After several years of planning and preparation, the Inner Sunset Streetscape Project is about to kick off. But along with construction, residents of Cole Valley and the Inner Sunset and Outer Sunset can expect N-Judah service to shut down on certain September weekends.
SFMTA recently announced the first dates for the weekend closures, which begin after Labor Day on September 8th–11th, 15th–18th, and Friday, the 22nd.
Riders can also expect two more periods for service disruptions during a later phase of the streetscape project, but SFMTA has not announced those dates.
During weekends with limited service:
- shuttle buses will run from Church and Duboce to Ocean Beach after 8pm on Friday until 2am on the following Monday;
- SFMTA will reroute buses to Frederick St. and Lincoln Way between Carl St. and 7th Avenue to make stops along the 7-Haight/Noriega stops.
SFMTA has a map of the expected N-Judah shutdown and the bus shuttles here.
While the bulk of construction will happen along Irving Street between Arguello Boulevard and 19th Avenue, Inner Sunset residents can also expect changes at 9th and 10th Avenues between Irving and Judah.
Cole Valley residents will also see construction work on Carl between Cole and Stanyan streets.
Construction will begin on Irving between Arguello and 9th Avenue and last between two to three months. SFMTA said locals will see temporary sidewalk closures, transit stop relocations and parking removal.
During the Irving Streetscape Project, a similar project in the Outer Sunset, similar disruptions were controversial. One merchant, the owner of the Hard Wear, blamed the year-long disruption for the demise of her store.