Starting Saturday, April 13, N-Judah riders will have to take a bus for two weeks from Carl and Cole streets to Ocean Beach so crews can complete the Inner Sunset Streetscape Project.
The project is nearing completion and the final phase includes road repaving work at Ninth and 10th Avenues between Irving and Judah streets. Neither trains or vehicle traffic will have access to Ninth Avenue during that time.
Muni will have bus shuttles running from Carl and Cole to Ocean Beach. Outbound trains will operate up to Carl and Hillway streets, where trains will switch back to the inbound direction.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency suggests riders with disabilities to take the 6-Haight/Parnassus or 43-Masonic if heading to UCSF, as trains will not have access to accessible stops at the UCSF transit stop.
Muni passengers who want to avoid the N-Judah altogether during the two weeks can take the 7X-Noriega, NX express bus, and 6-Haight/Parnassus heading to downtown.
Due to the transit agency’s ongoing operator shortage, the transit agency says there will be gaps in service and possibly crowding on the 14-Mission, 14R-Mission, 38-Geary, 38R-Geary, and 30X-Marina express bus as the SFMTA will need drivers to operate the N-Judah bus shuttles.
Besides the repaving work, the project includes sewer repairs, replacement of the waterline and the Auxiliary Water Supply System, traffic signal upgrades, pedestrian and transit bulb outs, and curb ramp upgrades.
In other Muni-related service news, SFMTA’s Director of Transportation Ed Reiskin said Tuesday that the 30-Stockton and 45-Union/Stockton will return to its normal routes on April 13 following years of having to zigzag around lower Stockton Street.
Lower Stockton Street reopened to traffic in February where the 8-Bayshore and 91-Owl Muni service had already returned to its normal routes.
Last week, trains returned back on the T-Third after months of bus shuttle service due to the construction of the new UCSF/Mission Bay station platform near the new Chase Center.
Muni passengers will still not have access to the UCSF/Mission Bay transit stop as the 320-foot transit platform is still under construction.