Department of Public Works contractors are cleaning up the streets of the Castro today to make way for the Castro Street Fair this weekend. Crews worked at a fever pitch this past week planting trees, finishing up the rainbow crosswalks at 18th and Castro, installing leaning rails and bike racks, and paving the streets of the neighborhood.
In an email from DPW project managers, it was announced that crews will pick back up on Monday to finish their to-do list by staking trees, laying bricks in front of the Castro Theatre, and setting up Muni poles. Yes, it looks like the Castro is finally in the home stretch of the seven-month-long construction phase of the Castro Streetscape Improvement Project.
According to the Castro Bubble
, a tentative date for the ribbon-cutting ceremony that will celebrate the finished project is planned for October 30th from 6pm to 8pm at Harvey Milk Plaza. We'll let you know more once we get firm details from the DPW on the details of the event, but it looks like the end of this month will indeed mark the finale of the project.
Speaking of ribbon-cutting, don't forget to come out for the Castro History Walk ribbon-cutting ceremony tonight at 6pm at Harvey Milk Plaza. We'll see you there!
Crews finish etching Castro History Walk facts. (Photo: DPW)