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Haight Street 2-Way Conversion Nears The Finish Line

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By Rose Garrett - Published on September 18, 2014.
It may seem like forever ago that construction began at the busy nexus of Gough, Haight and Market streets. But, at long last, the project—which includes converting Haight into a two-way street between Market and Octavia—is coming to a close. 
According to Jay Lu of the SFMTA , the Market and Haight Street Transit and Pedestrian Improvement Project is scheduled to be completed in October. "The project on schedule," he told us, saying that they are now shooting for a Saturday, Sept. 27th date to repave Haight Street between Octavia and Laguna streets.  "After that, we will stripe the street and paint the transit-only lanes. If everything moves along as planned, the two-way conversion will become effective in mid or late October."

But before that happens, crews will finish up the bus pad construction on the south side of Haight near Gough Street, and continue to work on sidewalk and curb ramp construction, water and sewer work. The bus pad on the north side of Haight and Gough has already been completed, and westbound 71-Haight and 6-Parnassus buses have resumed service as of last week.

Here's what else those industrious workers have been working on:
 
  • A new bulbout  to widen the sidewalk northeast of the Market/Gough/Haight intersection
  • Water main connections on Haight between Gough and Laguna streets
  • A new traffic island at the Market/Haigh/Gough intersection
  • Side sewer replacements on Haight Street
  • Sidewalk improvements and electrical work southwest of the Market/Haight/Gough intersection

This Saturday, Sept. 20th, look out for street repaving on the north side of the Market/Haight/Gough intersection. This will go on from 8am-5pm, and although the street will remain open to traffic, it'll probably be slow going, so plan to avoid the intersection if possible. 

Just remember to pardon all the dust: the project will be finished—complete with pedestrian- and driver-friendly enhancements—before Halloween. 

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