O’Shaughnessy Boulevard Temp Closure

Forwarded from Department of Public Works

Project Description

In January 2017 a rock slide forced a brief closure of O’Shaughnessy Boulevard. Geotechnical engineers and geologists were brought in to assess the undeveloped hillside for potential rockslides and recommended that loose rocks near the top be knocked away in a controlled manner. Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru declared an emergency to allow the necessary work to begin right away.

Public Works will perform a more permanent repair in spring 2018. However, during site analysis and ongoing design of the permanent repair, our engineering team has determined there’s a chance a large boulder could slide down the hill if it isn’t removed before the winter rains.

The continued threat of a rockslide onto O’Shaughnessy Boulevard will necessitate the temporary closure of the roadway beginning 7 AM Saturday, October 21, 2017 through 7 PM Sunday, October 22, 2017.

Public Works has contracted with Soil Engineering Construction, Inc. to perform this phase of the technical hillside work.

Public Works is working closely with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which oversees traffic and transit operations in the City, to minimize disruptions to the public during this essential public safety project.

Impacts and Restrictions

O’Shaughnessy Boulevard will be closed to through traffic from Portola Drive to Bosworth Street starting Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 7 AM, through Sunday October 22, 2017 at 7 PM.

O’Shaughnessy Boulevard will be temporarily off limits to motorists, pedestrians and cyclists. Local access will be retained from Portola Drive to Del Vale Avenue and from Bosworth Street to Malta Court.

Muni’s No. 44-O’Shaughnessy, will be detoured. Please call 311 for additional information on the Muni detour. See the attached flyer for complete information. Thank you.

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Red Sun

Thank you to Marian Dalere of Dalere’s Beauty Salon for sharing this photo of the sun made red by the fires up north:

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SF Emergency Alert System

Forwarded from the fabulous Betsy Eddy of the Diamond Heights Community Association:

 This morning when I smelled smoke I immediately checked email messages and received the message below so that I had a brief idea of what was happening and where the fires were located. You can sign up for a free emergency alert service sponsored by the City by going to www.alertsf.org. This service is separate from the Amber Alerts you receive on your phone.

Our hearts go out to those who have lost homes and businesses due to the multiple fires in the North Bay and to those suffering from the smoke conditions.

Betsy for the DHCA

AlertSF message Oct. 9

AlertSF is owned and operated by the City and County of San Francisco and powered by Everbridge, Inc.
Due to fires in the North Bay, air quality may be diminished today. Close windows/doors and limit outdoor activities. Keep pets inside for protection.

For more info: https://www.cdc.gov/ features/wildfires/

Call 911 for true emergencies – if you smell smoke only call 911 if you see flame

End of Message.

Info about AlertSF from www.alertsf.org

AlertSF is an email and text-based notification system for San Francisco’s residents and visitors. AlertSF will send alerts regarding emergencies disrupting vehicular/pedestrian traffic, watches and warnings for tsunamis, flooding, and Citywide post-disaster information to your registered wireless devices and email accounts. 

You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You pick where, you pick how.

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