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Potrero Avenue Roadway Improvement Project

Overnight Work
The S.F. Water Department (SFWD) is scheduled to perform overnight water main tie-in work at the 16th St. & Potrero Ave. intersection on Friday July 14, 2017. The work is scheduled to commence around 11:30 PM and will conclude by 5 AM. SFWD is notifying neighbors in advance if they may be affected during the water shutdown and tie-in. SFWD typically performs tie-in work during overnight shifts when there is the least demand for water service. We apologize in advance for the inconvenience and temporary shutdown of water service. 
 
Weekend Grinding & Paving 
Public Works is scheduled to commence work on the next phase of grinding and paving operations along Potrero Avenue. The next phase of grinding (removal of existing asphalt from roadway) and paving will include the blocks between 21st Street and 17th Street. 
 
In an attempt to minimize the impact to area residents, the contractor will grind and repave the block and intersection the same day. However, in order to complete both phases the same day, crews will need to work extended hours. The work hours will typically be 7 AM to 7 PM. The schedule will be as follows:
 
Potrero Avenue (21st St. to 20th St.) - Saturday June 10, 2017
Potrero Avenue (20th St. to 19th St.) - Saturday June 17, 2017
Potrero Avenue (19th St. to 18th St.) - Saturday June 24, 2017
Potrero Avenue (18th St. to Mariposa St.) - Saturday July 08, 2017
Potrero Avenue (Mariposa St. to 17th St.) - Saturday July 15, 2017
 
*** Note: The schedule is subject to change due to rain, equipment breakdown and unforeseen field conditions. We apologize for any inconvenience. ***
 
Project Update
- Water main connection work continues on Potrero between Alameda and 16th streets. This phase of work will continue for the next several weeks. 
 
- Crews are also busy working on the street light poles foundations on Potrero Avenue north of 18th Street. 
 
- Work also continues on the irrigation lines along the center median along with paver installation.  
 
- The contractor continues Auxiliary Water Supply System (AWSS) work at the 16th and Potrero streets intersection. The contractor also has sewer work remaining at the intersection. 
 
- Street base replacement work continues on Potrero Avenue north of 17th Street. The street base is being replaced in advance of final paving. 
 
*** 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
Location
Potrero Ave., 22nd St., 23rd St., Vermont St., Hampshire St.
Start Date December 2015
Completion Date March 2018
Budget
$19.8 million
Project Manager
Cristina Calderon Olea
Contact
Alex M. Murillo, Public Affairs Officer
Phone
(415) 558-5296