Pedestrian Tunnel

The HerreroBOLDT construction activity at Sutter Health’s CPMC Van Ness and Geary Campus is continuing to progress, and the team is preparing to complete the pedestrian tunnel beneath Van Ness Avenue that will connect the future 274-bed hospital with the medical office building across the street.

To construct the tunnel, HerreroBOLDT is working with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and Caltrans (which oversees Van Ness Avenue/US 101) to temporarily close lanes to vehicles on parts of Van Ness Avenue from Ellis to Post Streets. The third full 72-hour street closure is scheduled to begin at 12:00 a.m., Friday morning, November 13 and will be completed by 11:59 p.m., Sunday night, November 15.

Construction Schedule
Apr 6–9, 2015

Partial Closure (11pm-6am)

Apr 10–12, 2015

Full Closure #1 (72-hours)

Apr 24–26, 2015

Full Closure #2 (72-hours)

Apr–Aug 2015

Off-Street Construction (4-months)
No impact on Van Ness Ave.; full access

Nov 13–15, 2015

Full Closure #3 (72-hours)

As construction and closures occur, Van Ness Avenue will remain open to:

  • Muni bus routes
  • Golden Gate Transit bus routes
  • Pedestrians along one side of Van Ness
  • Emergency first responders such as the San Francisco Police and Fire Departments
  • Local drivers will have access inside the central detour zone along Van Ness Avenue between Pine and Ellis

Alternative routes are in place for other motorists. Notices will be distributed ahead of time in addition to a network of message signs notifying people of upcoming closures and detours.  

Check for live traffic updates, follow on Twitter: @HerreroBOLDT, @CaltransD4@sfmta_muni.

Questions? Contact HerreroBOLDT at or call (415) 762-7447.

Download PDF with closure information »



Detour Overview Video (4:09)


Pedestrian Tunnel Construction Overview Video (1:56)