The beginning of a one-year overhaul of Muni’s 5-Fulton bus line began today, but the construction project will not affect the route of the heavily used line.
The agency will install an underground traction power system and new cable feeders underneath Fulton Street between 32nd and 8th avenues. The work will start at 32nd Avenue and move block-by-block until it reaches the end point at 8th Avenue, according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which operates Muni.
The SFMTA will also replace old overheard poles and add sidewalk curb ramps, moves aimed at improving the safety and reliability of the 5-Fulton, which carries 14,039 passengers each day.
While the 5-Fulton will not be affected by the work, street parking spaces will be temporarily restricted in the construction zones. Work will last from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, and it’s expected to be noisy.