Upper Haight residents and businesses get holiday reprieve from construction

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By Camden Avery - Published on November 27, 2019.

Beginning this week, construction crews will observe a holiday construction moratorium in the Upper Haight, temporarily putting the yearslong transit improvement and pedestrian realm project on ice.

This means that for the most part, all work between Central and Stanyan will cease, with the street fully opened to vehicular traffic and curbs free for parking.

The moratorium, which follows a similar hiatus last year, is intended to grant a reprieve to local businesses who've been negatively affected by the construction project during what for many of them is the most lucrative time of year.

It should also make parking and transit easier for local residents trying to make their way around through the holidays.

But there are some exceptions to the moratorium, according to San Francisco Public Works.

The area around 1790 Haight Street will still have work ongoing through about Wednesday, December 4, according to Public Works, as crews complete upgrades to a sub-sidewalk access hatch that has to be finished off before the rainy season is fully underway.

Apart from that, and the regrading of a lane of Haight east of Masonic that wasn't finished to satisfaction earlier, expect the street to be fully accessible.

Work will recommence Thursday, January 2, weather permitting.

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