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Week of October 28, 2013 -- DPW's contractor (NTK Construction, Inc) continues work on Phase II of the Cesar Chavez Sewer & Streetscape Project. Phase II is scheduled to be complete in January 2014.
This week crews are replacing damaged sections of the concrete street base. The street base is located underneath the roadway so crews are saw-cutting the roadway, removing the damaged concrete, and pouring back fresh concrete. Replacement of the broken street base will allow us to maximize the life expectancy of the new road. This work will continue through this week.
Week of November 4, 2013, crews will begin repaving Cesar Chavez between Harrison and Mission streets. The paving sequence will be as follows:
Monday 11/4 and Tuesday 11/5 (7AM - 5PM) = The contractor will use heavy machinery to grind the existing asphalt from the road. On this day crews will work on the Westbound lanes of Cesar Chavez (Harrison to Mission).
Wednesday 11/6 (8PM - 6AM) OVERNIGHT PAVING = Crews will repave Cesar Chavez in the Westbound direction between Harrison and Mission streets.
Friday 11/8 (9AM - 5PM) = The contractor will use heavy machinery to grind the existing asphalt from the road. On this day crews will work on the Eastbound lanes of Cesar Chavez between Hassion and Mission streets .
Saturday 11/9 (7AM - 6PM) = The contractor will grind the Mission Street intersection and the remaining section of C. Chavez between Harrison and Mission (Eastbound).
Saturday 11/9 (6PM - 7AM) OVERNIGHT PAVING = Repave the Mission Street and Cesar Chavez intersection.
Monday 11/11 (8PM - 5AM) OVERNIGHT PAVING = Crews will repave Cesar Chavez in the Eastbound direction between Mission and Harrison streets.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
The San Francisco Department of Public Works (DPW) and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) are leading streetscape and sewer improvements along the Cesar Chavez corridor, in coordination with the City's Planning Department (Planning) and San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). Sewer improvements were completed earlier this year.
The project will ensure that a safe, gracious, inviting, and ecologically sustainable Cesar Chavez Street emerges as a focal point for one of San Francisco’s most vibrant neighborhoods. The community approved, conceptual plan for Cesar Chavez is the result of a two-year community design process that included a series of public meetings and workshops.
Streetscape work on Cesar Chavez, between Hampshire and Guerrero streets, will align the street with the community's vision to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety, enhance greening, promote ecology function, and make the street work better for all.
To do this, the project will widen the existing median to allow for many more street trees and landscaping; provide left turn pockets for turning vehicles; widen the sidewalk at the corners; install stormwater planters that will add green landscaping pockets and provide for stormwater management; and upgrade the street lighting along the corridor to LED to provide brighter, whiter light and reduce energy consumption. Low Impact Development (LID) features, such as permeable paving and bioretention, will be integrated into the street design. This strategy fuses infrastructure with urban design, allowing the streetscape to become part of the solution to drainage problems.
Work on Phase II began in April 2013 and is estimated to be completed in January 2014, pending weather.
For additional information, please contact DPW Public Affairs Officer Alex Murillo at (415) 437-7009.