2018 Start For Haight St. Transit Improvement & Pedestrian Realm Project

After years in the works, the city's transit and public realm improvements for the Haight are set begin in January 2018.

The work, which follows years of protracted and frequently problematic work on an infrastructure improvement project in the Upper Haight, is slated to take about two years to complete, according to Public Works public affairs officer Alex Murillo.

The project's start will also be concurrent with the gargantuan Masonic corridor improvement, which the city expects to wrap up next spring.

You can also look at the full renderings available from the city, but here's a look at what's in store.

New Traffic Lights

The city will install nine new traffic lights in the Upper and Lower Haight, some of them controversial, as part of the traffic improvement. Residents can expect an upgraded light at Stanyan, and new lights at Shrader, Clayton, Central, Baker, Broderick, Scott, Pierce, Webster and Buchanan.

Murillo said some conduit work for the new lights has already been completed under the infrastructure improvement plan.

Sidewalks To Be Replaced, New Bulb-Outs Coming

The sidewalks from Central to Stanyan are all slated for replacement, with a mix of transit bulb-outs (at Amoeba Records, Whole Foods, and on the inbound 7-Haight/Noriega stop at Masonic) and pedestrian bulb-outs (at Shrader, Cole, Belvedere, Ashbury and Central).

Other Improvements

The city also expects to plant more than 30 street trees, a "gateway element" on the east side of Ashbury and resurface the road surface between Stanyan and Central.

There will also be three new T-intersection bulb-outs for plantings and benches on the two Cole St. intersections and across from the end of Belvedere.

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