Archive | June, 2012

27 June 2012 ~ 3 Comments

California Transportation Commission unanimously approves commitment of state bond funds for Central Subway

The Central Subway will tie directly into the proposed future high-speed rail service at the 4th and King street Caltrain station. (Photo credit: Bill Lim, Flickr) Today at their meeting in Ontario, Calif., the California Transportation Commission unanimously approved a commitment of $61.3 million in state high-speed rail connectivity funds to the Central Subway Project, […]

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27 June 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Launch box construction proceeds in SoMa with cranes and specialized excavators now in operation

This video shows the work currently underway on 4th Street between Bryant and Harrison streets in SoMa. The full HD video can be downloaded here. It may look like a lot of dirt and mud right now, but in just a few years, what you see in the video above will become the Central Subway […]

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21 June 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Traffic Alert: Nighttime closure of westbound I-80 onramp at 4th and Harrison starting Monday, June 25

Motorists traveling south on 4th Street will be directed to access westbound I-80 as shown above while the onramp at 4th and Harrison streets is closed. (Click on the map to enlarge.) Starting next Monday, June 25, the onramp to westbound I-80 at 4th and Harrison streets will be closed between the hours of 8 […]

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15 June 2012 ~ 8 Comments

Construction Update: Launch box and headwall construction proceeding in SoMa, road restoration progressing in Union Square

Construction at the site of the tunnel launch box, shown here, ramped up this week.  Construction to prepare for the Central Subway tunnel ramped up this week, and the new sidewalks on the west side of Stockton Street are almost completely restored. Here’s what to expect in the next three weeks as tunnel preparation continues and the Union […]

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15 June 2012 ~ 0 Comments

SF Examiner on the Central Subway Project: It’s time to get onboard

The Central Subway will extend Muni’s T Third Line through central San Francisco. In today’s San Francisco Examiner, the editorial board strongly endorses the Central Subway project, saying the extension of the T Third Line through SoMa, Union Square and Chinatown “will be a major asset to San Francisco”: “It is time for everyone to […]

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12 June 2012 ~ 2 Comments

Bids opened for Chinatown Station contract

Bids for the contract to construct the Chinatown Station, depicted here, were opened today. Today at the headquarters of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), bids were opened for the contract to construct the Central Subway’s Chinatown Station. The four bids for the contract were submitted by the following firms: Frontier-Kemper/Tutor-Saliba Joint Venture – […]

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11 June 2012 ~ 2 Comments

Starting in SoMa: On 4th Street between Folsom and Howard, construction to prepare for tunneling

Construction is now underway on 4th Street near the intersection with Folsom Street. Construction to prepare for the installation of below-ground walls, called headwalls, has begun on 4th Street between Folsom and Howard streets, the site of the future Yerba Buena/Moscone Station. The work currently underway includes potholing and utility relocation. Headwall installation, which involves major […]

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07 June 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Preparing for the Central Subway Tunnel: Major Work Commencing Next Week

At the site of the tunnel launch box, crews are constructing shallow, below-ground walls to prepare for the major upcoming excavation. Next year, a pair of tunnel boring machines (TBMs) will begin excavating the Central Subway tunnel, building the backbone of Muni’s extension of the T Third Line through vibrant and bustling SoMa, downtown, Union […]

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06 June 2012 ~ 1 Comment

New sidewalks on Stockton Street as utility work nears completion

Since breaking ground in January 2011, contractor Synergy Project Management has finished relocating a variety of utility lines around Union Square to prepare for construction of the Union Square/Market Street Station. Now, with much of this work complete, sidewalks are being restored and reopened for pedestrians. Check out these pictures of the beautiful new sidewalks […]

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04 June 2012 ~ 2 Comments

$48.4 million in state funds awarded to Central Subway Project

The Central Subway will vastly improve travel along crowded Stockton Street. (Photo by Flickr photographer Frank Chan.) The Central Subway Project will receive $48.4 million in funding from a state transit-investment program, allowing for continued progress on extending the T Third Line through SoMa, Union Square and Chinatown. The funds come from the state Public […]

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