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Polk, Van Ness construction underway

The city has two major road reconstruction projects underway simultaneously, presenting some commute challenges for locals and visitors.

At the end of October, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) got underway with its Van Ness Avenue construction project that will have major impacts on commuters and nearby residents and businesses. Look for reduction in traffic to two lanes in each direction; most left turns will be removed; and much of the raised median of the street will be removed and paved.

Meanwhile, SFMTA says that Polk Street’s traffic lanes will remain open during construction there, which also began in October. But when finished, there will be new raised bicycle lanes, new pavement, corner bulbouts, and other changes.

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