A Busy, Confusing Morning on Chenery Street

City worker directing traffic at the intersection of Chenery and Diamond Streets.

City worker directing traffic at the intersection of Chenery and Diamond Streets.

By Bonnee Waldstein
Photos by Bonnee Waldstein

Monday morning was more than Chenery Street could handle.

With Diamond Street closed for sewer work for the past month or so, the 54 Muni bus has been rerouted and travels easterly along the stretch of Chenery Street west of Diamond Street.  On this day Chenery Street itself was closed on the 700 block, before the Diamond Street intersection.  The intersection was a hive of activity, backhoes tearing up the streets and sidewalks, manholes exposed. Now pedestrians were being rerouted as well.

MUNI driver Marco Williams., whose bus was stuck.

MUNI driver Marco Williams., whose bus was stuck.

Marco Williams, a #54 Muni bus driver, hadn’t gotten the word from the higher ups about the new road block.  Not being able to make a U-turn on Chenery Street, and awaiting further instructions, Williams and his bus were stranded on a glorious Glen Park morning at around 8:30.

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Garbage trucks back up waiting to get through the chaos that was Chenery Street Monday morning.

By ten o’clock, the bus was gone.  City workers helped it back up down Chenery St. towards Glen Canyon, until it could make the turn onto Lippard and freedom via Bosworth street.

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3 responses to “A Busy, Confusing Morning on Chenery Street

  1. Can you make the correction I sent about the U turn?

    Thanks for the ending — I went and asked the worker directing traffic, he blew me off.

    Thanks for quick posting!

  2. whoever gets this, it was meant for Beth, not as a comment or anything.

  3. Joel Schipper

    what a lot of digging!

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