SF streets reopen after Super Bowl cleanup


San Francisco streets closed during the Super Bowl opened back up to regular traffic and Muni lines on Thursday night.

Crews had been taking down the Super Bowl City fan village at Justin Herman Plaza and the NFL Experience at the Moscone Center since last Sunday. The Municipal Transportation Agency had planned to reopen streets on Friday. Streets around Moscone Center were reopened Tuesday night.

Traffic will be able to continue to flow on Market Street between Beale and Steuart streets and southbound Embarcadero between Washington Street and Don Chee Way.

Streets between Market and Mission streets will also be opened back up and intersections of Main, Spear and Drumm streets at Market Street will be open by Thursday night.

Muni bus lines will continue on its normal routes by Friday morning. The F-Market/Wharves lines will run buses though this weekend because of continued work on Steuart Street, the transit agency said.

The E-Embarcadero line will run on the weekend.

During the first weekend of both events, the SFMTA saw an additional 55,000 riders on Saturday and an additional 40,000 riders on the subway.

The last weekend of events also saw an additional 70,000 riders on Saturday and an additional 10,000 riders on Sunday.

The SFMTA had provided extra Muni subway service during free concerts held inside the Super Bowl City fan village along with 70 parking control officers advising drivers of the traffic detours.

Director of Transportation Ed Reiskin said in a statement that he appreciated all the Super Bowl event goers who chose Muni to get around and thanked staff for getting people where they needed to go:

“City staff kept our streets safe and moving during this extraordinary time, and I appreciate their professionalism and hard work.”

Jerold Chinn
Jerold Chinn is the San Francisco Bureau Chief of SFBay and covers transportation and City Hall. He has spent a decade covering transportation in San Francisco. Jerold is a San Francisco native and frequently takes public transit everywhere he goes. Follow Jerold on Twitter @jerold_chinn. Email tips to

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