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Inner Sunset Streetscape Improvements Project and Muni Forward Project


Construction Project Update: January 11, 2018

Happy New Year Neighbors,

Once again we thank our Irving Street merchants for so graciously supporting our crews' request to continue working through the Holiday Moratorium. Public Works crews are making steady progress! We recently acquired an off-site storage area for our equipment which will help free up street parking after construction hours and on the weekends.

Below you will find our weekly look-ahead schedule to help you plan around construction. These will be updated weekly. Please feel free to share and distribute to your lists, friends and neighbors.

Week of Jan. 15 - 19, 2018

Irving Street from 2nd - 3rd Avenues, 3rd - 4th Avenues and 5th - 6th Avenues

Water-line installation 8" main line

Irving Street from 18th - 19th Avenues

AWSS 20" (Auxiliary Water Supply System for Emergencies)

Irving Street from 17th - 18th Avenues

Sewer main installation 12" main line

Project Background

Construction of the Inner Sunset Streetscape Improvement project began September 2017, after years of collaboration between city agencies and community partners. The two-year construction project, will improve the N Judah service, beautify nearby neighborhoods and make the streets more livable, vibrant and sustainable. 

The project is a partnership between the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), Public Works (SFPW) and the Public Utility Commission (SFPUC). The work under this contract consists of transit bulb-outs; curb ramps; sewer replacement; landscape improvements; electrical work; water line replacement and street paving along Irving Street between Arguello Boulevard and 19th Avenue, 9th Avenue between Irving and Judah streets, and 10th Avenue between Irving and Judah streets.

Additionally, streetscape improvements will occur at the existing transit bulb-outs in Cole Valley at Carl and Cole streets, as well as Carl and Stanyan streets.

The project is focused on improving the quality of life of the Inner Sunset and Cole Valley neighborhoods by upgrading existing infrastructure. Multiple improvements are incorporated into the project in order to avoid further disruptions and service shutdowns. 

View more information on at SFMTA - Muni Forward

Project Highlights:

  • Sewer repair and replacement
  • Water line replacement
  • Auxiliary Water Supply System (AWSS) replacement
  • Traffic Signal upgrades on Irving St. at the 5th and 8th Avenue intersections
  • Department of Technology fiber optic installation
  • MuniForward transit bulbouts and pedestrian bulbouts
  • Road repaving and ADA curb ramp upgrades

Description of the scope of work:

  • Sewer repair and replacement on Irving St. between Arguello Blvd. and 11th Ave., 15th and 18th avenues, as well as 10th Ave. between Irving and Judah streets
  • Water line replacement on Irving St. between Arguello Blvd. and 12th Ave., 17th and 19th avenues, as well as 11th Ave. from Irving to Judah streets and 12th Ave. from Lincoln Way to Judah St.
  • Auxiliary Water Supply System (AWSS) replacement on Irving St. between 7th and19th avenues
  • Traffic Signal upgrades on Irving St. at the 5th and 8th Avenue intersections
  • Department of Technology fiber optic installation on Irving St. between 9th and19th avenues
  • Muni Forward transit bulbouts on Irving Street at 5th, 6th and 8th avenues, as well as 9th Ave. between Irving and Judah streets. Pedestrian bulbouts at the northwest corner of 7th Ave. and Irving St., and the southeast corner of 9th Ave. and Irving St.
  • Road repaving and curb ramp upgrades on Irving Street between Arguello Blvd. and 19th Ave., and 9th and 10th avenues between Irving and Judah streets

Due to construction, neighborhoods will experience short-term inconveniences:

  • Bus substitution for the N-Judah Line on four weekends and during a 10-day shutdown near the end of construction for road repaving. Dates set for the first three weekend shutdowns are September 8-11, 15-18 and 22-25. Additional dates to be announced.
  • Temporary relocation of bus stops, street parking removal, and temporary traffic lane and sidewalk closures
  • Noise during excavation
  • Reduced traffic lanes and traffic back-ups

Project Renderings:

Streets & Streetscapes
STATUS In Progress
Start Date September 2017
Completion Date September 2019
Release Date
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
$21 million
Project Manager
Mike Rieger
Project Team

Mitchell Engineering

San Francisco Public Works

Dadisi Najib
(415) 748-7562
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Project Presentation