It turns out those nine chairs were the final piece of the Church and Duboce Track and Street Improvement Project, a two-year long, $20 million construction and beautification bonanza that is now complete.
All those weekend closures and evening jackhammer sessions resulted in a good number of improvements. Along with updated Muni tracks and signals, we got legitimate boarding islands, a separated bike lane, and new public art, including Mona Caron's utility boxes and the aforementioned chairs.
To celebrate the project's end, there will be a ceremony at the southeast corner of the intersection tomorrow (Saturday) at 11am. A fairly stunning number of speakers are expected to attend, including Supervisor Scott Wiener, former Supervisor Bevan Dufty, and SFMTA Director of Transportation Ed Reiskin. So swing by and help commemorate the milestone, assuming you're as glad the project is finished as we are.
For more information about the Church and Duboce Track and Street Improvement Project, visit the SFMTA's website.