Thanks again to the delays to repairs for the Sunset Tunnel, instead of having a completed tunnel repair by now, we have more closures coming, the next one being this weekend, starting on Saturday, October 24th. You can read the details here at the SFMTA website, but what you won’t read is how this delay, combined with Other Delays, has had the ripple effect of delaying the completion date until 2016.
If the people who were upset about the noise had said something before the resumption of work, post holiday, in 2015, their concerns could have been addressed and we’d have the work done. By waiting until the work started to get their lawyery selves on, they have ensured the work has been subjected to costly delays. Currently, the schedule so far for 2015 is to have work begin on the weekends of 10/24, 11/7, 11/14 and 11/21. Work begins each weekend on a Saturday at 2am, and ends at 3:30am every Monday. Enjoy the bus “substitutions” lol.
In addition to the regular tunnel work, this weekend will also see work on 9 intersections to improve N Judah service as well. The disabled access platform at 19th will be out of service, and while streets will remain open, you can expect to see work being done all along Judah street.
This isn’t the only work scheduled, of course, as the nightly shutdown of downtown subway service will continue, so anyone wanting to get home after 10pm will need to take a bus shuttle downtown to an awaiting N train at Duboce and Church.
But wait! That’s not all! In addition to all this work, there will be work done on the Central Subway (!) from 11/6-11/14 daily at 4th and King Streets. The N will stop at a temporary platform on King Street, and during this time you can expect some delays. This, as stated earlier, is in addition to the nightly shutdown of subway service.