Thursday, April 28, 2011

Some additional Truck Traffic on Polhemus Road in San Mateo

Residents near the New Crystal Springs Bypass Tunnel & Pipeline project near Polhemus Road in San Mateo may see some additional large trucks in the area today and Friday, April 29th.

The trucks are delivering top soil to the project's lower terrace area. With the beautiful, sunny weather this week, dust control measures are in place to help prevent dirt and dust flying into the air.

The tunnel and pipeline are complete and the project is nearing completion. Over the next few months, additional equipment will be removed from the site, including the office trailers.

In the fall, as we get closer to the rainy season, a seed mixture of native grasses and plants will be added to the upper terrace (also known as the meadow or muck disposal area). More information will be provided this summer.

Thank you again to our neighbors for your continued support and patience during the final stages of the project.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Pulgas Water Temple Temporary Closure

The Pulgas Water Temple will be closed for several weeks beginning on Monday, April 25, 2011. The temporary closure enables critical water system work to take place in the entrance and parking lot areas. The temple is anticipated to reopen in June 2011.

The Pulgas Water Temple and the associated facilities around it serve the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System and are components of the Crystal Springs Reservoir System. The Crystal Springs Reservoir System provides supplementary water supply to San Mateo and San Francisco counties, and is the primary emergency water source should delivery from the Hetch Hetchy aqueduct be interrupted.

The work is part of the Water System Improvement Program to repair, replace and seismically upgrade the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System.

Please contact us with any questions or concerns at (866) 973-1476, 24 hours a day. For email notification when then Pulgas Water Temple reopens, subscribe to our e-newsletter at .

Thursday, April 21, 2011

VIDEO: Peninsula Projects Launch at Crystal Springs Reservoir

On March 30th the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) and Bay Area officials launched $320M in seismic and reliability upgrades to the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System. Peninsula projects include improvements to Lower Crystal Springs Dam, Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant, and Crystal Springs Pipelines. This event also marked the mid-point of this $4.6B Water System Improvement Program with active regional construction totaling $2 billion.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Removal of Construction Materials from North Shaft in San Mateo

With the seismically advanced New Crystal Springs Tunnel and Pipeline in service, the project team is in the process of demobilizing their equipment and materials from the construction sites in San Mateo.

Over the next several weeks, crews will begin removing construction related materials from the North Shaft site located near the intersection of Crystal Springs Road and Polheumus Road in San Mateo. Crews will remove equipment, grade the soil on site, backfill soil, remove fencing and remove the k-rail concrete protective structures along the site of the roadway.

Please drive the posted 10 m.p.h speed limit on Crystal Springs Road and be aware of workers, trucks and equipment in or near the roadway during this demobilization work.

Once they remove the posted 10 m.p.h speed limit signs, the speed limit will return to normal.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Shoulder Work on Polhemus Road in April

For the next few weeks, you may notice "Road Work Ahead" signs along Polhemus Road between the New Crystal Springs Bypass Tunnel 'South Shaft' site (near Bunker Hill Road) and Crystal Springs Road in San Mateo.

The contractor will have a few workers working along the shoulder of Polhemus Road. They will be grouting inclinometer holes in accordance with county and state monitoring well standards.

The New Crystal Springs Bypass Tunnel project is nearing completion and the new tunnel and pipeline are in service.