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Potrero Avenue Roadway Improvement Project

Project Update 

The contractor has begun cosntruction on the new center median. Crews are currently working on Potrero between 23rd and 22nd streets. The next block scheduled for median island construction is 22nd West to 22nd East followed by 23rd to 24th streets. 

The contractor and San Francisco Water Department (SFWD) are coordinating the connection/tie-in work. The line will undergo several phases of testing before being activated. Once scheduled, the tie-in work will be completed overnight when there is the least demand for water service. The change-over work is typically completed during daytime hours. Change-over is when a home/business is switched over and connected to the new water main. 

Crews are also scheduled to commence work on street base repairs along the water main trench. This work will continue for several weeks. 

Sewer main installation work remains on Potrero between Mariposa and and 17th streets. The work on the block needs to be coordinated with Muni Operations. 

The bus pad work is complete on Potrero between 25th and 22nd streets. Bus pad work remains North of the 22nd Street intersection. 

Installation of the new street lights and pedestrian light continues. Crews have begun connecting and switchng over the new lights. 

*** Please note, due to the nature of construction, there may be additional phases of construction work occuring at any time. Please contact us if you'd like additional information or details. ***

Project Information

The Potrero Avenue Roadway Improvement Project is a collaboration between neighbors and several city agencies (Public Works, SFMTA, and PUC) to improve safety for people walking and biking, maximize infrastructure upgrades in the area, and to help beautify Potrero Avenue. The final design for roadway improvements is the result of five community workshops, valuable public input, and the neighborhood voting for their preferred option for transforming Potrero Avenue. Option 1 emerged as the preferred design alternative for Potrero Avenue. The Potrero Avenue Roadway Improvement Project will also bring a revitalizing facelift to the public space adjacent to the SF General Hospital with pedestrian safety improvements, wider sidewalks, new landscaping and new street lights.

Preferred Option Community Letter, Dec. 20, 2013


Scope of Work

  • Potrero Avenue, repaving Alameda Street to the 101 On-ramp (map) / The streetscape improvement work will happen on Potrero Ave. between 21st and 25th streets.
  • 22nd Street, Hampshire Street to Vermont Street
  • 23rd Street, Potrero Avenue to Vermont Street
  • Vermont Street: 22nd Street to 23rd Street
  • Hampshire Street: 24th Street to 25th Street / The work at this location will be limited to the Muni overhead wires and poles.


Community Meetings

Community Open House #4: Thursday, November 7, 2013

Community Open House: Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Community Workshop: Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Community Meeting #1: Tuesday, March 26th

Streets & Streetscapes
STATUS In Progress
Potrero Ave., 22nd St., 23rd St., Vermont St., Hampshire St.
Start Date December 2015
Completion Date March 2018
$19.8 million
Alex M. Murillo, Public Affairs Officer
(415) 558-5296