Castro Street Construction to kick-off on Thursday

Castro Street (photo: torbakhopper/flickr)
Castro Street (photo: torbakhopper/flickr)

We just received word from the Castro Community Benefit District that Supervisor Scott Wiener will be holding a press conference this Thursday, March 13 at 10:30AM at Jane Warner Plaza (17th and Castro) to officially kick-off construction for the Castro Street Improvement Project.

Some surveying and spray painting of the street was started today by Department of Public Works contractors. Crews are scheduled to begin “potholing” work along Castro Street. Potholing is the process of excavating small holes along the project limits to determine as best as possible the exact location of underground utilities. This work will take a few days to complete. Once the potholing work is complete crews will then begin working on the westside of Castro Street.

Also, over 4,500 people responded to the decorative crosswalk survey we linked to last month and the results of the survey and the final design winner will be unveiled at the press conference.

We’ll see you Thursday at Jane Warner Plaza!

Roy McKenzie

Roy has been a Castro resident since 2010 and is passionate about drag queens, bicycling, and food. Follow his babbling on Twitter.

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8 Responses

  1. Matthew says:

    PLEASE be the tile and not the rainbow. Please!!!! If not, I’ll demand a recount of the votes!

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    • I think the tiles are a good way to pay homage to one of the biggest attractions in the Castro. The Castro would not be the same without the Castro Theatre. We are so lucky to have it here!

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      • rblack says:

        Agreed, the theatre is the Castro.

        The tiles would be the best outcome. Distinct but subtle.

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  2. Castro Resident says:

    Completely agree….tiles!

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  3. Don says:

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  4. Mitch Mansfield says:

    Who knew that cross walks were soooooo important!?!

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  5. Elsewhere says:

    There’s always the danger of “overbranding”; the more rainbows you display the less people will actually see them. To my eyes, seeing the rainbow flag flying against a bright blue sky is always moving, but if the buildings and sidewalks around the flag area also become rainbow coated I’m afraid it will lessen the effect.

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