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This is a Van Ness Construction Forecast for July 17, 2017 – July 29, 2017. As you may know, major upgrades are underway on Van Ness Avenue to rehabilitate our aging infrastructure.

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Greetings Polk Street Community Member,

(UPDATE: There was a schedule error in our previous email and we are re-sending this notice with corrected construction schedule information noted in red below. We thank you for your understanding and apologize for the error.)

View the latest construction information for the Polk Streetscape Project.

Project Activity Summary
Crews are wrapping up water work in segment 4 and have begun curb ramp work at Polk and Chestnut. Crews also began street light upgrade and pole installation work between Union and Vallejo on Friday, July 14, 2017.

Week of July 17, 2017
In segment 4, crews will continue streetlight upgrade work on Polk between Union and Vallejo streets, curb ramp installation work at Polk and Chestnut and water installation work on Polk from Lombard to Greenwich. Street light, water and curb ramp work is anticipated to continue through the end of the week. In segment 5, crews will perform excavation work for tie-ins at North Point and Van Ness and at Polk and Bay.

Week of July 24, 2017
Crews anticipate starting concrete work on North Point Street starting Monday July 24th, beginning with bus pad installation work at Polk and North Point Street and parking strip work on the south side of North Point Street. West bound parking strip work is anticipated to begin the week of July 31st. In segment 3, crews will begin excavating for manhole installation work on Polk at Pacific and Broadway in preparation for installation work the following week. 33″ sewer main installation work on Polk between Pine and California is also anticipated to begin the week of July 31st. Please note, Saturday work is anticipated to occur on 07/29/2017 to complete south side parking strip work on North Point Street.

Additional Information:

In segment 5, crews will begin concrete flatwork on North Point Street, beginning with bus pad construction at the SE corner of Polk and North Point, followed by parking strip work along the south side of North Point Street, starting the week of 7/24. Saturday work is anticipated 7/29 on North Point Street to complete parking strip work. Crews will begin west bound street base work starting the week of 7/31.

In segment 4, crews are continuing with street light upgrade work and are in the process of completing installation of luminaires and arms on Polk between Union and Vallejo streets. Street light upgrade work in this segment is anticipated to be completed the end of this week (7/21).

Construction activity in segment 3, Polk Street from Vallejo to Pine streets, is set to begin starting with manhole and sewer work at two locations.

Manhole excavation work on Polk at the intersections of Pacific and Broadway streets is anticipated to start the week of 7/24. Crews will then prepare to construct manholes at Pacific and Broadway, once excavation work is complete, beginning the week of 7/31.

Crews will also begin installation work of a 33″ sewer main on Polk between Pine and California streets starting the week of 7/31.  A 10-Day notice of construction from the contractor is being delivered to merchants and residents of the surrounding area around this block. Additional in-person outreach will also be conducted to merchants on this block prior to the start of construction activity.

Please contact SFMTA if you have any questions or concerns at 415-646-2310 or at [email protected]. If you wish to receive email updates like the above, please visit this page.

Community Drop-In Office Hours 

Have a question about construction or the Van Ness Improvement Project? Stop by the SFMTA Construction Office at 180 Redwood Street, 3rd Floor (near Van Ness and Golden Gate) to get assistance project staff during Community Drop-In Office Hours on Tuesdays, 2:00-4:00 p.m., and Fridays 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (excluding holidays).

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