Thursday, May 26, 2011

Aqua Colored Soil Stabilizer added to NCSBT Meadow Area near Polhemus Rd in San Mateo


Is anyone wondering why the upper terrace/meadow/muck disposal area at the South Shaft construction site of the New Crystal Springs Bypass Tunnel (NCSBT) is now an aqua-blue/green color?

In order to help prevent erosion and to control dust, the contractor has added a soil stablizer in preparation for revegitation.

In late summer/early fall, the area will be seeded with natives grasses and plants.

Please note the color of the soil stabilizer will fade over time! We promise the color is only temporary.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Construction Update at Peninsula Watershed Reservoirs

Silt curtains to protect species and water quality
delivered to San Andreas Lake: May 10, 2011

Barge and Dive Boat Launching at San Andreas Lake:

Does the water level appear low to you at San Andreas Lake? It will continue to get slightly lower to accommodate upcoming underwater seismic improvements. You may also see our crew transporting large marine equipment near the trailhead to San Andreas Trail and the northern entrance to the Sawyer Camp Trail.

The construction team must use the Hillcrest Gate entrance for water craft and other large equipment, which may cause delays on Hillcrest Blvd. (near Skyline in Millbrae, just west of 280). Large deliveries are expected over the next couple of weeks, with work in the reservoir taking place all summer.

If you frequently access Sawyer Camp Trail from Millbrae’s northern trailhead, the trail will remain open! Follow us on Twitter for real-time updates about activities: http://www.Twitter.com/SawyerCampTrail.

Pulgas Water Temple Temporary Closure:

Further south in the Peninsula Watershed (along CaƱada Road), the Pulgas Water Temple is closed as of Monday, May 23rd and is expected to reopen in mid-summer 2011. Please subscribe (see right) in order to receive an email when the temple reopens.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Increased Truck Traffic on Polhemus Road in San Mateo

Residents near the New Crystal Springs Bypass Tunnel & Pipeline project on Polhemus Road in San Mateo will see additional large trucks in the area on Friday, May 20th. Trucks will be making deliveries to the project site and may create some additional traffic or delays on Polhemus Road between Bunker Hill Road and Crystal Springs Road.

The trucks are delivering top soil to the project terrace areas. Dust control measures are in place to help prevent dirt and dust flying into the air. The contractor may continue grading work on the terrace (former muck disposal area) into Saturday.

The tunnel and pipeline are complete and the project is nearing completion. Thank you again to our neighbors for your continued support and patience during the final stages of the project.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Demobilization Continues near Polhemus Rd & Crystal Springs Rd in San Mateo

Crews continue to remove equipment and materials from both the north and south shaft construction sites of the New Crystal Springs Bypass Tunnel & Pipeline project in San Mateo.


Early next week, crews will remove the k-rail along Crystal Springs Road near the former north shaft construction area (the 10 mph zone near Polhemus Road). Metal guard rail will be installed and crews will be working on the shoulder area. Please watch for crews in the area and use caution during this work next week.

Top soil deliveries will continue to the south shaft site along Polhemus Road. Please watch for trucks in the area during the day. Dust mitigation measures will be in effect to minimize dust.


Construction trailers will be removed from the site soon.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant Upgrades Beginning



Starting in late April 2011, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) will begin upgrades to the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant. This plant treats drinking water from the Crystal Springs Reservoir System (Upper and Lower Crystal Springs Reservoirs and San Andreas Lake) for delivery to northern San Mateo County
and San Francisco.




This work is part of the Water System Improvement Program to upgrade the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System which serves 2.5 million residents in the San Francisco Bay Area. This work will address seismic and capacity upgrades to ensure water
delivery following a major earthquake.

All work for this project will take place within the SFPUC property. Residents may see additional truck traffic along Crystal Springs Road, as materials are delivered and removed from the site.

The SFPUC will make every effort to minimize construction impacts to the adjacent residential neighborhood.

Questions or concerns:
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us!
Alison Kastama, SFPUC Communications (415) 554-0712 or akastama@sfwater.org

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Truck Traffic on Polhemus Road in San Mateo this week



Residents near the New Crystal Springs Bypass Tunnel & Pipeline project on Polhemus Road in San Mateo will see additional large trucks in the area this week. Trucks will be making deliveries to the project site and may create some additional traffic or delays on Polhemus Road between Bunker Hill Road and Crystal Springs Road.



The trucks are delivering top soil to the project terrace areas. 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. Thank you again to our neighbors for your continued support and patience during the final stages of the project.