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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 – January 2018 to October 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

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
Second Street between King and Market Streets
Start Date May 2012
Completion Date October 2019
Project Manager
Mike Rieger (415) 558-4492
Project Team

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

Coma Te
(415) 558-5283