San Francisco gets $15 million federal grant to start sprucing up Market Street

Author J.K. Dineen

The long-anticipated overhaul of San Francisco’s Market Street has received a push forward in the form of a $15 million grant from the federal government.

On Tuesday, the Department of Transportation announced the city would receive $15 million for the first phase of Better Market Street, a $604 million project that will bring pedestrian, bicycle and public transportation improvements to 2.2 miles of Market Street between Octavia Boulevard and the Embarcadero.

Phase one of the project will cost $71.5 million and will focus on the stretch of Market Street between Sixth and Eighth streets. Improvements in this phase will include roadway resurfacing, streetcar track replacement, new and upgraded traffic signals, and a new F-line streetcar turnaround loop at McAllister and Seventh streets.

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