Person with stroller observing construction on Taraval Street

Photo by SFMTA Photography Department

On July 9, Transportation Authority Board Member Gordon Mar (District 4), transportation officials, and community members came together to celebrate the successful completion of the first segment of SFMTA’s L Taraval Improvement Project.  

The full L Taraval Transit Improvement Project will transform Taraval Street to enhance safety, reduce travel time, and improve reliability on the L Taraval corridor between West Portal Station and the San Francisco Zoo.

SFMTA divided the project into two segments to efficiently coordinate with partner agencies to navigate underground utility conflicts and to minimize disruptions for the neighborhood:

  • Segment A: San Francisco Zoo to Sunset Boulevard
  • Segment B: Sunset Boulevard to West Portal

Both segments include the following improvements: 

  • High visibility crosswalks
  • Pavement renovation
  • Transit boarding islands
  • Pedestrian bulb-outs
  • Traffic signals
  • New trees and landscaping
  • Curb ramp upgrades
  • Rail track and overhead line replacement
  • Water and sewer line replacement

SFMTA is gearing up for work on segment B, which will begin construction in early 2022 and is anticipated to complete at the end of 2024. The Transportation Authority has allocated over $20 million in half-cent sales tax for transportation and Prop AA vehicle registration fee funds for the construction of transit enhancements and paving elements for segment B. 
Once completed, the nearly five-mile long corridor will create a more inviting and safe place for everyone that lives or travels through the neighborhood.
For more information and updates about the project, visit SFMTA’s website