Tuesday, September 16, 2014

PPSU Pipeline Deliveries Begin in Millbrae This Week

On Thursday, September 18, the project contractor, Ranger Pipelines, Inc., will begin delivering and staging pipeline materials at the Millbrae site. Pipeline deliveries will occur Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. These activities are expected to last through October 2014. During this time period, please keep an eye out for intermittent lane closures and traffic changes on Ridgewood Drive.


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

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. 


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Monday, September 8, 2014

PPSU Pre-construction Activities Begin in San Bruno This Week

On Thursday, September 11 the project contractor, Ranger Pipelines, Inc., will begin pre-construction activities for the Peninsula Pipeline Seismic Upgrade (PPSU) within the SFPUC’s right of way in San Bruno. Work will occur Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and anticipates completing work on Wednesday, September 17.  The contractor will pothole at three locations: Shelter Creek Condominiums, along Whitman Way and near the San Bruno Chinese Church entrance to locate existing underground utilities. Please keep an eye out for intermittent sidewalk closures and traffic changes on Whitman Way.

Beginning in December 2014, the contractor will remove materials, set up the construction staging areas, and install construction fences along the SFPUC right of way to indicate the limits of construction. The installation of the new pipeline across Whitman Way and inside Shelter Creek Condominiums will start in January 2015.

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. 



 Aerial of the southern limits of construction


Aerial of the northern limits of construction

Friday, August 29, 2014

Harry Tracy Update: Crews to Take Holiday Weekend Off


While night work is now underway at the plant, the crew will take a break for Labor Day weekend, Saturday through Monday. A swing shift is scheduled for Friday night, August 29th.

Crews typically work until 4:30 a.m., with some indoor activities taking place 24 hours a day.

On Tuesday night, September 2, night work will resume on the San Bruno side of the plant. The team is constructing a new 78-inch pipeline to carry drinking water to our wholesale customers, which deliver water to you and your San Mateo County neighbors.


When complete, the new Treated Water Reservoir will provide up to 140 million gallons of drinking water per day after a major earthquake.

In mid-September, we expect night work activities to begin on the Millbrae side of the plant. Please call us at (866) 973-1476 to make sure your address is on the mailing list for our next Construction Notice.

A new flow meter will measure the plant’s output once the new 11 million gallon reservoir is online.  



The work at Harry Tracy is now 85% complete and on schedule to finish major construction in December 2014.

Monday, August 11, 2014

PPSU Pre-construction Activities Start Today in South San Francisco




















Today the project contractor, Ranger Pipelines, Inc., will begin pre-construction activities for the Peninsula Pipeline Seismic Upgrade (PPSU) inside the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)’s right of way in South San Francisco. Work will occur Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please keep an eye out for intermittent sidewalk closures and detours on Arroyo Drive and Westborough Boulevard.

The contractor will clear the project site of materials and brush within the right of way and begin potholing to locate existing underground utilities. The contractor will begin construction of a new tunnel across Westborough Boulevard in October 2014. The installation of the new pipeline from West Orange Avenue to Arroyo Drive will start in January 2015.

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.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Crystal Springs Road - Harry Tracy Construction Alert


During the hours of 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. on August 6th through 8th (Wednesday – Friday), two water tankers will remove cement-filled water from the plant each hour via Crystal Springs Road in San Bruno.  

This is part of the efforts to ensure that the new Treated Water Reservoir is sealed and water-tight.

Pilot cars will escort trucks travelling along Crystal Springs Road to ensure safety and limit speed. Noise monitors will take readings on Crystal Springs Road each evening during this construction activity to ensure compliance.

Please do not hesitate to call with any concerns, 24-hours a day at (866) 973-1476.

Friday, August 1, 2014

PPSU Construction Begins in Millbrae Next Week


On Monday, August 4, the PPSU project contractor, Ranger Pipelines, Inc., will begin construction activities inside the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)’s right of way in Millbrae. The contractor will remove materials, set up the construction staging area, construct a new access and install construction fences along the SFPUC right of way to indicate the limits of construction. Please keep an eye out for intermittent sidewalk closures and detours on the eastside of Ridgewood Drive.

On Monday, August 11 in Millbrae, the contractor will begin removing trees inside the SFPUC right of way to prepare for construction. Tree removal will last for a few weeks and we anticipate chipping tree debris on site and hauling large trunks off site.

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, email miglesias@sfwater.org or subscribe to this blog to receive project updates.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Night Work Continues at the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant


Night work on the new 78-inch treated water pipeline will continue at the plant through early September. This swing shift is currently scheduled Monday to Friday, 6 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Noise monitors will take readings every night near the entrance to the plant on Crystal Springs Road to ensure compliance.

Inside the new 11 million gallon Treated Water Reservoir, work will take place 24 hours a day. Construction workers are coating the inside of the tank to make sure it is sealed and water-tight. Neighbors are unlikely to hear noise from work inside the reservoir tank.  

Millbrae
Concrete trucks are scheduled to use Millbrae’s Helen Drive this Friday, August 1st from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to enter the plant via the Helen Gate. Our neighbors on Helen Drive may notice a truck approximately every 20 minutes during those hours. Flaggers will be present to ensure safety.

Night work on the Millbrae side of the plant near Sycamore Drive is expected to begin after Labor Day. 


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