Friday, January 23, 2015

WSIP Recognizes Construction Project Teams for 7 Million Safe Work Hours

The construction teams working on Water System Improvement Program (WSIP) projects recently achieved a huge and important milestone. Between April 2009 and October 2014, these project teams performed 7 million hours of work on major construction projects, without a single major injury or incident. SFPUC representatives acknowledged this with a formal presentation of a certificate to the active construction management and contractor teams in December.

The WSIP projects have significantly lower rates of recordable injuries and lost work time compared to the national industry averages. The safety successes are a result of a robust safety program that has been embraced by the construction management teams as well as the project contractors. This milestone is evidence of the project teams’ outstanding commitment to the Think Safety, Work Safely approach, ensuring the program’s construction sites are safe places to work.

Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant Project: SFPUC Team and Kiewit Infrastructure West

Peninsula Pipeline Seismic Upgrade Project: SFPUC Team and Ranger Pipelines, Inc.


Thursday, January 22, 2015

PPSU Construction Activities Kick-off In Shelter Creek Condominiums This Week


The region outlined above indicates where construction activities inside 
Shelter Creek Condominiums will occur.

This week the PPSU project contractor, Ranger Pipelines, Inc., started construction activities inside the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s (SFPUC)’s right of way in Shelter Creek Condominiums. The contractor started site clearing within the right of way, setting up the construction staging areas, installing construction fences and installing shoring along the SFPUC right of way to prepare for pipeline construction that will begin in February.

Permitted construction hours are currently Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on an as-needed basis. Construction activities inside Shelter Creek Condominiums are expected to last through summer 2015.

During daytime activities, Shelter Creek Lane inside Shelter Creek Condominiums, depicted in the visual above, will be closed to vehicle traffic. All daytime traffic accessing Garage 4 and residents of Buildings 3, 4 and 5 may be rerouted via Whitman Way. Garage 3 residents will not be affected. At nighttime, the contractor will reopen one lane to traffic on Shelter Creek Lane and will implement temporary signals to regulate the flow of traffic.

The PPSU project includes the seismic upgrades of three Hetch Hetchy regional water delivery pipelines located in Northern San Mateo County. This project will ensure the pipelines can continue to deliver water to customers after an emergency.

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant Construction Update

Millbrae work:
Beginning Monday, January 19th, the project team will be installing a concrete pad underneath an existing meter vault on Sycamore Drive in Millbrae. Construction will take place next to the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant where Sycamore ends at the northernmost point.

Work at this site will involve excavation that may be audible at times to our neighbors on Sycamore and Crestview Drives. The work hours are Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. from January 20th to early February, with louder activities starting after 8 a.m.

On Monday, January 19th, crews will work 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Millbrae and in several locations throughout the plant.

Work continues to complete the new washwater tank near our Millbrae neighbors on Sycamore, Crestview, Larkspur, and Pinehurst Court.

Some construction activities are expected to continue through late February. Please subscribe to this blog (see right) for automatic schedule updates via email.

Thank you for your patience as we push through to completion of this project. Harry Tracy was originally built in 1972 and is the only water treatment plant serving the Crystal Springs Reservoir System.

Please call us 24-hours a day with any questions or concerns at (866) 973-1476.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

PPSU Construction Begins to Ramp Up in Colma

This week the project contractor, Ranger Pipelines, Inc. will begin delivering and staging pipeline materials at the Colma site. Pipeline deliveries will occur Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. These pipeline deliveries are expected to last through the end of the week. During construction related activities, please keep an eye out for intermittent lane closures and traffic changes on Collins Avenue during construction.

Pipeline deliveries in Colma will be similar to the activity shown above.

On Monday, January 19, Ranger Pipelines, Inc. will begin removing and replacing approximately 700 feet of aged pipeline at the Colma site behind the Khol’s department store between Serramonte Boulevard and Collins Avenue within the SFPUC’s right-of-way. Permitted construction hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Pipeline construction and site restoration activities are expected to last through April 2015. The contractor will work to minimize noise, dust and traffic impacts, but some disruptions are expected due to the nature of construction.

The PPSU project includes seismically upgrading three Hetch Hetchy regional water delivery pipelines located in Northern San Mateo County. This project will ensure the pipelines can continue to deliver water to customers after an emergency. For more information, please subscribe to this blog to receive project updates or call (866) 973-1476.

Friday, January 9, 2015

South San Francisco Construction Update

Baden Valve Lot Construction 

On Monday, January 12, the PPSU project contractor, Ranger Pipelines, Inc., will begin replacing three critical valves within the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)’s right of way in South San Francisco between Southwood Drive and West Orange Avenue.

These valves are critical to the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System in the Peninsula. As a result, the contractor must replace all three valves in five days in order to put them back into operation by Friday, January 16.

With this limited construction time frame, the contractor will work 24-hour shifts for this five day period. To minimize noise impacts, the contractor will refrain from using loud equipment and back-up alarms after 8 p.m. 24-hour noise monitoring will occur to ensure noise does not exceed the City of South San Francisco’s noise ordinance and construction lighting will be pointed away from homes.


Construction project limits near Garden Chapel Funeral Home in South San Francisco.

Westborough Boulevard & Orange Avenue Construction

The project contractor, Ranger Pipelines, Inc., has completed construction of the new tunnel shafts under Westborough Boulevard. The SFPUC’s water pipelines will be taken out of service on Saturday, January 10 and the contractor will begin installing the new pipeline under Westborough Boulevard. Permitted construction hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. These construction activities are expected to last through March 2015. 


Construction project limits at Westborough Boulevard and Orange Avenue in South San Francisco.

What is the PPSU project?
The PPSU project includes the seismic upgrade of three Hetch Hetchy regional water delivery pipelines located in Northern San Mateo County. This project will ensure the pipelines can continue to deliver water to customers after an emergency.

For more information, please subscribe to this blog to receive project updates or call (866) 973-1476.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

PPSU Construction Update: Millbrae Restoration Work Begins in January

The contractor removed and replaced more than 900 feet of a critical water pipeline that 
crosses the Serra Earthquake Fault in Millbrae.

The project contractor, Ranger Pipelines, Inc., has completed pipeline installation in Millbrae. Crews will begin restoring the site to how it looked prior to construction beginning in January. Restoration will begin with backfilling the new pipeline and restoring the disturbed grounds to pre-construction levels. The contractor will also begin moving construction related materials and equipment from the staging areas. Once this work is completed, the staging area and the San Francisco Public Utility Commission's (SFPUC)’s right-of-way will be re-seeded with a native plant-grass species.

Permitted construction hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Restoration activities near Ridgewood Drive are expected to last through early 2015. Please keep an eye out for intermittent lane closures and traffic changes on Ridgewood Drive.

The PPSU project includes the seismic upgrades of three Hetch Hetchy regional water delivery pipelines located in Northern San Mateo County. This project will ensure the pipelines can continue to deliver water to customers after an emergency.

For more information, please subscribe to this blog to receive project updates or call (866) 973-1476.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Night Work in South San Francisco Begins in January

On Monday, January 12, the PPSU project contractor, Ranger Pipelines, Inc., will begin replacing three critical valves within the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)’s right of way in South San Francisco between Southwood Drive and West Orange Avenue.

These valves are a critical to the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System in the Peninsula. As a result, the contractor must replace all three valves in five days in order to put them back into operation by Friday, January 16.

With this limited construction time frame, the contractor will work 24-hour shifts for this five day period. To minimize noise impacts, the contractor will refrain from using loud equipment and back-up alarms after 8 p.m. 24-hour noise monitoring will occur to ensure noise does not exceed the City of South San Francisco’s noise ordinance and construction lighting will be pointed away from homes.

The PPSU project includes the seismic upgrade of three Hetch Hetchy regional water delivery pipelines located in Northern San Mateo County. This project will ensure the pipelines can continue to deliver water to customers after an emergency.

For more information, please call the 24-hour answering service at 866-973-1476, or subscribe to this blog. 

Outlined above are the construction limits where 24-hour shifts will occur Monday, January 12 through Friday, January 16. The green triangles indicate the location for valve replacement inside the work area.