Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving from the PPSU Project!


The Peninsula Pipeline Seismic Upgrade (PPSU) Project wishes you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. The contractor, Ranger Pipelines, Inc. will suspend construction activities starting on Thursday, November 27 through Sunday, November 30, 2014. PPSU construction is scheduled to begin again on Monday, December 1 in Millbrae, San Bruno and South San Francisco.

Permitted construction hours:

  • Millbrae - Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
  • South San Francisco - Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • San Bruno - Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The PPSU project is 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 call the 24-hour answering service at 866-973-1476, or subscribe to this blog to receive project updates.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Harry Tracy: Holiday Update

Good news for our Millbrae neighbors! Sandblasting activities for the new washwater tank at the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant will wrap up no later than end of day Wednesday, November 26th. Painting the interior and exterior of this new tank will resume on December 1st and continue through mid-December.

Many thanks to our neighbors on Sycamore, Pinehurst, Crestview and nearby streets for bearing with us the last two weeks. We expect the next phase of work to be quieter, but please do not hesitate to call us at (866) 973-1476 with any questions or concerns.

The project team will continue to make every effort to schedule outdoor construction during the day shift. Periodic 24-hour work at the plant is expected through mid-December.

Over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a small crew is expected to work 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday through Sunday. Work this weekend has been carefully planned to avoid disruption to the neighborhood.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 21, 2014

PPSU Construction Updates: South San Francisco & Colma Sites


Crews installing new pipeline at the Millbrae site in early November.


South San Francisco

The Peninsula Pipeline Seismic Upgrade (PPSU) project contractor, Ranger Pipelines, Inc., continues construction on both sides of Westborough Boulevard inside the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s (SFPUC)’s right-of-way in South San Francisco. Permitted construction hours in South San Francisco are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. After the underground tunnel is constructed under Westborough Boulevard, the contractor will install the new pipeline in January 2015. This tunnel design was selected to not obstruct traffic along Westborough Avenue.

Colma


The contractor started construction activities along the SFPUC’s right-of-way in Colma on Monday, November 17. This work includes removing debris within the right-of-way, setting up the construction staging areas, and installing construction fences along the SFPUC right-of-way to indicate the limits of construction. Construction hours are currently Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The contractor will begin removing and replacing approximately 700 feet of aged pipeline in January 2015.

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 call the 24-hour answering service at 866-973-1476, or subscribe to this blog to receive project updates.

Monday, November 17, 2014

PPSU Construction Activities Begin in San Bruno This Week


The PPSU project contractor, Ranger Pipelines, Inc., will begin construction activities inside the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s (SFPUC)’s right of way in San Bruno the week of November 17. The contractor will begin removing debris within the right of way, set up the construction staging areas, and install construction fences along the SFPUC right of way to indicate the limits of construction.
 

Construction activities are only occurring along the right of way south of Whitman Way. The contractor may begin construction activities inside the Shelter Creek Condominium work area as early as December. Permitted construction hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and construction activities at this location are expected to last through summer 2015. During these activities, please keep an eye out for intermittent sidewalk and lane closures along Whitman Way.

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 call the 24-hour answering service at 866-973-1476, or subscribe to this blog to receive project updates.


Construction activities along Courtland Drive begins the week of November 17.

Construction activities inside Shelter Creek Condominiums may begin 
as early as December.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Pipeline Construction Starting Near Ridgewood Drive in Millbrae

On Wednesday, November 5, the project contractor, Ranger Pipelines, Inc., will begin removing and replacing approximately 900 feet of an aging water pipeline between 1100 and 1094 Ridgewood Drive in Millbrae. The contractor will start this work by digging trenches, removing the old pipe and replacing it, and then welding the new pipe segments together before closing up the trench.

Permitted construction hours are currently Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Construction activities at this location are expected to last through November 30, 2014. Please keep an eye out for intermittent lane closures and traffic changes on Ridgewood Drive.

What to Expect?
The contractor will work to minimize noise, dust and traffic impacts, but some disruptions are expected due to the nature of construction. Every effort will be made to keep these impacts to a minimum.
The contractor has implemented noise and vibration monitoring activities for this work including installing sound walls to help minimize noise. Dust control measures also include spraying water on the site and using tree chippings in the staging area to keep the dirt from stirring up into the air.

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

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Night Work Continues at the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant

A swing shift crew will start this Monday night re-paving a section of road within the plant, 4 p.m. to midnight (Monday through Friday).

Work will begin on our roadway next to Highway 280, furthest from residential areas. Noise monitors will be present to ensure decibel levels are within the allowed range. The project team has received permission from Cal-OSHA to muffle backup alarms on construction vehicles to the immediate work area.

Neighbors on Crystal Springs Road may notice trucks delivering asphalt and removing soil from the plant. After 7 p.m., truck traffic will be limited to 2 per hour. All trucks will be escorted by pilot cars.

Regular water treatment operations at the plant are currently shut down to allow for construction. The plant is scheduled to resume water treatment in mid-December. Major construction at Harry Tracy is on schedule and on track to finish by the end of 2014.

Your feedback will help us with noise mitigation. Please do not hesitate to call, 24-hours a day at (866) 973-1476.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Millbrae Neighbors Tour Construction at the PPSU Project Site

Millbrae neighbors living near the Peninsula Pipeline Seismic Upgrade project toured the construction site last week. This site tour helped create a visual depiction of construction activities behind neighbors’ homes, to show how the contractor is working to minimize impacts and to give neighbors an opportunity to ask the project team questions about construction. 


This tour occurred two days before Ranger Pipelines, Inc. started removing and replacing 900 feet of vulnerable pipe near Ridgewood Drive and Banbury Lane. Permitted construction hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. These construction activities are expected to last through November 2014. Please keep an eye out for intermittent lane closures and traffic changes on Ridgewood Drive. 

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