Folsom Streetscape Improvements Project Construction Update

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Dear East Cut Residents & Businesses,

Here is your weekly Folsom Streetscape Improvements Project update from San Francisco Public Works. Please contact us at info@theeastcut.org if you have any questions or need additional information.

Construction Update for 8/27/20:

Ongoing Work –

  • Crews completed temporary asphalt paving along Folsom St (2nd St to Spear St).
  • Crews continued work on the structural landscape rain gardens at Beale St and Spear St. The concrete walls, curbs, foundations, and sand traps were completed this week, as well as the sidewalk and granite paver installation around the structure.
  • Crews have been installing site furnishings along Folsom St.

Upcoming Work –

  • Crews will start sidewalk work on the north side of Beale St to restore the casual carpool pickup/drop-off area. Sawcutting of the existing sidewalk is expected to start on Tuesday (9/1/20). Neighbors will see USA pavement utility markings appear before demolition work starts.
  • Final asphalt paving will be scheduled shortly once all traffic control plans are approved by SFMTA. Paving is currently anticipated to occur in late-September.

Special Notes and Delays –

  • The rain garden at Fremont St is on hold as crews wait for the existing traffic signal controller cabinet to be removed after traffic signals switchover in September (9/10/20).
  • Due to COVID related manufacture delays, traffic signal and street light pole delivery was delayed from its original date. We anticipate delivery to be completed in September.
  • Due to the complexity of traffic control plan review and approvals, final asphalt paving has continued to be rescheduled. Work is anticipated to be completed in September.

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August 19, 2020

Dear East Cut Residents & Businesses,

The Folsom Streetscape Improvements Project is closing in on finishing, and we’ve received the following updates from San Francisco Public Works. Please contact us at info@theeastcut.org if you have any questions or need additional information.

Construction Update for 8/19/20:

Ongoing work –

• Crews are focused on finishing up the rain gardens at the corners of Fremont, Beale, and Spear.

• Minor electrical work continues as crews prepare to switch over traffic signals in September.

• Casual Carpool work on Beale St is slated to begin this week (traffic control plan approved 8/17/20)

• Crews have put down temporary paving at select locations

• Over the past few weeks, the Contractor has continued to work with SFMTA to review and approve its final asphalt paving and traffic control plans.

Upcoming work –

• Once SFMTA approves the Contractor’s final asphalt paving and traffic control plans, the paving crew will be scheduled to start within a couple weeks.

• Final asphalt paving, final traffic signal switchover, and final landscaping (pavers, trees, etc) is currently anticipated to occur in September.

Special Notes and Delays –

• Due to COVID-related manufacturing delays, traffic signal and street light pole delivery was delayed from its original date. We anticipate delivery to be completed in September.

• Due to the complexity of traffic control plan review and approvals, final asphalt paving has continued to be rescheduled. Work is anticipated to be completed in September.

Project Status per Scope –

• Sewer: 100% complete

• Water (potable): 100% complete

• AWSS (high-pressure water): 100% complete

• Traffic Signals: ~85% complete

• Pedestrian and Street Lights: ~95% complete

• Sidewalk and Curb Ramps: ~80% complete

• Bus Islands: 100% complete

• Landscape (trees, pavers, rain gardens, etc): ~80% complete

• Roadway (concrete base and final asphalt paving): ~70% complete

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July 24, 2019

Dear Neighbors,

Below you will find a description of the work being performed for the next couple of weeks as part of theTransbay Folsom Streetscape Improvements Project. Please note that tree removals work has been temporarily delayed.  We will keep you updated soon.

3 Week Look-Ahead Schedule
7/23-8/9/19

(West to East)

Block 1 – (2nd Street – Essex Street)

– Reconstruction of the new boarding island and reconstruction of the boarding aisle. 7/29/-8/1/2019
– Roadway street-base and replacement on the #1 right-side lanes
– Roadway street-base and replacement on the #2right-side lanes 

Block 2 – (Essex Street – 1st Street)

– Install streetlight underground utilitiesDemo install
– Roadway street base- replacement and renovations, both east and westbound sides. 

Block 3 – (1st Street – Fremont Street)

– Curb and catch-basin (gutters) demolition and replacement (southside)
– Roadway street-base replacement and renovations, both east and westbound sides.
– Underground street-light installation 

Block 4 – (Fremont Street – Beale Street)
– no activity 

Block 5 – (Beale – Main Street)
– no activity 

Block 6 – (Main – Spear Street)
– no activity

The full scope of work at this location is:
Tree removals (they will be replaced at the end of the project), demolition of the street-base and reconstruction of the bus-island, installation of street-light and traffic-signal underground poles and wires, sidewalk and curb-ramp reconstruction.

Mitchell will also be working on sidewalk, curb, and street base demo on the Southside starting at 2nd going East. This will be concurrent with the bus island construction.

For the sidewalk on the south side, they will keep the existing sidewalk along the building face for the path of travel while working on the sidewalk portion closest to the curb. Their electrical sub, Bay Area Light Works will follow behind with installed conduits/poles, and Bauman Landscaping will follow with curb and gutter pours. 

During Construction

Your utility services will not be interrupted. Please continue to use your household and business plumbing as usual.

Street parking may be impacted while construction occurs on a block. In some cases, depending on the phase of work, street parking may not be possible on part of the adjacent block as we taper traffic lanes in order to accommodate the necessary work zone. Crews also may detour traffic during sewer activity to allow for a safe work zone. We kindly ask that motorists please plan ahead and allow more travel time during construction hours.

Please see the posted “no parking” barricade signs for exact work hours, days, and locations. Parking restrictions may vary per block depending on the scope of work.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we make these critical improvements along Folsom Street.

Project Updates
Please visit for additional information.
http://sfpublicworks.org/project/transbay-folsom-streetscape-improvement-project   

Folsom Streetscape Project – Things to Know: 

Work hours are Monday-Friday
8AM to 3PM.
Note: Weekend work is allowed however none has been scheduled at this time. We will notify residents/merchants in advance should weekend work be scheduled.   

Contractor
Contact Information:
Mitchell Engineering.
Andy Noll, Project Manager
(415) 740-7828 Office
Email: anoll@mitchell-engineering.com

San Francisco Public Works

Contact Information:
Denny Phan, Project Manager
(415) 748-7562 Office
Email: denny.pham@sfdpw.org 

Dadisi Najib, Public Affairs Officer
(415) 558-5281 Office
Email: dadisi.najib@sfdpw.org

Thank you, 

Dadisi Najib, Public Affairs Officer

San Francisco Public Works
Office of Communications & Public Affairs

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