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24 July 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Project Advancement | July 27 – August 4

Workers removing temporary forms used previously when pouring concrete for the roof slab

Workers removing temporary forms used previously when pouring concrete for the roof slab

This notice provides a construction update and a look ahead for what to expect in the areas where we are building four new stations along the alignment. You’ll find information about work activities, traffic and transportation impacts taking place over the next two weeks at SoMa, Yerba Buena|Moscone, Union Square and Chinatown.

Construction schedules, bus routes, and stop locations are subject to change due to unforeseen conditions. Signs will be posted at affected stops to advise of service changes.

Dewatering wells installation on Stockton Street from Sacramento to Washington streets continues through October. During work hours the mid-block bus stop on the east side of Stockton Street between Sacramento and Clay streets will be relocated just north of Clay Street.

Our thanks go out to the businesses, residents, shoppers, commuters, and all those who are touched by the Project, for their continued engagement as we work to extend the city’s public transportation system.

The Central Subway Team

23 July 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Featured Photos – July 23

Installation of corrugated steel sheets is part of the roof building process for the north mezzanine at the Union Square | Market Street Station.

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Demolition work of the floors at the southeast corner of the Union Square Garage is underway. This area will be the future north entrance of the Union Square | Market Street Station.

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At the corner of Stockton and Geary, construction is in full swing as crews work to build a section of the north mezzanine roof. Businesses remain open during construction.

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Want to see more photos of project construction?  Check out our Flickr, updated weekly!

17 July 2015 ~ 1 Comment

Project Advancement l July 17 – 27

At the intersection of Stockton and Geary work to construction portion of the station roof has begun

At the intersection of Stockton and Geary work to construction portion of the station roof has begun

This notice provides a construction update and a look ahead for what to expect in the areas where we are building four new stations along the alignment. You’ll find information about work activities, traffic and transportation impacts taking place over the next two weeks at SoMa, Yerba Buena|Moscone, Union Square and Chinatown.

Construction schedules, bus routes, and stop locations are subject to change due to unforeseen conditions. Signs will be posted at affected stops to advise of service changes.

Now through August 14, the contractor is performing work on the 36′ sewer line and the removal of the existing high water pressure line at the 4th and King streets intersection between the hours of 9a.m. – 3p.m.  No through-traffic available on King Street to I-280.

Our thanks go out to the businesses, residents, shoppers, commuters, and all those who are touched by the Project, for their continued engagement as we work to extend the city’s public transportation system.

The Central Subway Team

10 July 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Project Advancement | July 10-20

Reinforced sewer roof ready to be poured with concrete on 4th Street

Reinforced sewer roof ready to be poured with concrete on 4th Street

This notice provides a construction update and a look ahead for what to expect in the areas where we are building four new stations along the alignment. You’ll find information about work activities, traffic and transportation impacts taking place over the next two weeks at SoMa, Yerba Buena|Moscone, Union Square and Chinatown.

Construction schedules, bus routes, and stop locations are subject to change due to unforeseen conditions. Signs will be posted at affected stops to advise of service changes.

On July 15, work to install dewatering wells is anticipated to begin on Stockton Street between Sacramento to Washington streets. No through traffic at well drilling locations between the hours of 9p.m. to 5a.m.except for Muni buses. Please follow detour signage. During night work hours the mid-block bus stop on the west side of Stockton Street between Sacramento and Clay streets will be relocated just south of Sacramento.

Our thanks go out to the businesses, residents, shoppers, commuters, and all those who are touched by the Project, for their continued engagement as we work to extend the city’s public transportation system.

The Central Subway Team

10 July 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Flashback Friday – Looking Back, Looking Forward

Could it be Christmas in July? Plans are ramping up for the 2015 Second Annual Winter Walk, an open space for the public to enjoy during the holidays.

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In 2014, green lawn, benches and lighting provided a relaxing space for people to enjoy.

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San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee officially kicked off last year’s Winter Walk on December 3, 2014. The plaza,  entertainment, and food trucks were a tremendous success. The special nightly light show lit up the spirits of holiday shoppers and visitors alike.

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Want to see photos of project construction?  Check out our Flickr, updated weekly!

02 July 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Featured Photos – July 2

The box on the left side is the future site of the escalators for the Chinatown Station. The area on the right is the frame for a walkway which will lead to the roof plaza.

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A north-facing view of the future subway station entrance. The yellow “loader” below scoops and piles dirt as part of the excavation process.

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A “loader” and construction worker remove excess dirt, rocks and construction materials from under the recently-constructed roof slab.

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Want to see more photos of project construction?  Check out our Flickr, updated weekly!

02 July 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Project Advancement | July 2-13

Excavation has begun on the west side of 4th Street for the future Yerba Buena|Moscone Station

Excavation has begun on the west side of 4th Street for the future Yerba Buena|Moscone Station

This notice provides a construction update and a look ahead for what to expect in the areas where we are building four new stations along the alignment. You’ll find information about work activities, traffic and transportation impacts taking place over the next two weeks at SoMa, Yerba Buena|Moscone, Union Square and Chinatown.

Construction schedules, bus routes, and stop locations are subject to change due to unforeseen conditions. Signs will be posted at affected stops to advise of service changes.

Monday, July 6 and Tuesday, July 7, Geary Boulevard between Grant and Powell is closed to through traffic during night work hours of 9p.m. to 5a.m. The outbound 38 Geary bus stops on Geary at Kearny and at Powell streets will not be in service during schedule night work. Please use alternate bus stops at Market and Montgomery streets or Geary and Taylor.

In addition, there will be a single-lane of traffic at Geary and Stockton starting Monday, July 6. The contractor will begin sheet pile installation and this activity is estimated to be ongoing through early October 2015.

Our thanks go out to the businesses, residents, shoppers, commuters, and all those who are touched by the Project, for their continued engagement as we work to extend the city’s public transportation system.

The Central Subway Team

26 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Project Advancement | June 26 – July 6

Preparing to excavate the station site

Preparing to excavate the future Chinatown Station site

This notice provides a construction update and a look ahead for what to expect in the areas where we are building four new stations along the alignment. You’ll find information about work activities, traffic and transportation impacts taking place over the next two weeks at SoMa, Yerba Buena|Moscone, Union Square and Chinatown.

Construction schedules, bus routes, and stop locations are subject to change due to unforeseen conditions. Signs will be posted at affected stops to advise of service changes.

Now through July 10, the contractor is performing work on the 36′ sewer line at the 4th and King streets intersection between the hours of 9a.m.- 3p.m. No through-traffic available on King Street to I-280. For more information, please see this notice. In addition, they will also be working to remove the existing high water pressure line.

Our thanks go out to the businesses, residents, shoppers, commuters, and all those who are touched by the Project, for their continued engagement as we work to extend the city’s public transportation system.

The Central Subway Team

25 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Featured Photos – June 25

No. It’s not a swimming pool. But it is water-proofing of the new roof slab for the future Yerba Buena | Moscone Station.

Next steps for the roof deck include an additional layer of concrete and the installation of utilities.

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Sections of rebar, currently capped with bright orange markers, reinforce brackets that will support utility pipes.

Want to see more photos of project construction?  Check out our Flickr, updated weekly!

19 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Project Advancements | June 19 – 29

Demolition of the Union Square Garage continues

Demolition of the Union Square Garage continues

This notice provides a construction update and a look ahead for what to expect in the areas where we are building four new stations along the alignment. You’ll find information about work activities, traffic and transportation impacts taking place over the next two weeks at SoMa, Yerba Buena|Moscone, Union Square and Chinatown.

Construction schedules, bus routes, and stop locations are subject to change due to unforeseen conditions. Signs will be posted at affected stops to advise of service changes.

The contractor is continuing work on the 36′ sewer line at the 4th and King streets intersection between the hours of 9a.m.- 3p.m. No through-traffic available on King Street to I-280. For more information, please see this notice.

Our thanks go out to the businesses, residents, shoppers, commuters, and all those who are touched by the Project, for their continued engagement as we work to extend the city’s public transportation system.

The Central Subway Team