Presidential Inauguration Day Activities

Friday, January 20:  Numerous planned and unplanned activities will take place from 8 a.m. through the evening at Justin Herman Plaza, City Hall, Civic Center, Market Street, the downtown area and elsewhere in the City.  Customers should plan extra travel time and be prepared for service impacts if protests disrupt traffic.

Walk for Life

Saturday, January 21:  The annual Walk for Life West Coast will stage a rally and march on Saturday.  There will be speakers at Civic Center Plaza beginning at 10:45 a.m., an information faire at 11 a.m. and followed by a rally at 12:30 p.m. The march will commence at 1:30 p.m. from Civic Center Plaza to Market Street ending at Justin Herman Plaza.  The march may not completely clear of Market Street until 3:30 p.m.  For event details, please visit http://www.walkforlifewc.com/.

Market Street will be closed to traffic between 10th and Steuart streets from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Cross traffic between gaps in marchers will not be allowed.  Mission Street between 6th and Beale streets may be closed to create a transit only lane for Muni service diverted from Market Street. Motorists should expect significant delays along the Market Street and Mission Street corridors during the closure.

The Women’s March

Saturday, January 21:  The Women’s March will stage a rally and march on Saturday.  There will be a rally at Civic Center Plaza beginning at 3 p.m.  The march will commence at 5 p.m. from Civic Center Plaza, proceed along Market Street and end at Justin Herman Plaza.  The march may not completely clear Market Street until 8 p.m.  A possible attendance between 25,000 and 30,000 is expected. For event details, please visit https://womensmarchbayarea.org.

Market Street will be closed to traffic between 10th and Steuart streets from 1 to 7 p.m. Cross traffic between gaps in marchers will not be allowed.  Mission Street between 6th and Beale streets may be closed to create a transit only lane for Muni service diverted from Market Street. Motorists should expect significant delays along the Market Street and Mission Street corridors during the closure.

UPDATE:  Van Ness Improvement Project

Construction in the median of Van Ness has begun and includes the removal of contaminated soil, 86 trees and the concrete curb. This work is necessary to provide room for construction activity and to maintain two lanes of traffic in each direction over the next three years of construction. Curbside utility work is scheduled to begin in April.

Traffic Impact:

Weather permitting, the number of traffic lanes on Van Ness Avenue in each direction will continue to be reduced from three to two in two-block segments each weeknight through January.

On Sunday, January 22, between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., the Overhead Contact System that powers the electric buses will be removed on Van Ness fromPost to Sutter streets. During these hours, additional lane closures may be in effect for this work.

On Monday, January 23, between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., the striping of the roadway on Van Ness northbound at Hayes Street will be redone and the Overhead Contact System that powers the electric buses will be removed on Van Ness from Geary to Sutter streets. During these hours, additional lane closures may be in effect for this work.

On Tuesday, January 24, between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., the striping of the roadway on Van Ness southbound at Golden Gate Avenue will be redone and the Overhead Contact System that powers the electric buses will be removed on Van Ness from Turk to Eddy streets. During these hours, additional lane closures may be in effect for this work.

Construction schedules are subject to change due to weather or unforeseen field conditions.

For more project details and the latest construction updates, please visit sfmta.com/vanness.