We are posting this Lower Polk Street Summer Construction Update on behalf of SFDPW:

Greetings Polk Street Community Member,

View the latest construction information for the Polk Streetscape Project.

Project Activity:

Crews will begin paving work on Polk Street, between Jackson and Sutter streets starting on Monday, July 30, 2018. Crews will also pave the intersection of Polk and Beach starting the week of August 6th. Please see paving details below or visit the project web page for more information.
Week of July 30, 2018
In addition to paving activity between Jackson and Sutter streets, Crews will continue to perform sewer work on Frank Norris Street between Polk and Larkin streets and anticipate completing sewer work by Wednesday, August 1st. Crews will begin ADA curb ramp installation work will begin on Monday, July 30th at the NW and NE corners of Polk and Olive and culvert installation work will begin at the SW corner of Polk and Ellis starting on Thursday, August 2nd.  intersection of Polk and Beach and will begin ADA curb ramp installation work at the NE and SW corners of Polk and Pine. 
Week of August 06, 2018
Crews will continue paving activity on the intersection Polk and Beach on Monday, August 6th. Crews plan to grind the intersection on Monday, August 6th and will pave the intersection on Tuesday, August 7th. Crews will wrap up ADA curb ramp work at Polk and Olive and will also begin manhole and catch basin work on Fern Alley starting on Monday August 6th. Crews will also begin ADA curb ramp work at the SW and NE corners of Polk and McAllister starting Tuesday, August 7th.
Week of August 30, 2018
Crews will continue working on ADA curb ramps at the intersection of Polk and McAllister.
Paving Information: 
Crews have completed paving Polk Street between Bay and Vallejo streets in segment 4 and have completed paving Polk Street between Vallejo and Jackson in segment 3. Paving of the remainder of segment 3, Polk Street between Jackson and Pine streets and part of segment 2, Pine to Sutter, is anticipated to occur the week of July 30, 2018. 
  • Phase I: Polk Street, Bay to Lombard (Completed 03/26 – 03/27)
  • Phase II: Polk Street, Lombard to Filbert and Chestnut Street, Polk to Van Ness (Completed 03/27 – 03/28)
  • Phase III: Polk Street, Filbert to Vallejo (Completed 04/16 – 04/17)
  • Phase IV: Polk Street, Vallejo to Jackson (except the intersection of Polk and Broadway) (Completed 04/18 – 04/19)
  • Phase V: Polk Street, Jackson to Sutter (Anticipated to occur the week of July 30, 2018)
Remainder of Segment 2 – Polk Street, Sutter to Ellis (Dates to be announced)
Segment 1 – Polk Street, Ellis to McAllister (Dates to be announced)
Paving will be performed in phases of three block segments, with each phase anticipated to take approximately 2 days* to complete. Crews will perform roadway grinding activity one day, followed by full roadway paving and temporary traffic striping the next.
Crews may detour traffic during paving activity and temporary parking restrictions will  be in place to allow for crews to prepare the roadway for paving. Once full paving work is complete, San Francisco Public Works will inspect the newly paved road and once approved, final traffic striping will be applied by SFMTA. Full parking restrictions are to be expected on blocks actively being paved.
Upcoming Traffic Changes: 
SFMTA legislated parking and loading changes for Polk Street and these changes will be implemented after final paving is completed for each segment. The parking and loading changes to the Polk side streets north of California Street have been implemented and the remainder of side streets changes will occur later this Spring. To see the final parking and loading changes on Polk Street and the cross-streets, please see the final traffic striping plan here.

Construction Schedule Update:

Construction for the Polk Streetscape Project is anticipated to be completed in six segments over a 24 month period. Construction in segments 4 & 3 are currently underway, with work in segments 2, 1 and 6 pending. Work in segment 5 is complete. 
Anticipated construction schedule for Segment 5: 
October 2016 – September 2017 (Segment is complete)
Anticipated construction schedule for Segment 4: 
November 2016 – April 2018 (Paving work complete)
Anticipated construction schedule for Segment 3:
August 2017 – May 2018 (Paving work pending mid-July 2018)
Anticipated construction schedule for Segment 2:
September 2017 – June 2018 (Partial paving work pending mid-July 2018)
Anticipated construction schedule for Segment 1:
March 2018 – July 2018
Anticipated construction schedule for Segment 6:
May 2018 – August 2018
Polk Streetscape Project – Things to Know:
Work hours are Monday-Friday 8AM to 5PM.
Shane McCarthy, Project Engineer
24/7 Emergency Phone: 415-661-6902
San Francisco Public Works:
Coma Te, Public Affairs Officer
Phone: 415-558-5283
We are working closely with partner agencies to coordinate construction activity with other projects in the area, such as the Van Ness Improvement Project with SFMTA (www.sfmta.com/vanness). 
For the latest information and to view a detailed map of the project segments, construction schedule and planned activity in each segment area, please visit our project webpage at: www.sfpublicworks.org/polk

Thank you,
Coma Te, Public Affairs Officer
San Francisco Public Works
Office of Communications & Public Affairs
*** Please Note: Construction scheduling is subject to change due to rain or other weather delays, equipment breakdown, and/or unforeseen field conditions. Please see posted “No Parking” barricades for exact parking restrictions. Please note that restricted parking hours may differ from general work hours. Restrictions may vary per block. ***