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Project Advancement | January 8 – January 18

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 16:58

 

Workers traverse an ever-changing work site inside the station headhouse, where temporary steel supports are going up.

Temporary steel supports are installed in the Yerba Buena|Moscone site

This notice provides a construction update and a look ahead for what to expect in the areas where we are building four new stations along the alignment. You’ll find information about work activities, traffic and transportation impacts taking place over the next two weeks at SoMa, Yerba Buena|Moscone, Union Square and Chinatown.

Work at the Yerba Buena | Moscone station progresses. Excavation of the future station platform has begun and temporary steel supports are being installed in the headhouse structure.

Construction schedules, bus routes, and stop locations are subject to change due to unforeseen conditions. Signs will be posted at affected stops to advise of service changes.

Our thanks goes out to the businesses, residents, shoppers, commuters, and all those who are touched by the Project, for their continued engagement as we work to extend the city’s public transportation system.

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Project Advancement | December 31, 2015 – January 11, 2016

Thu, 12/31/2015 - 15:45

 

Tourists, families, and shoppers all enjoy the 2015 Winter Walk

Tourists, families, and shoppers all enjoy the 2015 Winter Walk

This notice provides a construction update and a look ahead for what to expect in the areas where we are building four new stations along the alignment. You’ll find information about work activities, traffic and transportation impacts taking place over the next two weeks at SoMa, Yerba Buena|Moscone, Union Square and Chinatown.

The Central Subway Team wants to wish San Francisco a Happy New Year! Your support of our Project is much appreciated. Please let us know what you liked seeing in 2015.

Construction schedules, bus routes, and stop locations are subject to change due to unforeseen conditions. Signs will be posted at affected stops to advise of service changes.

Our thanks goes out to the businesses, residents, shoppers, commuters, and all those who are touched by the Project, for their continued engagement as we work to extend the city’s public transportation system.

The Central Subway Team

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Project Advancement | December 18 – 28

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 16:01
A massive animated light show is projected and looped on the face of the Macy's Men's store.

A massive animated light show is projected and looped on the face of the Macy’s Men’s store in the Winter Walk

This notice provides a construction update and a look ahead for what to expect in the areas where we are building four new stations along the alignment. You’ll find information about work activities, traffic and transportation impacts taking place over the next two weeks at SoMa, Yerba Buena|Moscone, Union Square and Chinatown.

The Central Subway Team wants to wish San Francisco a very happy and healthy holiday Season.  The Winter Walk, continuing through January 1, is a great place to relax after the frenzy of last minute shopping.  Shop Chinatown’s prize raffle continues through December 23.  All of the merchants on 4th Street are open for business.

Construction schedules, bus routes, and stop locations are subject to change due to unforeseen conditions. Signs will be posted at affected stops to advise of service changes.

Our thanks goes out to the businesses, residents, shoppers, commuters, and all those who are touched by the Project, for their continued engagement as we work to extend the city’s public transportation system.

The Central Subway Team

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Project Advancement | December 11 – 21

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 18:27
Welders fashion brackets for a large strut in the southeast corner of the Chinatown Station headhouse.

Welders fashion brackets for a large strut in the southeast corner of the Chinatown Station headhouse

This notice provides a construction update and a look ahead for what to expect in the areas where we are building four new stations along the alignment. You’ll find information about work activities, traffic and transportation impacts taking place over the next two weeks at SoMa, Yerba Buena|Moscone, Union Square and Chinatown.

An exciting find was made at the site of the Chinatown north access shaft.  During excavation, pieces of 19th century industrial sewing machines were found.  As part of California’s requirements for new construction, crews have been excavating for historical artifacts throughout the Central Subway project.

Construction schedules, bus routes, and stop locations are subject to change due to unforeseen conditions. Signs will be posted at affected stops to advise of service changes.

Our thanks goes out to the businesses, residents, shoppers, commuters, and all those who are touched by the Project, for their continued engagement as we work to extend the city’s public transportation system.

The Central Subway Team

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Project Advancement | December 4 – 14

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 17:14
Central Subway Project Director John Funghi speaks at the 2015 Winter Walk Inaugural  Event.

Central Subway Project Director John Funghi speaks at the 2015 Winter Walk Inaugural Event

This notice provides a construction update and a look ahead for what to expect in the areas where we are building four new stations along the alignment. You’ll find information about work activities, traffic and transportation impacts taking place over the next two weeks at SoMa, Yerba Buena|Moscone, Union Square and Chinatown.

Shop Chinatown, an annual holiday event to support businesses along Stockton Street highlights 18 merchants near the Central Subway construction.   There are special promotions for shoppers including a fashion Give Away from December 3 through 20.  A photo exhibit, Chinatown Pretty celebrates the residents of Chinatown.

Construction schedules, bus routes, and stop locations are subject to change due to unforeseen conditions. Signs will be posted at affected stops to advise of service changes.

Our thanks goes out to the businesses, residents, shoppers, commuters, and all those who are touched by the Project, for their continued engagement as we work to extend the city’s public transportation system.

The Central Subway Team

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Project Advancement | November 20 – 30

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 16:37
Slender metal stakes and a long strip of adhesive affixed to the underside of the turf joints keep everything together.

Slender metal stakes and a long strip of adhesive affixed to the underside of the turf joints keep everything together

This notice provides a construction update and a look ahead for what to expect in the areas where we are building four new stations along the alignment. You’ll find information about work activities, traffic and transportation impacts taking place over the next two weeks at SoMa, Yerba Buena|Moscone, Union Square and Chinatown.

With the holiday season upon the City, the Central Subway team is planning the second annual Winter Walk in Union Square. Stockton between Market and Ellis will be transformed into a winter wonderland from Thanksgiving through the New Year.  This was a great success last year and will be even better this year.  We hope all San Franciscans enjoy this celebration.

Construction schedules, bus routes, and stop locations are subject to change due to unforeseen conditions. Signs will be posted at affected stops to advise of service changes.

Our thanks goes out to the businesses, residents, shoppers, commuters, and all those who are touched by the Project, for their continued engagement as we work to extend the city’s public transportation system.

The Central Subway Team

 

 

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Project Advancement | November 13 – 23

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 15:58
New tracks now join into the old configuration, approaching the 4th and Berry Metro platform.

New tracks now join into the old configuration, approaching the 4th and Berry Metro platform

This notice provides a construction update and a look ahead for what to expect in the areas where we are building four new stations along the alignment. You’ll find information about work activities, traffic and transportation impacts taking place over the next two weeks at SoMa, Yerba Buena|Moscone, Union Square and Chinatown.

The second phase of trackwork installation and transit signal priority upgrades at the intersection of 4th and King began on Friday, November 6th and will be completed on Saturday, November 14.  The completion of this work is an exciting milestone in the construction of the Central Subway.   Looking down 4th Street, the first tracks that will accommodate the Central Subway’s alignment from 4th and King to Chinatown can now be seen.   This eight day project had impacts on traffic and Muni travel.  We are grateful for the public’s cooperation during the construction.  Future track installation on 4th Street will occur after utility relocation has been completed.

Construction schedules, bus routes, and stop locations are subject to change due to unforeseen conditions. Signs will be posted at affected stops to advise of service changes.

Our thanks goes out to the businesses, residents, shoppers, commuters, and all those who are touched by the Project, for their continued engagement as we work to extend the city’s public transportation system.

The Central Subway Team

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Project Update | October 30 through November 9

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 16:41
Barricades mark where work is being done to tie in new pipes with existing utilities at 4th and King.

Barricades mark where work is being done to tie in new pipes with existing utilities at 4th and King

This notice provides a construction update and a look ahead for what to expect in the areas where we are building four new stations along the alignment. You’ll find information about work activities, traffic and transportation impacts taking place over the next two weeks at SoMa, Yerba Buena|Moscone, Union Square and Chinatown.

The second phase of track work installation and transit signal priority upgrades at the intersection of 4th and King begins Friday, November 6th at 10p.m. and continues through Saturday night November 14th.  The first phase of work was completed over Labor Day Weekend.   The completion of both phases will be a major milestone in the construction of the Central Subway.

The work will overlap with other major construction projects and have ripple effects across the city’s transportation network.   We are doing everything we can to minimize customer inconveniences but plan ahead for delays.  Avoid the Mission Bay area during construction if you can.  If not, transit, walking or biking are your best options.   Ambassadors will be onsite to direct the public as needed.   For more information, visit sfmta/4th-King.

Construction schedules, bus routes, and stop locations are subject to change due to unforeseen conditions. Signs will be posted at affected stops to advise of service changes.

Our thanks goes out to the businesses, residents, shoppers, commuters, and all those who are touched by the Project, for their continued engagement as we work to extend the city’s public transportation system.

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Project Update | October 23 through November 3

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 17:10
A small excavator pauses while workers tie in new sections of a new sewer line in the trench below.

A small excavator pauses while workers tie in new sections of a new sewer line in the trench below

This notice provides a construction update and a look ahead for what to expect in the areas where we are building four new stations along the alignment. You’ll find information about work activities, traffic and transportation impacts taking place over the next two weeks at SoMa, Yerba Buena|Moscone, Union Square and Chinatown.

The second phase of track work installation and transit signal priority upgrades at the intersection of 4th and King is scheduled for Veterans’ Day Weekend from Friday, November 6th at 10p.m. through Saturday night November 14th.  The first phase of the work was completed over Labor Day Weekend.  The completion of both phases will be a major milestone in the construction of the Central Subway project.

Construction schedules, bus routes, and stop locations are subject to change due to unforeseen conditions. Signs will be posted at affected stops to advise of service changes.

Our thanks goes out to the businesses, residents, shoppers, commuters, and all those who are touched by the Project, for their continued engagement as we work to extend the city’s public transportation system.

The Central Subway Team

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Project Update | October 6 – October 16

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 16:20
The Yerba Buena/Moscone Station site under construction, as seen from the roof of a nearby building.

The Yerba Buena/Moscone Station site under construction, as seen from the roof of a nearby building

This notice provides a construction update and a look ahead for what to expect in the areas where we are building four new stations along the alignment. You’ll find information about work activities, traffic and transportation impacts taking place over the next two weeks at SoMa, Yerba Buena|Moscone, Union Square and Chinatown.

The second phase of track work installation and transit signal priority upgrades at the intersection of 4th and King is scheduled for Veterans’ Day Weekend from Friday, November 6th at 10p.m. through Saturday, November 14th at 5a.m. The first phase of this work was completed over Labor Day Weekend.  The completion of both phases will be a major milestone in construction for the Central Subway project.  We will provide information on traffic, Muni and pedestrian impacts of the Veterans’ Day work in the near future.  Keep checking our blog for updates.

Oracle OpenWorld begins Sunday, October 25. Howard Street will be closed between 3rd and 4th Streets from 9a.m. on Thursday, October 22nd through 5p.m. Saturday, October 31. There will be various re-routes in place to assist traffic flow coming into and leaving the surrounding area.

Construction schedules, bus routes, and stop locations are subject to change due to unforeseen conditions. Signs will be posted at affected stops to advise of service changes.

Our thanks goes out to the businesses, residents, shoppers, commuters, and all those who are touched by the Project, for their continued engagement as we work to extend the city’s public transportation system.

The Central Subway Team

 

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Project Advancement | October 9 – October 19

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 16:24
A portion of the new track interchange at the intersection of 4th and King was installed over Labor Day weekend.

A portion of the new track interchange at the intersection of 4th and King was installed over Labor Day weekend

This notice provides a construction update and a look ahead for what to expect in the areas where we are building four new stations along the alignment. You’ll find information about work activities, traffic and transportation impacts taking place over the next two weeks at SoMa, Yerba Buena|Moscone, Union Square and Chinatown.

There’s much activity at 4th and King.  This weekend, potholing is being performed from 12a.m. to 5a.m. on Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11. We’re gearing up for the second phase of track work installation and transit signal priority upgrades at the intersection of 4th and King.  This work has been scheduled for Veterans’ Day Weekend from Friday, November 6 at 10p.m. through Saturday, November 14 at 4.a.m.  The first phase of this work was performed Labor Day weekend.  The completion of both phases will be a major milestone in the building of the Central Subway.   We will provide information on traffic, Muni and pedestrian impacts of the Veteran’s Day work in the near future.  Keep checking our blog for updates!

Construction schedules, bus routes, and stop locations are subject to change due to unforeseen conditions. Signs will be posted at affected stops to advise of service changes.

Our thanks goes out to the businesses, residents, shoppers, commuters, and all those who are touched by the Project, for their continued engagement as we work to extend the city’s public transportation system.

The Central Subway Team

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Project Advancement | October 2 -12

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 16:41

 

This excavator is outfitted with a special sifting bucket, so loose material is sorted from larger items like concrete.

This excavator is outfitted with a special sifting bucket, so loose material is sorted from larger items like concrete.

This notice provides a construction update and a look ahead for what to expect in the areas where we are building four new stations along the alignment. You’ll find information about work activities, traffic and transportation impacts taking place over the next two weeks at SoMa, Yerba Buena|Moscone, Union Square and Chinatown.

Tutor Perini (contractor) will be conducting Central Subway lane closures on Bryant Street.  The bus stop at 4th and Bryant will be relocated 250 back from the intersection from Monday, October 5 through Sunday, November 1.   The following bus lines are affected:  8 Bayshore, 8 AX Bayshore Express, 8 BX Bayshore Express and 47 Van Ness.

Construction schedules, bus routes, and stop locations are subject to change due to unforeseen conditions. Signs will be posted at affected stops to advise of service changes.

Our thanks goes out to the businesses, residents, shoppers, commuters, and all those who are touched by the Project, for their continued engagement as we work to extend the city’s public transportation system.

The Central Subway Team

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Project Advancement | September 25 – October 5

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 17:03
Trenching for utilities and systems is being done on the west side of 4th Street between Bryant and Brannan.

Trenching for utilities and systems is being done on the west side of 4th Street between Bryant and Brannan.

This notice provides a construction update and a look ahead for what to expect in the areas where we are building four new stations along the alignment. You’ll find information about work activities, traffic and transportation impacts taking place over the next two weeks at SoMa, Yerba Buena|Moscone, Union Square and Chinatown.

For the surface station to be located at 4th Street and Brannan Street, excavation to locate underground utilities is being performed from Saturday, September 26 at 7a.m. through Sunday, September 27 at 5a.m.  Due to this construction, the pavement will be cut for excavation; this work may be louder than usual.

Construction schedules, bus routes, and stop locations are subject to change due to unforeseen conditions. Signs will be posted at affected stops to advise of service changes.

Our thanks go out to the businesses, residents, shoppers, commuters, and all those who are touched by the Project, for their continued engagement as we work to extend the city’s public transportation system.

The Central Subway Team

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Project Advancement | September 11 – 21

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 16:21
Workers begin constructing the internal falsework for the future structure of an access stairwell on Clementina, adjacent to the future station entrance plaza.

Workers begin constructing the internal falsework for the future structure of an access stairwell on Clementina, adjacent to the future station entrance plaza.

This notice provides a construction update and a look ahead for what to expect in the areas where we are building four new stations along the alignment. You’ll find information about work activities, traffic and transportation impacts taking place over the next two weeks at SoMa, Yerba Buena|Moscone, Union Square and Chinatown.

Work is progressing on the construction of the Central Subway.  Installation of dewatering wells continues on Stockton between Washington and Jackson streets.  Excavation of the future stations in Chinatown, Union Square|Market Street and Yerba Buena|Moscone is ongoing.

Dreamforce is coming to the Moscone Center.  This event will affect traffic in the area of the Yerba Buena|Moscone construction zone.  Howard Street between 3rd and 4th streets is now closed until 3:00 p.m. Sunday, September 20. There will be two lanes of traffic along 3rd and 4th streets during the conference.

Construction schedules, bus routes, and stop locations are subject to change due to unforeseen conditions. Signs will be posted at affected stops to advise of service changes.

Our thanks go out to the businesses, residents, shoppers, commuters, and all those who are touched by the Project, for their continued engagement as we work to extend the city’s public transportation system.

The Central Subway Team

Categories: Construction Updates

Project Advancement | August 28 – September 7

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 17:10
Location of future track configuration work over the Labor Day weekend.  Switches and additional tracks will be installed to prepare for construction of the surface portion of the alignment up 4th Street.

Location of future track configuration work over the Labor Day weekend. Switches and additional tracks will be installed to prepare for construction of the surface portion of the alignment up 4th Street.

This notice provides a construction update and a look ahead for what to expect in the areas where we are building four new stations along the alignment. You’ll find information about work activities, traffic and transportation impacts taking place over the next two weeks at SoMa, Yerba Buena|Moscone, Union Square and Chinatown.

Installation of dewatering wells continues in Chinatown on Stockton Street between Washington and Jackson streets.  Excavation of the future stations in Chinatown, Union Square|Market Street and Yerba Buena|Moscone is ongoing.

Night work is anticipated to begin at midnight-5a.m. on Friday, September 4. The contractor will sawcut the pavement at 4th and King to prepare for trackwork and transit signal installation.

On Labor Day weekend, from 10p.m. Friday September 4 through 5a.m. Tuesday, September 8, the contractor will be installing trackwork and transit signal priority upgrades at the intersection of 4th and King.

Construction schedules, bus routes, and stop locations are subject to change due to unforeseen conditions. Signs will be posted at affected stops to advise of service changes.

Our thanks go out to the businesses, residents, shoppers, commuters, and all those who are touched by the Project, for their continued engagement as we work to extend the city’s public transportation system.

The Central Subway Team

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Project Advancement | August 21 – 31

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 17:10
Drill rig used in the excavation of dewatering wells in the evenings on Stockton south of Clay.

Drill rig used in the excavation of dewatering wells in the evenings on Stockton south of Clay.

This notice provides a construction update and a look ahead for what to expect in the areas where we are building four new stations along the alignment. You’ll find information about work activities, traffic and transportation impacts taking place over the next two weeks at SoMa, Yerba Buena|Moscone, Union Square and Chinatown.

Installation of dewatering wells continues in Chinatown on Stockton Street between Washington and Jackson streets.  Excavation of the future stations in Chinatown, Union Square|Market Street and Yerba Buena|Moscone is ongoing.

Construction schedules, bus routes, and stop locations are subject to change due to unforeseen conditions. Signs will be posted at affected stops to advise of service changes.

Our thanks go out to the businesses, residents, shoppers, commuters, and all those who are touched by the Project, for their continued engagement as we work to extend the city’s public transportation system.

The Central Subway Team

Categories: Construction Updates

Project Advancement |August 14 – 24

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 17:44
A sheet of steel is lowered into a trench for safety during excavation

A sheet of steel is lowered into a trench for safety during excavation

This notice provides a construction update and a look ahead for what to expect in the areas where we are building four new stations along the alignment. You’ll find information about work activities, traffic and transportation impacts taking place over the next two weeks at SoMa, Yerba Buena|Moscone, Union Square and Chinatown.

Construction schedules, bus routes, and stop locations are subject to change due to unforeseen conditions. Signs will be posted at affected stops to advise of service changes.

Construction on the surface station to be located at 4th between Bryant and Brannan streets continues. Current activities include installation of utilities and domestic and high pressure water lines. Construction to install signal priority equipment and track improvements at the intersection of 4th and King will be performed Labor Day Weekend. Work will begin at 10p.m. Friday, September 4 through 5a.m. Tuesday, September 8.

Our thanks go out to the businesses, residents, shoppers, commuters, and all those who are touched by the Project, for their continued engagement as we work to extend the city’s public transportation system.

The Central Subway Team

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Project Advancement l August 7 – 17

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 16:51
Work to construct the station's platform is now complete

Work to construct the station’s platform is now complete

Central Subway | Project Advancement August 7 – August 17, 2015

This notice provides a construction update and a look ahead for what to expect in the areas where we are building four new stations along the alignment. You’ll find information about work activities, traffic and transportation impacts taking place over the next two weeks at SoMa, Yerba Buena|Moscone, Union Square and Chinatown.

Construction schedules, bus routes, and stop locations are subject to change due to unforeseen conditions. Signs will be posted at affected stops to advise of service changes.

Construction to build the Yerba Buena|Moscone Station continues along 4th between Howard and Folsom.  Activities include excavation, roof deck installation and utility relocation.

Our thanks go out to the businesses, residents, shoppers, commuters, and all those who are touched by the Project, for their continued engagement as we work to extend the city’s public transportation system.

The Central Subway Team

Categories: Construction Updates

Project Advancement l July 31 – August 11

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 17:39
Sheets of corrugated steel are used to construct the north concourse roof deck.

Sheets of corrugated steel are used to construct the north concourse roof deck.

This notice provides a construction update and a look ahead for what to expect in the areas where we are building four new stations along the alignment. You’ll find information about work activities, traffic and transportation impacts taking place over the next two weeks at SoMa, Yerba Buena|Moscone, Union Square and Chinatown.

Construction schedules, bus routes, and stop locations are subject to change due to unforeseen conditions. Signs will be posted at affected stops to advise of service changes.

Construction to build the Union Square I Market Street Station continues along Stockton Street between Post and Ellis including the partial demolition of the Union Square Garage. Activities include roof deck installation, demolition of the northwest corner of the Union Square Garage, utility relocation, compensation, jet grouting and sheet pile installation.

Our thanks go out to the businesses, residents, shoppers, commuters, and all those who are touched by the Project, for their continued engagement as we work to extend the city’s public transportation system.

The Central Subway Team

 

Categories: Construction Updates

Project Advancement | July 27 – August 4

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 17:33
Workers removing temporary forms used previously when pouring concrete for the roof slab

Workers removing temporary forms used previously when pouring concrete for the roof slab

This notice provides a construction update and a look ahead for what to expect in the areas where we are building four new stations along the alignment. You’ll find information about work activities, traffic and transportation impacts taking place over the next two weeks at SoMa, Yerba Buena|Moscone, Union Square and Chinatown.

Construction schedules, bus routes, and stop locations are subject to change due to unforeseen conditions. Signs will be posted at affected stops to advise of service changes.

Dewatering wells installation on Stockton Street from Sacramento to Washington streets continues through October. During work hours the mid-block bus stop on the east side of Stockton Street between Sacramento and Clay streets will be relocated just north of Clay Street.

Our thanks go out to the businesses, residents, shoppers, commuters, and all those who are touched by the Project, for their continued engagement as we work to extend the city’s public transportation system.

The Central Subway Team

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