Friday, October 30, 2009

Work Lights on Site

As the days get shorter, work crews are starting to use work lights late in the afternoon at the South Shaft site.

With the end of Daylight Savings Time this weekend, work crews will need to turn on work lights earlier starting on Monday, November 2nd.

The work lights face downward to prevent light from shining into neighborhood homes. If you have any concerns, contact us via this blog or at 650-212-0165.

Don't forget to turn your clocks back on Sunday, November 1st! Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Safe Roadways: Two Tips for Safety Near our Worksites

Trucks Entering/Exiting on Polhemus Road
With tunnel boring beginning at the South Shaft soon, the contractor expects a slight increase in truck traffic entering and exiting the site on Polhemus Road. The project is committed to safety and will remind all truck drivers to use caution when driving, entering and exiting on Polhemus Road. Please watch for these trucks entering and exiting the site during work hours. For the safety of everyone, please follow the posted speed limit on Polhemus Road.

10 MPH Speed Limit on Crystal Springs Road
Please also remember the 10 mile per hour speed limit on Crystal Springs Road near the intersection of Polhemus at the site of our North Shaft. The section is 10 mph to ensure safety for bicycle riders, pedestrians, cars and the work teams at the site. Please follow the posted speed limit at all times. Thank you.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Views from the Tunnel

Here are some very recent photos of the inside of the tunnel at the South Shaft. Tunnel boring has not yet started. Crews are continuing to assemble machinery in preparation for tunnel boring.












The first photo is a shot of the Tunnel Boring Machine trailing gear inside the starter tunnel.
















The second photo is a view looking upward from inside the South Shaft.














The third photo shows the inside of the tunnel.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

TBM Successfully Lowered into South Shaft on Sept 30th

Great news! The Tunnel Boring Machine was successfully lowered into the South Shaft at about 7:30am on September 30th! In October, it will begin boring the New Crystal Springs Bypass Tunnel under Polhemus Road.

Special thanks to the many skilled workers and staff, and especially crane operator Lawrence Cary, who worked calm and steady to lower the TBM 155 feet down into the shaft.



We appreciate our neighbor who delivered the great photographs! See photo number two.