The following Van Ness Improvement Project construction forecast is subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen conditions. For more project details, please visit 

Sunday, February 5: Between the hours of 10:00 p.m. Sunday and 5:00 a.m. Monday, the Overhead Contact System that powers the electric buses will be removed on Van Ness from McAllister to Eddy streets.

Traffic Advisory: Between the hours of 10:00 p.m. Sunday and 5:00 a.m. Monday, some traffic lanes may be closed for construction activity.

Monday, February 6: Work will occur in the median on Van Ness from Hayes to Sutter and California to Union streets.

Between the hours of 10:00 p.m. Monday and 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, work will occur in the median on Van Ness from McAllister to Golden Gate. Also during these hours, the Overhead Contact System that powers the buses will be removed on Van Ness from McAllister to Eddy and Sutter to Bush streets.

Traffic Advisory: Between the hours of 10:00 p.m. Monday and 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, some traffic lanes may be closed for construction activity.

Tuesday, February 7: Work will occur in the median on Van Ness from Hayes to Sutter and California to Union streets.

Between the hours of 10:00 p.m. Tuesday and 5:00 a.m. Wednesday, work will occur in the median on Van Ness from McAllister to Golden Gate. Also during these hours, the Overhead Contact System that powers the electric buses will be removed on Van Ness from Sutter to Bush streets.

Traffic Advisory: Between the hours of 10:00 p.m. Tuesday and 5:00 a.m. Wednesday, some traffic lanes may be closed for construction activity.

Wednesday, February 8: Work will occur in the median on Van Ness from Hayes to Sutter, California to Washington, Jackson to Broadway, and Vallejo to Green streets.

Between the hours of 10:00 p.m. Wednesday and 5:00 a.m. Thursday, the roadway on Van Ness northbound at Hayes will be repainted. Also during these hours, the Overhead Contact System that powers the electric buses will be removed on Van Ness from Sutter to California streets.

Traffic Advisory: The number of traffic lanes on Van Ness will be reduced from three to two northbound from Market to Hayes streets. Between the hours of 10:00 p.m. Wednesday and 5:00 a.m. Thursday, additional traffic lanes may be closed for construction activity.

Thursday, February 9: Work will occur in the median on Van Ness from Fell to Sutter, California to Washington, Jackson to Broadway, and Vallejo to Green streets.

Between the hours of 10:00 p.m. Thursday and 5:00 a.m. Friday, the roadway on Van Ness southbound at Mission and northbound at Lombard will be repainted. Also during these hours, the Overhead Contact System that powers the electric buses will be removed on Van Ness from Sutter to California streets.

Traffic Advisory: The number of traffic lanes on Van Ness will be reduced from three to two southbound from Mission to Hayes streets and in both directions from Filbert to Lombard streets. Between the hours of 10:00 p.m. Thursday and 5:00 a.m. Friday, additional traffic lanes may be closed for construction activity.

Friday, February 10: Work will occur in the median on Van Ness from Fell to Sutter, Pine to Clay, Jackson to Broadway, and Filbert to Greenwich streets.

Traffic Advisory: The number of traffic lanes on Van Ness will be reduced from three to two northbound from Mission to Market streets.

Sunday, February 12: Between the hours of 10:00 p.m. Sunday and 5:00 a.m. Monday, the Overhead Contact System that powers the electric buses will be removed on Van Ness from California to Sacramento streets.

Traffic Advisory: Between the hours of 10:00 p.m. Sunday and 5:00 a.m. Monday, some traffic lanes may be closed for construction activity.

Monday, February 13: Work will occur in the median on Van Ness from Mission to Sutter, Bush to Clay, Jackson to Pacific, and Filbert to Lombard streets.

Between the hours of 10:00 p.m. Monday and 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, work will occur in the median on Van Ness from Mission to Market streets. Also during these hours, the Overhead Contact System that powers the electric buses will be removed on Van Ness from California to Sacramento streets.

Traffic Advisory: Between the hours of 10:00 p.m. Sunday and 5:00 a.m. Monday, some traffic lanes may be closed for construction activity.

Tuesday, February 14: Work will occur in the median on Van Ness from Mission to Sutter, Bush to Sacramento, and Filbert to Lombard streets.

Between the hours of 10:00 p.m. Tuesday and 5:00 a.m. Wednesday, the Overhead Contact System that powers the electric buses will be removed on Sacramento near Van Ness.

Traffic Advisory: Between the hours of 10:00 p.m. Tuesday and 5:00 a.m. Wednesday, some traffic lanes may be closed for construction activity.

Wednesday, February 15: Work will occur in the median on Van Ness from Mission to Sutter, Bush to California, and Filbert to Lombard streets.

Between the hours of 10:00 p.m. Wednesday and 5:00 a.m. Thursday, the Overhead Contact System that powers the electric buses will be removed on Clay near Van Ness.

Traffic Advisory: Between the hours of 10:00 p.m. Wednesday and 5:00 a.m. Thursday, some traffic lanes may be closed for construction activity.

Thursday, February 16: Work will occur in the median on Van Ness from Mission to Sutter, Bush to California, and Filbert to Lombard streets.

Between the hours of 10:00 p.m. Thursday and 5:00 a.m. Friday, the Overhead Contact System that powers the electric buses will be removed on Van Ness from California to Clay streets.

Traffic Advisory: Between the hours of 10:00 p.m. Thursday and 5:00 a.m. Friday, some traffic lanes may be closed for construction activity.

Friday, February 17: Work will occur in the median on Van Ness from Mission to California and Filbert to Lombard streets.

Those who travel in and through the area are advised to take alternate routes and plan for delays.

Please note that construction schedules are subject to change due to weather or unforeseen conditions. For more project details, please visit sfmta.com/vanness.

For more advice on navigating construction, be sure to check out the latest issue of the Van Ness Improvement Project newsletter.

Related Projects

Polk Streetscape Project

Construction for the Polk Streetscape Project is anticipated to be completed in six segments over a 24 month period. Construction on North Point Street from Van Ness Avenue to Larkin Street (Segment 5) and Polk Street from Vallejo Street to Beach Street (Segment 4) are currently underway. Work on Polk Street from Pine to Vallejo streets (Segment 3), Fern Alley from Polk to Larkin streets (Segment 6), Polk Street from Ellis to Pine streets (Segment 2) and Polk Street from McAllister to Ellis streets (Segment 1) is pending. 

Find out more and sign up for project updates at sfpublicworks.org/polk.

Contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns at 415-646-2310 or at vannessbrt@sfmta.com

Community Drop-In Office Hours 

Have a question about construction or the Van Ness Improvement Project? Stop by our Construction Office at 180 Redwood Street, 3rd Floor (near Van Ness and Golden Gate) to get assistance from project staff during our Community Drop-In Office Hours on Tuesdays, 2:00-4:00 p.m., and Fridays 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (excluding holidays).

Check out the three-part Van Ness Improvement Project video series to see what’s coming to Van Ness.