under-construction.jpgUnderground drainage work begins today at West Portal and 15th Avenues, and construction is expected to last for about two weeks, according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.

Westbound West Portal Avenue from 15th Avenue to Sloat Boulevard will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during construction days, SFMTA officials said.

Traffic through West Portal Avenue will detour south on 15th Avenue to Portola Drive and back to Sloat Boulevard. Local access for businesses and residents on West Portal Avenue will be maintained, officials said.

No Muni routes or lines will be affected by the work. During construction, flaggers will be on site to monitor and assist the traffic flow.

The construction is the final piece of work needed to resolve a drainage issue that arose at West Portal and 15th avenues. The issue was related to the Muni light rail vehicle track installed during last summer’s St. Francis Circle Rail Replacement Project, according to the SFMTA.

For more information about the Saint Francis Rail Replacement Project, please visit www.sfmta.com/stfranciscircle or call 311.

Rachel Purdy, Bay City News

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