15 April 2015 ~ 0 Comments

New Light Rail Vehicles for Central Subway

New light rail vehicles (LRVs) are being built in Sacramento by Siemens for the city of San Francisco. The first of the vehicles is anticipated to make its way from Sacramento to San Francisco in late 2016. The expansion of the light rail fleet comes at just the right time with the T Third Line […]

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12 March 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Portal Update

If you happen to be near 4th and Harrison streets you will notice the progress on the portal. The ramp structure houses the entrance and exit to the Central Subway tunnels. One traffic lane on 4th Street, between Harrison and Bryant, recently reopened to traffic. The portal structure is expected to be completed by May. […]

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06 February 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Project Advancements | February 7 – February 16

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 […]

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19 November 2012 ~ 10 Comments

Construction Update: Central Subway construction during the holiday season

This construction site near Union Square will be restored and reopened to traffic during the holiday season. During the holiday season, construction at some currently active Central Subway construction sites will pause, with roadways and pedestrian walkways restored to regular use. At other sites, construction will continue. This blog post provides a summary of construction […]

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07 September 2012 ~ 3 Comments

Construction Update: New traffic configurations in SoMa, North Beach as tunnel preparation progresses

This block of Columbus Avenue in North Beach is temporarily restored for traffic at the end of each work day. With autumn just around the corner, tunnel pre-construction continues to move forward in SoMa, Union Square and North Beach. As tunneling contractor Barnard Impregilo Healy JV completes work along the alignment, new traffic configurations are […]

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11 June 2012 ~ 3 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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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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29 May 2012 ~ 0 Comments

SFMTA Board Chairman: Central Subway ‘a worthy and crucial investment’

Tom Nolan, chairman of the SFMTA Board of Directors, speaking at a Central Subway press conference in March. “A worthy and crucial investment in San Francisco’s transportation infrastructure.” That’s how Tom Nolan, chairman of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Board of Directors, described the Central Subway in a recent editorial to the Wall […]

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03 May 2012 ~ 2 Comments

Central Subway FAQs: Muni impacts, ridership, funding and more

With support from Washington and continued progress on construction and contracts, the Central Subway Project has accomplished major milestones in recent months. More achievements – including a commitment from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to provide nearly $1 billion in New Starts funding – are on the horizon, paving the way for tunneling and station […]

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