Oracle convention to impact transit, traffic starting Thursday 

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Oracle’s annual convention in San Francisco will result in major street closures and transit changes starting tomorrow.

The convention, which is expected to attract 45,000 people to the Moscone Center in the SoMa district, will force the closure of Howard Street, between Third and Fourth streets, from 8 p.m. on Thursday night to 3 p.m. on Oct. 7. A segment of Mason Street between O’Farrell and Ellis streets, will be closed from 2 a.m. on Oct. 1 to 10 a.m. on Oct. 7.

As a result of the closures, there will be detours directing traffic away from the heavy pedestrian flow expected outside the convention center. Cars traveling westbound on Howard Street will be diverted south on Second Street and then to Harrison Street. Cars moving southbound on New Montgomery will be detoured around the center to either Folsom or Harrison streets through Hawthorne Street.

Several Muni lines will be impacted by the convention center as well. Thirteen different bus routes, including the 14-Mission, the 30-Stockton and the 45-Union will be rerouted around the center.

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