas of the city.