Friday, January 13, 2012

MUNI track switch replacement project continues

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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, whose multimodal responsibilities include oversight of the city’s Municipal Railway (MUNI), said Thursday continuation of track improvement work MUNI will resume beginning Sunday, Jan. 15.

From 4:30 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 15 to 4:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 16, SFMTA will install a new track switch on the L Taraval Line between 35th and 36thavenues. The actual track work will take place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday.The construction will involve the use of bus shuttles between 22nd and 23rd avenues and the Zoo Loop. Work at the same location will also occur one week later, on Jan. 22. 

“This rail maintenance work is another example of our efforts to maintain a stateof good repair as we accommodate nearly 700,000 boardings a day,” saidDirector of Transportation Edward D. Reiskin. 

The Switch Replacement Project is part of an upgrade of the existing track work along the L Taraval as well as the N Judah and J Church lines. There will be a total of six switches needing replacement along the L Line during the course of severalweekends.