This week crews dismantled the facade of the Pagoda Palace, a former movie theater in North Beach that stood vacant for 20 years. Next year we will remove the tunnel boring machines from the ground at this location.
During the next 10 days, construction to prepare for tunneling will continue in SoMa and Union Square. In North Beach, demolition of the Pagoda Palace will continue. No Central Subway construction is planned in Chinatown.
Construction impacts are planned to change at these locations by September 2:
- Southern SoMa (Harrison to King/Berry): 4th Street between Harrison and Bryant may fully close some evenings and weekends starting Tuesday, August 27, to allow for installation of tunnel boring machine segments. Two lanes of traffic will remain open at all other times. Contact us at email@example.com if you have questions about the closure schedule. On Bryant Street at 5th Street, the left lane and several parking spaces will remain closed.
- North Beach: The contractor has demolished enough of the Pagoda Palace to reopen Powell Street between Columbus and Union starting Saturday, August 24. The traffic lane still may be narrowed at times. The 39 Coit will return to its regular route. Work will be in progress this Saturday, August 24, from 7 a.m. to 12 noon to off-haul materials from the site. Parking will be impacted in front of the Pagoda Palace property. The sidewalk in front of the property may be closed.
At these locations, current construction impacts are planned to continue until September 2:
- Northern SoMa (Market to Harrison): Two lanes of traffic will remain closed on 4th Street between Howard and Folsom. On 4th Street between Market and Stevenson, two traffic lanes will remain closed on the eastern side of the street.
- Chinatown: No construction planned.
- Union Square: Stockton Street between Geary and Ellis will remain closed to vehicle traffic. Ellis Street between Stockton and Powell will remain closed to westbound traffic.
We appreciate your patience and support while we build this essential upgrade to San Francisco’s public transportation system.