Port of San Francisco
Illinois Street Bridge
The Port of San Francisco proposes to construct the Illinois Street Bridge Project, a combination freight rail and truck/auto bridge across Islais Creek, which will provide transportation access between the Port’s cargo terminals. The environmental impacts of the Illinois Street Bridge were analyzed in the Southern Waterfront Supplemental EIR (finalized in February 2001), which concluded that the bridge would mitigate significant traffic congestion impacts that otherwise would be projected to occur at Third Street and Cargo Way. The bridge will provide more efficient vehicle access to the freeways, the Central Waterfront area, and other city destinations to the north via Illinois Street while avoiding adding additional traffic to Third Street.
The Port is in negotiations to develop a fully moveable bridge that would maintain access to the west end of Islais Creek for all types of commercial and recreational vessels and boats. Other project design specifications are listed below.
· Intermodal (Rail or Truck/Auto alternately)
· Freight rail tracks centered on 2 – 12’ traffic lanes
· Approximately 500’ long
· 55’ horizontal clearance
· Vertical clearances:
· Closed - Will match existing Islais Creek bridge clearance
· Open - Unrestricted
· New intersection at Amador / Cargo / Illinois
· Paving of Illinois Street between Marin and Cesar Chavez
· Signalized intersection at Amador / Cargo / Illinois
· Signalized intersection at Marin / Illinois
· Signalized intersection at Cesar Chavez / Illinois (by MUNI)
· Anticipate permits by January 2002 including:
· Coast Guard
· Construction duration of 9 months to 1 year
· Anticipate completion by first quarter 2003
This project will be discussed in several upcoming community meetings. You will be notified of the meeting dates and times. If you have any questions about this project, please call Dan Bell in the Port Planning Department at 274-0585 or Peter Young in the Port Engineering Department at 705-8681.