muni_generic.jpgBlack & White Ball
The bi-annual Black & White Ball will be held at the Civic Center this Saturday from 8 p.m. to Sunday at 1 a.m. The event venues include Davies Symphony Hall, the War Memorial Opera House, the War Memorial Veterans Building and a tent on Grove Street.

The following street closures are required for the Ball

8 a.m., Thursday – 3 p.m., Sunday: Grove Street from Franklin Street to Van Ness Avenue

1 p.m., Saturday – 5 a.m., Sunday: Van Ness Avenue from Hayes Street to McAllister Street

Northbound traffic will detour at Hayes Street where motorists can use either Larkin or Franklin Streets to continue their northbound travel.

Southbound Traffic will detour at either Golden Gate Avenue to Hyde Street or at Turk Street to Gough Street for continued southbound travel.

The following Muni routes will be affected.
5 Fulton
19 Polk
21 Hayes
47 Van Ness
49 Van Ness/Mission
90 San Bruno Owl

Uncorked! SF Wine Festival
The annual Uncorked! SF Wine Festival will be held on Saturday at and around Ghirardelli Square.

The following street closures will be required from midnight, Saturday to midnight, Sunday:
Beach Street from Larkin Street to Polk Street

The 19-Polk Muni route will be affected.

St. Francis Circle Rail Replacement Project
On Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. only, light rail trains will be in operation on the M Ocean View line in addition to the M bus shuttles. The rail service will provide the additional capacity necessary to accommodate the increased ridership stemming from the San Francisco State University commencement exercises. The project impact on the M Line had been scheduled for June 1.

The St. Francis Rail Replacement Project has continued daily since May 17. Except as noted on May 22, Muni service on the K Ingleside and M Ocean View rail lines and the 17 Parkmerced and 23 Monterey bus routes will be affected until late summer.

On Saturday buses will continue to provide substitute service on the K Ingleside and M Ocean View lines between West Portal Station and the BART/Muni Balboa Park Station and will serve all regular stops. Some stops in the construction area may be temporarily relocated.

Customers traveling from downtown will need to take any outbound K or L train and transfer from rail to bus at West Portal Station. On Saturday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., customers can also take any outbound M train to either West Portal, if they need to transfer to a K bus, or continue on to Balboa Park.

Rail Safety
Although rail service will be suspended on the M and K Lines between West Portal and Balboa Park for the majority of the next few months, anyone traveling in the area should be aware that all tracks should be treated as if there is a train on them. The potential exists for trains to be anywhere along the tracks periodically throughout construction for testing.

On Saturday KFOG KaBoom will be held at Candlestick Park. No street closures are required; however, there may be slow traffic along both the 3rd Street corridor and along Highway 101 near the 3rd Street offramp. Heavy traffic can be expected between 1 and 5 p.m. and then after the fireworks, which are scheduled to end around 9:20 p.m.

Sunday Streets
The fourth of nine Sunday Streets events will be held this Sunday from China Basin (3rd Street and Terry Francois Boulevard) to 3rd Street and Armstrong Avenue, along and including northbound 3rd Street and in conjunction with the Bayview Music and Street Festival. Southbound 3rd Street will be open at all times. The route will be available for recreational activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival will continue on Galvez at 3rd Street until 5 p.m.

The headquarters for the event will be at the Bayview Playground at 3rd Street and Armstrong Avenue. This area will host several activities and this is where participants can get details about other activity sites along the event route and free bike rentals and maintenance.

Other key locations are Bayview Opera House, 3rd Street at Galvez Avenue, China Basin and Mission Bay Park.

For further event details, please visit

Cross traffic will be allowed along 3rd Street at 20th Street, 22nd Street, Cesar Chavez Street, Cargo Way, Evans Avenue, Jerrold Avenue, LaSalle Avenue, Palou Avenue, Revere Avenue, Van Dyke Avenue and Williams Avenue.

Alternative routes to northbound 3rd Street include Bayshore Boulevard and Illinois Street.

Local Access will be available to the Piers along Terry Francois Boulevard from 3rd Street.

The following Muni lines and routes will be affected:
T Third
19 Polk
22 Fillmore
23 Monterey
24 Divisadero
29 Sunset
44 O’Shaughnessy
48 Quintara-24th Street
54 Felton

Participants can take the following Muni routes and lines for easy access to the Sunday Streets locations listed:
T Third
19 Polk (to 3rd Street and Evans Avenue)
22 Fillmore (to 20th and 3rd streets)
23 Monterey (to 3rd Street at Palou Avenue)
24 Divisadero (to 3rd Street at Palou Avenue)
29 Sunset (to 3rd Street at Gilman Avenue)
44 O’Shaughnessy (to Evans Avenue and Mendell Avenue)
48 Quintara-24th Street (to 3rd and 22nd streets)
54 Felton (to 3rd Street at Williams Avenue)

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