Straphangers and motorists traveling in the area of Church and Market streets in San Francisco this weekend should brace for detours and delays.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency issued a reminder this week that the busy intersection will be closed and Muni light-rail vehicles and buses will be rerouted to permit the replacement of the tracks at that intersection.
Starting at 7 p.m. today, crews will work around the clock until about 5 a.m. Monday to complete the work, which is part of the nearly two-year-long Church and Duboce Track and Street Improvement Project, which began last spring, according to the SFMTA.
Church Street will be closed in both directions at Market Street, and westbound Market Street will be closed to through traffic at Church Street.
Eastbound Market Street will remain open.
The construction will also partially shut down the J-Church and F-Market & Wharves lines and will cause the rerouting of the 22-Fillmore, 37-Corbett and N-Owl bus lines.
Inbound J-Church riders will need to transfer from the stop at Church and Market streets to underground Muni Metro service at the Church Street Station.
Outbound J-Church customers should take a K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Ocean View, or S-Shuttle train to the Church Street Station.
Additional information about traffic and transit impacts can be found at www.sfmta.com/duboce or by contacting 311.
Patricia Decker, Bay City News