Masonic Avenue rebuild proposal clears major hurdle

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A $20 million proposal to rebuild Masonic Avenue, a dangerous thoroughfare where a pedestrian was killed earlier this month, cleared a key procedural hurdle on Friday.

The plan, which would change Masonic Avenue into a boulevard-like artery, includes the removal of two traffic lanes during peak-time travel, the addition of bike lanes, pedestrian crossing improvements and medians.

An engineering committee of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency approved the $20 million proposal on Friday.

The plan still needs to be authorized by the Planning Department and the SFMTA’s full board of directors. It’s expected to take four to five years to build once funding for the projected has been identified.

wreisman@sfexaminer.com

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