Friday, October 22, 2010

Fall/Winter 2010 Update: New Crystal Springs Bypass Tunnel


The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is making significant progress on the completion of the New Crystal Springs Bypass Tunnel & Pipeline near Polhemus Road in San Mateo. We’re on schedule and making excellent progress. We expect full completion in Fall 2011.
At left is an image of the completed pipeline.
Here is what neighbors can expect in October & November:

Surface pipeline testing work will take place into November.

Roof work will continue on the vaults at the South Shaft site.

In between rain, dust control measures are in place to reduce the amount of dust near our construction site.

The meadow area behind the trailers at the South Shaft site has been regraded. Native grass and plant seeds will be broadcast in the next month.

In January 2011, important pipeline connection activities will require additional work hours at night for approximately 2 weeks. More information and details will be provided in advance.

One Final Weekend to Enjoy the View - Skyline Bridge Replacement Project Update

One Final Weekend to Enjoy the View - Skyline Bridge Replacement Project Update

San Mateo County has announced that this weekend, October 23rd and 24th, is last weekend to enjoy the view from the Skyline Bridge. The contractor, Ferma Corporation, plans to close the road on Monday, October 25th in order to begin the demolition. The replacement bridge is scheduled for a 2013 completion. (The bridge is atop the Lower Crystal Springs Dam on Skyline Blvd. between Crystal Springs Rd. and Bunker Hill Dr.).

To view the detour route: http://bit.ly/cy6LRt

Vista Parking area, adjacent to the bridge and the southern trailhead of Sawyer Camp Trail, will also close next week.

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