muni_generic.jpgNot content to rest on its laurels after kicking an Ex reporter’s ass, everyone’s favorite overused light-rail system is getting some upgrades and the SFMTA says you might want to stay in the loop.

N-Judah enthusiasts be warned: the $18.3 million project, known as the “Carl Street Track Improvement Project,” will disrupt N-Judah service over the next two years.

Upgrades include track replacement on Carl St, between Arguello Blvd. and Cole St, replacing the overhead wire system in that same area, traffic signal work at Carl and Stanyan St, installing three rail lubrication devices, street-paving and pedestrian crossing upgrades, water and sewer storm system work, and the installation of transit bulbs at Carl and Cole St, as well as Carl and Stanyan St.

According to a press release from the MTA, “The transit bulbs will improve access for the nearly 5,700 daily users of the three stops covered in the project, allowing customers to board and exit the trains more safely, improve service on the N Judah by reducing delays due to illegally parked vehicles and is expected to reduce the time it takes for customers to board.” Sounds good!

Construction is planned to begin in February, ushering in several weekend shutdowns of that portion of the N-Judah line. Muni bus shuttles will operate in place of the affected light rail.

Muni Metro’s other improvement endeavors like their rail project at Church and Duboce St. will be going on at the same time as this project, which should be fun.

Want to learn more? Today at 6 PM, the SFMTA will be discussing the project with the public, in the Park Meeting Room of the Park Branch Library, 1833 Page St, between Cole and Shrader St.

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