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February 6, 2009

Wikipedia: Mission Street

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Mission Street
Maintained by S.F. D.P.W., Caltrans (for the portion of SR 82), Daly City Public Works Streets Division
South end: SR 82 / F Street in Daly City
US 101 in San Francisco
North end: The Embarcadero in San Francisco
State highways in California (list – pre-1964)
History – Unconstructed – Deleted – Freeway – Scenic

Mission Street[1] is San Francisco’s longest street (7.2 miles) and is one of its oldest. The street and the Mission District which it runs were named for the Spanish Mission Dolores, several blocks away from the modern route, which runs from the city’s southern border to its northeast corner. Only the southern half is historically part of El Camino Real, which connected the missions.

From the south, it enters the city from Daly City and runs north through the Crocker-Amazon, Excelsior, Bernal Heights, and Inner Mission[2][3] neighborhoods. From there the road turns northeast and travels through the South of Market neighborhood (running a full block south of Market Street) before ending at the Embarcadero in downtown San Francisco.

In the South of Market portion of the street, new high rises have risen along the street like the 40-story The Paramount, the 26-story 101 Second Street, the 31-story JP MorganChase Building and the 42-story St. Regis Museum Tower. More high rises are planned or are under construction like the Millennium Tower, 555 Mission Street, and the San Francisco Transbay development.

It is served 24 hours a day by the Muni line 14[4]; two BART stations are directly under it in the Inner Mission; all the rest of San Francisco’s BART stations are less than a mile away from it. The street is four lanes wide.

Major intersections

Note: Except where prefixed with a letter, postmiles were measured in 1964, based on the alignment as it existed at that time, and do not necessarily reflect current mileage.
County Location Postmile
Destinations Notes
San Mateo Daly City SR 82 south Continuation beyond F Street
F Street
SR 82 north (San Jose Avenue) North end of SR 82 overlap
San Francisco Central Freeway Interchange; no entrance ramps
US 101 north (Van Ness Avenue) – Golden Gate Bridge North end of US 101 overlap
The Embarcadero Former SR 480


  1. ^ Exact location of Mission Street
  2. ^ Wikitravel: San Francisco/Mission District
  3. ^ Via Magazine: San Francisco’s Mission Districts
  4. ^ Route description of 14 Mission, MUNI.
  5. ^ California Department of Transportation, State Truck Route List (XLS file), accessed February 2008
  6. ^ California Department of Transportation, Log of Bridges on State Highways, July 2007
  7. ^ California Department of Transportation, All Traffic Volumes on CSHS, 2005 and 2006
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