Update: San Jose Ave. will indeed be closed Dec 5th and 6th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. … with the possibility of work needing to extend through Dec 10th during those same hours. From Public Works on Nov 25th:
San Jose Avenue (Rousseau St to Randall St) week-end closure due to Highland Avenue Bridge Traffic Railing Replacement Project: Week-end work December 5th and 6th
On Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6, 2015 we will begin removing the temporary scaffolding that was erected this summer for the traffic rail replacement work on the Highland Ave Bridge. The Highland Avenue Bridge spans over San Jose Avenue which provides connection to downtown and the 280 freeway. We want to ensure safety during our construction, not only for the construction crews but also for users of San Jose Avenue below.
DURING WORK HOURS FROM 8:00AM to 5:00PM, SAN JOSE AVENUE (ROUSSEAU STREET TO RANDALL STREET) WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL VEHICULAR/MOTORIZED TRAFFIC – PEDESTRIAN & BICYCLE LANES WILL BE ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC AT ALL TIMES.
Scope of work
The contractor will be removing the scaffolding that was erected for construction. Plywood deck and debris net removal work will occur over the Muni tracks on San Jose Ave. and over San Jose Ave. New streetlights will be installed; two on each side of the bridge.
· San Jose Avenue traffic will be detoured at Randall St and at Rousseau St.
· A bus bridge will be provided Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Work hours (San Jose Avenue Closed from Rousseau St. to Randall St.):
· Saturday, December 5, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
· Sunday, December 6, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Highland Avenue Bridge will re-open December 2015!
Grace L. Moore
Public Affairs Officer
Office of Communications & Public Affairs
San Francisco Public Works
Ph (415) 558-5282
Original post, updated to reflect that SJA will remain open to bikes and pedestrians during bridge work:
Grace Moore of SF Public Works reached out to say that the Highland Bridge contractor has requested another closure of San Jose Avenue through the Bernal Cut on the weekend of December 5th and 6th.
All southbound and northbound lanes of SJA will be closed between Randall and Rousseau to all vehicles (but NOT bikes or pedestrians) so that the contractor can work on the Highland Bridge scaffolding without fear of debris dropping onto the roadway below.
Because area traffic was so snarled during the last SJA closure, Public Works is mailing road-closure info to all nearby neighbors to give them advance notice.
And since SJA is used by more than just Bernal and Glen Park neighbors, electronic signs announcing the road closure have been requested as well.
We’ll post more info as we receive it. For additional details on the Highland Bridge railing-replacement project, visit this Highland Bridge project page that Public Works public affairs officer Grace Moore maintains.