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Thursday, May 31, 2012

More Annoying Traffic Detours Coming to San Francisco

Posted By on Thu, May 31, 2012 at 3:52 PM

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It's that time of the year -- bonfires at the beach, beer flights at the Beach Chalet, and road closures along the Great Highway.

It happens every year -- the high winds in San Francisco create sand buildup along key points of the highway, forcing the city to close the road while crews work to "redistribute the sand" along the promenade.

That means starting June 4 the southbound lanes of the Great Highway from Lincoln Way to Sloat Boulevard will be closed to cars from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The maintenance work will continue through June 8, according to the Department of Public Works.

The good news is that northbound lanes will still be open while crews tend to this usual maintenance.

The point of this tedious project is to minimize

sand from blowing onto the road, which can become a safety

hazard. Motorists are advised to use Sunset Boulevard and alternate

routes to get around the Outer Sunset road closures. They should also drive slowly and be mindful of pedestrians in the area.

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