Construction crews are working extended hours today through Friday to prepare for the repaving of San Francisco’s busy Cesar Chavez Street corridor, according to the city’s Department of Public Works.

Work is starting at 7 a.m.—two hours earlier than normal—on all three days as crews replace damaged sections of the concrete roadway underneath the asphalt surface, SFDPW spokeswoman Rachel Gordon said.

Gordon said the department is notifying the public of the extended work hours because Cesar Chavez Street is heavily used by commuters going onto or coming off of U.S. Highway 101.

She said the base work underneath the roadway will extend the life expectancy of the new paving, which is expected to be finished by Oct. 1.

Sewer upgrades along the corridor, which splits the city’s Mission and Bernal Heights neighborhoods, were completed earlier this year.

More information about the project can be found online at

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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