doyleclose.jpgSan Francisco drivers have two areas to avoid this weekend: a stretch of road near Golden Gate Bridge will be closed Friday and Saturday nights, and the AT&T Park area is expected to be packed on Sunday night.

Beginning Friday at 10 p.m., the ramp from northbound Highway 1 to northbound Highway 101 will be closed until 10 a.m. Saturday. Then from 10 p.m. Saturday night to 10 a.m Sunday morning, the ramp from southbound Highway 101 to southbound Highway 1 will be closed.

During the closures, detour signage will reroute motorists traveling northbound from Highway 1 to Highway 101 through Geary Boulevard, Van Ness Avenue, and Lombard Street. You can learn all about this construction, which is part of the revamp of Doyle Drive, the existing 1.5-mile stretch of roadway connecting the San Francisco peninsula to the Golden Gate Bridge, here.

Sunday’s Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl at AT&T Park, is expected to cause “delays on streets in the surrounding area,” the SF MTA said in a statement.

The gates to the park will open will open at 4 p.m., and the game begins at 6. Muni riders can also expect heavier than usual use of lines in the area, as spectators are being encouraged to take the K/T Third line or a “ballpark shuttle” train (operating between Castro Station and 4th and King streets) directly to the park, at the Second Street and King Street stop. The 10, 30, 45 and 47, which also pass by the ballpark, are also expected to have more passengers than usual.

Bay City News’ Patricia Decker contributed to this report

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