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Second Street Improvements Project

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The 2nd Street Improvement Project extends from Market Street to King Street, stretching from downtown San Francisco to the SOMA district. The community, through the recently adopted East SOMA Area Plan, identified 2nd Street as a primary pedestrian, bicycle and transit thoroughfare and a ‘green connector’ for the neighborhood. This project will work towards implementing that vision by transforming 2nd Street into a pleasant multi-modal corridor that improves safety and access for pedestrians, bicyclists and transit as well as drivers.

The project, located on Second Street between Market and King streets, will include: widened sidewalks between Harrison and Townsend streets; one-way cycle track bicycle facilities in the northbound and southbound directions; transit boarding islands at most transit stops along with planted medians; Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant curb ramps; new street trees; site furnishings (trash receptacles, bike racks, benches, and pedestrian lighting); upgrades to the traffic signal system; and a repaved street, curb-to-curb. In order to achieve a complete street along the corridor, the travel lanes along Second Street would generally be reduced from two in each direction to one in each direction. We expect the project to begin construction in November 2017.

Anticipated Construction Schedule

  • Segment 1 – Mid-January 2018 to end of October/mid-November 2018
  • Segment 2 – October 2018 to April 2019 (*Some work will be performed Feb 2018 to April 2018)
  • Segment 3 – March 2019 to October 2019
  • Segment 4 – November 2017 to February 2018 
    *Work on the project will be completed on a segment by segment basis. The order in which segments will be worked on may not be sequential and some overlap may occur as crews finish up work in one segment and begin work in another. Please note that the construction schedule is subject to change due to rain, equipment breakdown and/or unforeseen field conditions. 
     


 

Construction Updates

02.08.18Crews have begun installation work of electrical conduit and pole foundations between Market and Folsom and performed sewer work between Bryant and Brannan. Crews completed installation of landscaping irrigation lines between and installed ADA curb ramps between Townsend to King. Crews anticipate working on Saturday, February 10, 2018 between 7AM and 8AM to complete water service connection work at Second and Stevenson. Water service may be temporarily unavailable during this time.

Week of February 12, 2018, crews will continue electrical conduit, pole foundation and sewer work between Market and Folsom. Crews will also begin installing traffic signal crossing and pole footings on Second at Mission, Natoma and Howard streets. Crews will also pothole and begin catch basin installation work between Market and Folsom and will begin installation of sewer mainline from Market to Stevenson Street.Crews will also Begin electrical conduit work between King and Townsend.  
 
The San Francisco Water Department anticipates night work to take place on Thursday, February 15th between the hours of 11:55 PM to 4:00 AM to connect new water service at the intersections of Second and Jessie and Second and Natoma. Please note that although work is scheduled to occur until 4:00 AM, crews may finish connection work sooner. This work is being done at night to accommodate the needs of neighborhood businesses which are affected by the temporary interruption of water service. There may be noticeable noise, vibration, dust, and traffic restrictions in the work area. To report any water related issues or concerns, visit www.sfwater.org/nightshift or call 3-1-1 or 415-550-4956.
 
Week of February 19, 2018, crews will continue electrical conduit, pole foundation and sewer work between Townsend and King and from Market to Folsom. Crews will also continue traffic signal crossing and pole footing installation work at Mission, Natoma and Howard streets. Crews will also continue catch basin installation work between Market and Folsom and will begin installation of sewer mainline from Market to Stevenson Street, and  electrical conduit work between King and Townsend.
 
Week of February 26, 2018, crews will continue electrical conduit, pole foundation and sewer work between Townsend and King and from Market to Folsom. Crews will also continue traffic signal crossing and pole footing installation work at Mission, Natoma and Howard streets. Crews will also continue catch basin installation work between Market and Folsom and will begin installation of sewer mainline from Market to Stevenson Street.
 

01.08.18: Crews have resumed work on Second Street and have completed side sewer laterals, culverts and t-trench work between Townsend and King in segment 4 and have completed AWSS monitoring work at South Park and Second in segment 2. Crews will continue to work on Second Street pending suitable weather conditions. The week of January 8, crews will continue work in segment 4 and will begin electrical conduit and pole foundation installation work on Second Street between Townsend to King. Crews also anticipate beginning preliminary underground utility work in segment 2 this week on Second between Bryant and Townsend, beginning with sewer main, man hole and catch basin work at the intersection of Second and Federal. During sewer work and due to the narrow width of the roadway, Federal Street will be restricted to Local Access Only between 8 AM and 5 PM. Drivers needing access onto or off of Federal Street should anticipate delays as long as 30 minutes as crews work to make the roadway safe for vehicles to travel on. Drivers needing access to garages on Federal Street are advised to arrive before 8 AM and plan to leave after 5 PM or advised to find alternative parking locations during sewer work.

The week of January 15, crews WILL be working on Monday, January 15, 2018, but please note that San Francisco Public Works and other City offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Crews will continue sewer work in segment 2 at Second and Federal and electrical work in segment 4, between Townsend and King. Crews also anticipate starting work in segment 1 this week, between Market and Folsom. Crews will continue work in segments 4, 2 and 1 the week of January 22.
 
01.02.2018: Crews have resumed working on Second Street between Townsend and King streets and will continue with monitoring point installation work at South Park and T Trench work between King & Townsend streets. Crews will be working in the interseciton of Second and King on 01/03/18 through 01/04/18. Crews anticipate starting work preliminary underground work in segment 2, between Bryant and Townsend streets, the week of January 2, 2018 and anticipate starting work in segment 1, Market to Folsom streets, in mid-January 2018. 
 
12.15.17: Crews have completed sewer installation work on Second between Townsend and King streets. Week of December 18, 2017, crews will begin catch basin, manhole and lateral work at Second and Townsend. Crews will also begin replacing selected laterals and culverts on Second between King and Townsend. Crews will NOT be working December 25-29, 2017. Crews will resume work on January 2, 2018 and will work on lateral and culvert work between Townsend and King streets and will begin trenching work.
 
Crews anticipate beginning preliminary underground utility work in segment 2 (Second Street, Townsend to Bryant) starting in January 2018 through April 2018. This is in advance of the regularly scheduled segment duration of October 2018 - April 2019. Crews anticipate starting work in segment 1, Second Street from Market to Folsom, starting in January 2018 through October 2018 and will continue with work in segment 4, Second Street from Townsend to King, including electrical work anticipated to begin in January 2018, followed by ADA curb ramp installation work, anticipated to begin in February 2018.

12.05.17: Crews officially broke ground on the Second Street Improvements Project the week of November 27, 2017, starting with work in segment 4, Second Street between Townsend and King streets. Crews will be working on this block performing mainline sewer installation work, which they anticipate continuing through 12/13/17. Crews then anticipate begining catch basin installation work at 2nd and Townsend starting 12/14/17. 

Community Meetings

 

Streets & Streetscapes
STATUS In Progress
Location
Second Street between King and Market Streets
District
Start Date May 2012
Completion Date October 2019
Budget
$20,000,000
Project Manager
Mike Rieger (415) 558-4492
Project Team

San Francisco Public Works
Municipal Transportation Authority (SFMTA)
SF Planning Department
San Francisco Transportation Authority

Contact
Coma Te
Phone
(415) 558-5283