Sunday, November 15, 2015
Night Construction on Van Ness Avenue
Van Ness Avenue, between Geary and Post, has been shut down all weekend, causing much traffic consternation.
A small army of construction workers have been working around the clock on a tunnel underneath the roadway which will connect two sections of the huge hospital complex currently rising on Van Ness.
Muni buses and taxis were being allowed through in a winding pathway around the construction site.
Most of the workers looked genuinely happy to be out there, probably making prevailing construction wages with overtime thrown in to the mix.
The traffic guards were all wearing hardhats that had a string of lights around the brim, making them look like miniature flying saucers about ready to take off. If this is not the next must-have fashion accessory, it should be.