Track project will shut down L-Taraval this weekend 

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will continue track improvement work on its system in the city's Sunset District that will affect service on the agency's L-Taraval line beginning Friday evening.

The work starts at 7 p.m. when the agency shuts down the intersections of Taraval Street and 19th Avenue, and Taraval Street and Sunset Boulevard to replace aging rails and components on the L-Taraval line, while also repaving, improving sidewalks and upgrading water lines.

The construction will continue through Monday morning and is expected to take place next weekend as well, according to Muni officials.

During construction, regular L-Taraval light rail service will end at the West Portal station. Bus shuttles will take passengers from the station to the end of the line at 46th Avenue and Vicente Street.

Detour signs will be posted for drivers who encounter the two closed intersections on Taraval Street.

The work will require both directions of traffic to be closed on Taraval Street at 19th Avenue and Sunset Boulevard, and one direction of traffic will be closed on 19th Avenue and Sunset Boulevard at Judah Street.

The closures will be coordinated so one of the two roads will always have access in the northbound or southbound direction.

Police will detour traffic onto parallel streets when necessary. Slow traffic is expected in the area and motorists should use
alternate routes when possible, according to Muni officials.

The construction work is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. this evening and last until 5 a.m. Monday, with the same schedule planned next weekend.

Additional Muni routes that will be affected by the closures include 28-19th Avenue, 29-Sunset, 91-Owl, and the L-Owl.

The work is part of an $18 million rail improvement project in the area. Later this year work will be done along the J-Church line to complete the project.

For information on Muni service during the closures, visit www.sfmta.com/rail or call 311.

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