Detours to the Hairball are coming


Good news: Our city’s famous tangle of streets are getting an exciting improvement. In the meantime, if you bike the “Hairball” you should know that detours may also affect your bike route during this construction period.

If you bike eastbound on Cesar Chavez Street into the Hairball, where the path continues underneath Highway 101, you’ll be familiar with the sloped dirt path that connects to the pedestrian bridge. Construction crews are beginning work here to pave the path and reduce the grade for a more comfortable and safe connection.

However, this construction will close off this section as they build out a new retaining wall. SF Public Works has posted signs and we are encouraging people to enter on the north side of Cesar Chavez at Potrero and take the westbound path for a short section. See the detour map below:

Construction is underway for Sections F and G. The recommended detour is to enter on the northside at Section B and connect to the usual eastbound path by connecting to Sections D and I.

SF Public Works has estimated the construction should be complete in early May, and we will make sure to continue keeping track of construction and updating you on the progress.

You can learn more about what’s happening at SF Public Works’ project page and find contact information there if you have any concerns with the detours.

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