At the retrieval shaft in North Beach, portions of the body of the tunnel boring machines (TBMs) are awaiting removal from the site.
During the next 10 days, Central Subway work continues at sites in SoMa, Union Square, Chinatown and North Beach. This section contains brief updates about what is happening 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. For safety reasons, we encourage the public to follow all traffic and pedestrian notifications posted at the work sites.
Southern SoMa (Harrison to King/Berry): Potholing for utilities continues next week on 4th Street between Bryant and King. On Brannan between 4th and 5th Streets, work on utilities continues. Temporary walkways are in place around the construction zones.
Northern SoMa (Market to Harrison): At 4th and Folsom, work to build the Yerba Buena/Moscone Station continues. This includes construction of the station walls within the work site and water line replacement at the intersection of 4th and Folsom. One lane of traffic continues on 4th between Howard and Folsom streets from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. through next week.
On Tuesday, July 22 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 4th Street from Howard to Folsom streets will have one traffic lane.
Union Square: Stockton Street between Ellis and Geary is closed to vehicular traffic to allow for construction of the Union Square/Market Street Station. Work is underway for pile installation to construct the station walls. For the month of July, Stockton Street between Post and Geary will be closed to vehicular traffic. Please use alternate routes and follow construction signs.
Pile installation takes place at the southwest intersection of Stockton and O’Farrell Streets until August 18. One lane of travel will be open. Expect delays and please use alternative routes.
Muni service impact:
Until August 1, the bus stop at Geary and Stockton will be temporarily discontinued. Please board bus at Geary and Powell. Please check back on our weekly Construction Update for the most current information on the re-opening of this stop.
Chinatown: The contractor started station wall construction at the future station site and on the adjacent section of Washington Street. Work to replace high pressure water pipeline and install new fire hydrant on Washington is ongoing. Installation of observation wells at the corner of Washington and Stockton Streets may take place July 24 and July 25 from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.
North Beach: Work continues at 1731-1741 Powell. Sustainable Streets is constructing bulbs on Columbus Avenue between Filbert and Union Streets, and widening the sidewalk on both sides of the street for this block. Street restoration work is expected to be completed by the Fall of 2014. More information is available in this notice.
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.