Monday, February 25, 2013

Preparation Work Starting this Week for the Geary Road Bridge Replacement Project

The existing Geary Road Bridge that will be replaced. 

Working closely with the East Bay Regional Park District, the SFPUC will replace the existing unreliable wooden Geary Road Bridge with a new concrete and steel bridge. This will eliminate the need for vehicles driving through Alameda Creek at the low-water crossing. Construction work will be underway this spring to replace the existing bridge with a new one located in the Sunol Regional Wilderness area in the Alameda Watershed. Once complete in December 2013, the new bridge will be able to accommodate all new truck and pedestrian traffic in order to protect the health of Alameda Creek at this location.

Crews will begin preparing the site this week, which will include installing wildlife exclusion fencing and removing some trees. Some trees that will be removed at this location will be transported and utilized at another SFPUC habitat improvement project site within the Alameda Watershed.  Other trees will be used to provide erosion control and stabilization within this project area. 

What To Expect:

  • A small crew of up to 10 workers and several pieces of equipment will be working at this location for up to three weeks.
  • Regular work hours are Monday through Friday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be no work conducted on weekends.
  • Construction vehicles will off-haul the trees in trucks using the main park road, so park users may experience additional truck traffic.
  • The bridge will remain open during this time, but park users should exercise caution at the work location and may experience some delays during this time.
  • Park users should stay outside of fencing and other barriers at this work location.

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