Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Baden and San Pedro Water System Upgrades

JMB Construction, Inc., the Contractor working for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, will begin mobilization in early May for the water system upgrades at the following locations:

• West Orange Avenue and El Camino Real in South San Francisco
• B Street and Junipero Serra in Daly City

The work will improve the reliability of the regional water system, and reduce vulnerability and damage in the event of a major earthquake. The project will also provide greater operational flexibility to optimize the water delivery system to the City and County of San Francisco.

South San Francisco:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm.
Duration: May 2009 –Winter 2011

Daly City:
Monday to Friday: 7:00 am -5:00 pm
Duration: May 2009 – Winter 2010

Construction noise from heavy equipment and truck traffic can be expected and will be monitored. A noise reducing fence will be installed along the western and southern project boundaries, along West Orange and El Camino Real in South San Francisco.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

SFPUC, San Mateo County Officials Break Ground on New Tunnel Critical to Protecting Regional Water Supply After Major Earthquake

Excavation of a major new tunnel key to the reliable delivery of water to San Mateo County and San Francisco following a major earthquake began today in San Mateo County.

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) and San Mateo County Officials joined local neighbors to initiate the New Crystal Springs Bypass Tunnel groundbreaking two days before the 103rd anniversary of the 1906 Great Earthquake and Fire.

To view the press release, click the link below.

Official Press Release

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Temporary Traffic Changes in Effect

On Tuesday, April 14th traffic barriers were installed along Crystal Springs Road near Polhemus Road. The new speed limit is 10 mph. Motorists and bicyclists will share the road in this area and and should proceed with caution. Work in preparation of the excavation of the north shaft began on Tuesday, April 14th as well.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Temporary traffic impacts on Crystal Springs Road

Beginning Mid-April (see signs for exact details) a portion of Crystal Springs Road (near Polhemus Road) will be narrowed and vehicular speed limits reduced to 10 MPH. The purpose of this temporary traffic change is to provide safe traffic conditions for both vehicles and cyclists and avoid road closures during upcoming construction. This temporary traffic change will be in effect until approximately July 2010.