Monday, December 28, 2015

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for 2016!


2015 has been a busy year in the Sunol Valley! We are proud that construction was completed on the New Irvington Tunnel and the San Antonio Backup Pipeline projects. Thank you for your patience with construction activities throughout the year.

Even though the Water System Improvement Program overall is 90 percent complete, our crews are still hard at work this holiday season for the Calaveras Dam Replacement Project. Below is the construction schedule:
  • Regular construction hours: Monday, December 28 through Thursday, December 31
  • Construction will be suspended: Friday, January 1 through Sunday, January 3
  • Regular construction hours resumes: Monday, January 4

Best Wishes for 2016! See you around the Valley!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Many Wonders of the Sunol Valley Wilderness


The Sunol Valley wild areas hold many wonders and this week the Calaveras Dam Replacement Project environmental team happened upon this amazing Bearded Tooth Mushroom.



For sure this incredible mushroom looks nothing like any other mushroom you’ve seen, even if you’ve seen more than a few.

Its scientific name is Hericium erinaceus but we think it holds the faintest resemblance to the beard of a famous man that will shortly be making his appearance in the Valley around the 25th of December.

Bearded Tooth mushroom has many names:  Hedgehog mushroom, Satyr’s Beard, Lion’s Mane, Pom Pom and Bearded Tooth Fungus.  Which one do you think fits it best?

This eminently edible mushroom grows on both living and dead trees (usually hardwoods) and when cooked is said to have a seafood-like color and texture.

Turns out they aren’t just tasty, it seems they’re good for you too!

Used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicines, these mushrooms have recently been found to have anti-oxidant properties and can reduce glucose levels in the blood.

Scientists are currently investigating whether mushrooms of the genus Hericium may harbor compounds that can be used to formulate anti-dementia drugs.

No matter what usages are ultimately found, one thing is for sure:  this is one unique looking mushroom.


Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Great Cat of Many Names

Out here at the Calaveras Dam Replacement Project, we're privileged to share this beautiful land with many amazing species that call this part of the country home - in this particular case, the mountain lion. 

Lucky for us, our cameras are set up to catch glimpses of wildlife.  This camera did just that:  it caught this mountain lion momma and her cubs out for a nighttime stroll.





These big cats have many names:  puma, cougar, catamount.  Catamount means cat of the mountains.  How fitting is that here in Sunol Valley?

These animals like to hunt during the night and at dawn and dusk -- likely why we have this moment captured on nighttime video. 

In fact, a couple of folks who work at Calaveras have seen the mountain lions if they work the night shift or come in very early in the morning. 

Sometimes they see a pair of gleaming eyes and other times, just a pair of sneaky paw prints across their dusty car hood!

Mountain lions' favorite prey is deer, but they also eat raccoons, porcupines and coyotes.   Their sheer power and incredible ability to hunt in super stealth mode makes them particularly adept at finding food sources.

Because mountain lions are solitary and tend to shy away from people, they are seldom seen.

See you around the Valley! 

Friday, December 4, 2015

Alameda Creek Watershed Center and Sunol Corporation Yard Update

Good news!

The Sunol Long Term Improvement Project Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) was signed by the San Francisco Planning Department on December 2nd, and can be found here:

This project includes upgrades to the Sunol Yard and the construction of the Alameda Creek Watershed Center.  The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (Commission) will consider approval of the project at their December 8, 2015 meeting. Please find the SFPUC agenda item here:

As discussed, this document includes a few revisions from the draft MND, including:
  • Temporary use during construction of the corner of the southeast quadrant of the Paloma Road/ Temple Road intersection for the SFPUC staff and equipment.
  • This parcel is presently part of a buffer around an aggregate-mining lease, and the necessary revisions to the lease with Hansen Aggregates will also be considered at the December 8, 2015 Commission meeting.
Crucial elements remain unchanged, as was also discussed:
  • The project footprint remains unchanged, and will not utilize the space in the adjacent AgPark currently being farmed.
  • We are working closely with SAGE to extend their lease through 2016.  This lease amendment will be considered by the Commission in the near future, mostly likely January or February 2016.
We will schedule our next meeting with the community in the first quarter of 2016 to provide a more detailed update project, including the interpretive elements of the Alameda Creek Watershed Center.

Here is the tentative project schedule:
       Final Design - February 2016
       Archeological Investigation - January 2016 – August 2016
       Construction Contract Bid - March 2016
       Construction Award - May 2016
       Construction - August 2016 – August 2018

We appreciate all of the interest in and support of this project, and we look forward to continuing to work with the Sunol community as we move toward construction.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to the project team with any questions or comments. Betsy L. Rhodes can be reached at 415-554-3240, or blauppe@sfwater.org.


Best,

Tim Ramirez

Natural Resources and Lands Management, SFPUC

Monday, November 23, 2015

Check out the 2015 WSIP Annual Review Newsletter


As we approach the end of 2015, we’re excited to take a moment to go back in time some of the exciting milestones that the Water System Improvement Program (WSIP) achieved. While the WSIP has been active for the past 10 years and we are at 90 percent completion overall, there are still active projects in construction.

This year’s newsletter highlights various projects from the Peninsula, Bay Division and Sunol regions, including the completion of the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant. In addition, we’ll take a look back at the various awards projects have received and an update on the California drought and its impact to our water system.
Enjoy! 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Talkin' Turkey


There are turkeys crossing the road just about everywhere you look on Calaveras Road. 

These two make a nice pair as one watches while the other preens.  Turns out preening is just a fancy word for keeping your feathers clean and looking pretty.  Males find this comes in handy when they are showing off and courting a mate.




This got the Calaveras team talkin’ turkey and exchanging fun facts about this animal – just in time for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

Here’s a few:

  • Where did turkeys get their name?  They are not a native species and since they were imported by Turkish merchants, the English took to calling them turkeys.
  • How can you tell a turkey’s gender?  Believe it or not the droppings give a great clue:  males produce spiral shaped poop and females poop resembles the letter J.
  • Ben Franklin is famous for having had had a special place in his heart for turkeys.  An eagle, he wrote in a letter to his daughter, had "bad moral character." A turkey, on the other hand, was a "much more respectable bird."
  • And finally, turkeys can run at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour.  Might come in handy if they don’t want to be part of the upcoming festive meal…

However you spend the upcoming holiday, we wish you and yours the very best!

We here feel we have a lot to be thankful for.

See you around the Valley!



Friday, November 6, 2015

Fall Back

The extra hour of sleep this last weekend for Daylight Savings was wonderful.

These fall days have ended in some spectacular sunsets in the Sunol area.




Here is one we captured over Sheridan Valley, courtesy of Nella Terra. 

Our crews are still working in the Valley and traveling along Calaveras Road, even in the dark early evenings. Please be careful out there.

See you around the Valley!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Creepy Crawlies at Calaveras Dam


Happy Halloween from the Calaveras Dam Replacement Project! 

The Sunol Valley is naturally decorated for Halloween thanks to the “spooky” tarantulas coming out this time of year.  That’s right.  It’s tarantula season and just in time for Halloween. 

The California brown tarantula (Aphonopelma sp.) heads out of its burrow at Calaveras Dam in search of romance.

Turns out that after five plus years of living alone (maturing in a burrow), male tarantulas head out in the fall to find a female mate. 

After mating, the males tend to die a few months later.  By stark contrast, females live for 20 plus years in silk-lined burrows.   Talk about luxury!

And how many babies do these productive moms create?  The number ranges from 75 to hundreds per year.

Our goal is to keep these native species safe from harm while we build the replacement Calaveras Dam.  On a daily basis, our environmental inspectors work closely with construction staff to identify any wildlife on the move through the site. 

Even the spooky ones!  

See you around the Valley!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Sunol's Own Shine at the Calaveras Dam Replacement Project


The $4.8 billion Water System Improvement Program has generated millions of craft hours and thousands of job opportunities for residents of the Bay Area counties served by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC).

The SFPUC Infrastructure Division’s Workforce and Economic Program Services Bureau works closely with participating contractors to support their efforts to employ local journey and apprentice workers on their projects. 

To date, 48% of all workers are residents of the agency’s 7-county service territory, which includes Bay Area residents who receive SFPUC services or who are impacted as a result of WSIP construction activity. Furthermore, 71% of all apprentice hours have been worked by SFPUC service territory resident apprentices.

On the Calaveras Dam Replacement Project, for example, three residents of Sunol have found successful employment and professional development opportunities as a result of this once-in-a-lifetime project. Two residents, Mr. Anthony DeValle and Mr. Travis Hoxie, have recently completed their respective apprenticeship programs, obtaining milestones such as advanced certifications and more than 3600 hours of on the job training. Mr. Justin Gronley, also of Sunol, is nearing completion of his apprenticeship training, and will soon “journey out”.

Mr. DeValle expressed that, for him, the best part of achieving journeyman status is the opportunity to reach back, “Helping to teach the younger kids by sharing lessons I’ve learned from the more experienced workers.”

Mr. Hoxie agrees that “passing it on” is a major benefit. Travis also liked “gaining more education and developing one’s professional skills necessary to make it in the construction industry.” 

Some of the skills and experience they highlighted while working on the Calaveras Project were: environmental remediation, electrical work, tree cutting, concrete work, dirt work, asphalt, power tools, carpentry, iron work, and traffic control. They even learned complex skills such as rappelling as part of the complex structural work.

Mr. Gronley is especially grateful that the Calaveras project’s timing and location has benefited him. “It’s nice to be able to succeed right out of high school, participate on this project, and still be close to home.”

The Calaveras Dam Replacement Project team would like to congratulate these hard-working individuals on their recent success and express their gratitude for their efforts, and the efforts of all of the workers and staff who are working on this integral project of the WSIP program. 





Calaveras Dam's newest journeymen from Left to Right:

Anthony DeValle; Travis Hoxie;  Justin Gronley

Congratulations!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sunol AgPark Harvest Festival Sunday, September 27, 2015

It may still feel like summer in the Sunol Valley, but, believe it or not, October is right around the corner!

Come join us to kick start the fall season at the Third Annual Sunol AgPark Harvest Festival.

Hosted by SAGE, the Sunol AgPark Harvest Festival features:
  • Farm Fresh produce
  • Food
  • Live music
  • Pumpkin patch
  • Children's crafts and games
  • And much more...


Plus drinking water provided by yours truly....

So bring your refillable water bottle, some sunscreen and your family and come on down!

Sunol AgPark Harvest Festival
Sunday, September 27th, 10 am – 3 pm
505 Paloma Way, Sunol, CA

Learn more at SAGE's Website


We hope to see you there!

Image result for pumpkin patch

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Star Walk: Sunol Glen School Walk-A-Thon is On!





This Friday, September 18th  is Sunol Glen School’s 23rd Annual Walk-a-Thon!


It is the Sunol Glen Community Club’s largest fundraiser.

We at the SFPUC are pleased and proud to be out there again this year to provide drinking water and moral support to the student participants.

How can you show your support, you ask? 

Visit www.sunolglencc.com to learn more!


Go Eagles!!



May the Force Be With You!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Heat and High Fire Danger!

You do not need us to tell you that the weather has been unseasonably hot. Daytime temperatures are 10 to 20 degrees above seasonal averages throughout the Bay Area, according to the National Weather Service.  

Because of the high heat and low moisture, our Natural Resources and Lands Management Division has issued a high fire alert for the Peninsula /Alameda Watershed lands that we own. 

If you are driving in the area, please remember:

  • Do not pull your car over to the side of the road in the grass. The heat from the underside of your car could quickly spark a grassfire. This is all too common.
  • Please do not smoke, hold lit cigarettes out the window, or dispose of cigarette butts onto the side of the road.
  • Please do not operate machinery in dry grasses that might generate sparks, including mowers.

For tips on how to stay safe in this heat, please visit the National Weather Service’s website: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/heat/index.shtml.

Please stay hydrated and stay cool out there!


Please do not operate machinery that might generate sparks, including mowers.

Friday, July 10, 2015

One huge pipe at Calaveras Dam


As we busily work towards construction of a replacement Calaveras Dam, there are many fundamental issues we have to address. For example, given that the existing Calaveras Dam will be left in place when we are done, how will we be able to transport water out of the reservoir when the new dam is built?

Answer: We are building a large pipe (more than 7 feet in diameter) that will be completely buried in the new dam that connects directly to the outlet structure already in place in the existing dam.
This pipe will transport our drinking water supply from the Calaveras Reservoir to the Sunol Valley Water Treatment Plant and then on to our 2.6 million Bay Area customers when supplies are needed.
To date, our crews have installed 500 feet of the new steel pipe, welded  the joints, and started building the formwork for reinforced concrete encasement  around the entire pipeline to protect it. The pipeline and encasement  has been designed to withstand the force of being buried under 180 feet of earth embankment as well as the force of any seismic activity from the nearby Calaveras Fault. The team plans to connect the new 78 inch pipe to the existing pipes within the existing dam in Fall 2016. 

Seems a shame to put all this work into something that will be completely buried under more than 3.5 million cubic yards of earth and rock. But, thanks to these careful efforts, customers will be able to drink Calaveras Reservoir water, even after an earthquake.
The new pipe is shown here in orange on the layout, connecting to existing pipes in green.  The old pipeline in black is being abandoned to excavate the foundation for the new dam.

Friday, June 19, 2015

A Snapshot of our Spillway Chute and Stilling Basin Today


Spillways are important safety features on any dam. They allow for the safe discharge of high water in a reservoir around a dam.  And the new spillway at the Calaveras Dam Replacement Project is no different.

Work began on our spillway in March 2014. A total of 40,000 cubic yards of concrete, equivalent to one football field filled six feet deep, will be used to build the structure. All of the concrete is being supplied by our on-site concrete batch plant. The concrete is placed into the spillway in sections, or slabs. This spillway requires a total of 170 slabs, and we only have 18 more to go.

The spillway chute is 60 feet wide, equivalent to a five lanes of a highway. The slabs are strengthened with reinforcing steel bars and the entire structure is anchored to the bedrock to resist movement during an earthquake. 

The quality of the concrete used in the structure is key. It has to be kept at a cool temperature while it cures in order to prevent cracking. Sunol Valley in summer is anything but cool. That means our crews often begin cement pours at 2 o'clock in the early morning, the coolest time of the day.

The spillway is expected to be completed later this year. This will be a major milestone for the project to complete this important feature of the dam.


Friday, June 12, 2015

Construction Advisory: New Irvington Tunnel

To our Irvington Portal neighbors:
We wanted to inform you of some very important construction activity affecting your neighborhood.


Project Update
The New Irvington Tunnel is now in service delivering water to our 2.6 million Bay Area customers.  With the new tunnel in service, we were able to take the old Irvington tunnel out of service for inspection and repairs. Both tunnels will remain in service during normal operations. The construction team has begun restoration of the above ground facilities. The contractor has demobilized and restored the southern portion of the property. The contractor has removed the sound barriers (shown in yellow) on the south section of the site.  (See map)
Starting as early as June 15, 2015, the contractor will begin the process of removing the remainder of the sound barriers at the Irvington Portal project site.  The sound barriers will be removed at the locations shown on the map in blue. The sound wall removal work is estimated to be completed by early July 2015.


Map of sound walls to be removed

What to Expect:
-       The work involves removal of the panels and digging around the concrete foundation. Workers then remove the foundation and cut or pull the steel beams out. The excavated area would then be backfilled.

-       Noise associated with sound barrier removal will include the operation of heavy equipment, back up alarms, and concrete breakup. The soil backfill will also require compaction where the steel beams and foundations have been removed.
 
Removal Hours:
Sound barrier removal will only take place Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.  We will continue to monitor noise and vibration in this area to ensure full compliance with strict noise and vibration standards set forth in the project’s Environmental Impact Report.

What’s Next

-      Installation and burial of permanent portal facilities and security improvements will be completed by the end of June 2015.

-      Once the sound walls are removed, topsoil will be trucked in and spread throughout the disturbed areas of the site.

-      Site restoration for the remainder of the site will be throughout the summer and be completed by early Fall 2015.  This includes paving, fencing and hydro-mulching of the disturbed areas. 

-      An iron wrought fence will be installed at the Mission Road entrance sometime in Fall 2015.

-      Full project completion for the New Irvington Tunnel is currently scheduled for Fall 2015.

Questions?
We sincerely appreciate your patience and cooperation.  Please call our 24-Hour Answer Line at 866-973-1476 if you have questions or comments or email mle@sfwater.org


 

Friday, May 29, 2015

National Dam Safety Awareness Day


As construction continues at the Calaveras Dam Replacement Project, we take a moment to recognize May 31st as National Dam Safety Awareness Day. Each year on May 31st, the nation remembers teh devastation that occurred on May 31, 1889 in Johnston, Pennyslvania when the South Fork Dam failed. This tragic event resulted in thousands of deaths and left many homeless. The Johnston disaster was the worst dam failure in the history of the U.S.
National Dam Safety Awareness Day reminds us of the importance of dam safety and preventing future failures. Dams provide many befefits such as water supply and storage, hydropower, recreation, flood prevention and improve wildflife habitats.
 
This also reminds us how critical and important our work is here in Sunol Valley to rebuild the Calaveras Dam. We are currently 66% complete and anticipate final completion of the dam in end of 2018.

The Calaveras Replacement Dam when complete will provide us:
·         The largest drinking water reservoir in the local Bay Area storing 31 billion gallons (96,850 acre ft) of water, providing more than half of the storage capacity for 2.6 million customers

·         A new seismically upgraded dam with a structural height of 220 feet, a crest length of 1210 feet and width of 80 feet at the crest and 1180 feet at the base

·         A new 1550 ft spillway and a new intake/outlet shaft tower which will convey water to and from the reservoir through a pipeline downstream and to our Bay Area customers
 
Aerial Photo of the Calaveras Dam Replacement Project
taken on May 21, 2015
 
 


Friday, May 8, 2015

It’s National Safety Week!


Every year, more than 80,000 workers suffer an injury on construction job sites across the U.S.  Any one incident is one too many. Life is too precious to not make safety the number one focus in the U.S. construction industry. This week from May 3rd through May 9th, construction firms nationwide have joined forces to inspire everyone in the industry to be leaders in safety.

Here at the Calaveras Dam Replacement Project, the project team had a lot to celebrate. Over 150,000 work hours have been reached with zero safety recordable incidents since October 2014. Given the size of the machinery we are using on the site, the complexity of the work, and the sheer number of activities on site each day, this is truly remarkable. Safety is important to our teams as we build the replacement Calaveras Dam. Every morning this week, the teams had a special safety topic to remind workers the importance of construction safety. The workers got together for a celebratory barbecue to pat ourselves on the back for being vigilant, reminding us to take care of ourselves and each other as we continue with construction.

We are proud of our team and they are on to their next goal to reach another safety milestone!

Calaveras Dam workers listen to the safety milestones reached at the project
at a celebratory lunch provided by the contractor
 
Dragados/Flatiron/Sukut Construction Manager Mike Mullich
congratulates heavy equipment Operator Gary Gatehouse on our safety milestone




 

Friday, May 1, 2015

What do water pipes, water conservation, fossils and dams have in common?

They were all part of the cool topics shared with the Sunol Glen School students last week at their annual Earth/Science Day festivities.  We at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission were honored to be a guest again this year to share information about the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System.

We are always surprised and amazed at the enthusiasm and smarts of these first through eighth graders. Did you know that the California State Flower is the Golden Poppy? They did. Did you know that you could save your shower water in a bucket and water your plants with it? They did. Did you know the Sunol Valley was once a coastline? Many of them knew that, too. They enjoyed looking at the 20 million year old fossils unearthed during the construction of the Calaveras Dam Replacement Project, including a prehistoric shark tooth, seashells and rocks from the site.
We had a blast at Sunol Glen School and can’t wait to be back!

Now, for bonus points, what is the California State Fish? (Sunol Glen students, no telling!)



Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Water Heroes Unite at the East Bay Regional Park District’s Wildflower Festival

The crew at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) had a blast last Saturday at the East Bay Regional Park District’s Sunol Wildflower Festival at the Sunol Regional Wilderness.  New friends and old dropped by our booth to catch up on the ongoing efforts to upgrade the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System in the Sunol Valley, such as the Calaveras Dam Replacement Project and the New Irvington Tunnel.

Water conservation and the drought were top of mind to all who stopped by. The booth’s youngest visitors also made super hero masks to become Water Saving Superheroes. We were blown away by how much these little guys and their parents knew about how to save water. Check out our event photos, below!



Our WSIP trivia prize wheel

Our water conservation crafts table

Check out this water-saving superhero!

Keep up the good work, water heroes! We are all in this drought together. Learn more about Sunol Valley Water System Improvement Progam projects at sfwater.org/sunolvalley.

See you around the Valley!


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

SFPUC to exhibit at Spring Wildflower Festival this Saturday

It's time to celebrate the season of birds, bees, flowers and trees at the East Bay Regional Park District’s annual Spring Wildflower Festival at the Sunol Regional Wilderness, located at 1895 Geary Road, Sunol.

Join us on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for hikes, crafts, music, slideshows and nature activities.

Drop by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s booth to learn the latest and greatest about our ongoing Water System Improvement Program Projects in the Sunol Valley. Learn water conservation tips, test your trivia on our prize wheel, and enjoy crafts with your favorite water saving superheroes!


The SFPUC booth at last year's Spring Wildflower Festival

We look forward to seeing you there! For more information about the festival, check out the East Bay Regional Park District’s website: www.ebparks.org.


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Construction Advisory: Town of Sunol Fire Suppression Project

What to Expect:

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Slurry Seal Main Street Lane 1 (West Lane – on the Bosco’s and Sunol Railroad Café side of the street).

To Residences and businesses on Main Street on the Sunol Railroad Cafe of the Street:
  • Please remove your cars from your driveway before 7:00 a.m. Thursday if you need to exit during 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Once the slurry seal is placed, it will take hours to cure, and you cannot drive over it.
  • Please remove your car from the street before 7:00 a.m. on Thursday if you regularly park on the street.
  • You will be able to access your driveways again  after 6:00 p.m. on Thursday.
  • Pedestrians will be able to cross  the slurry seal safely during the day.
Friday, April 10, 2015
Slurry seal Main Street  Lane 2 (East Lane – on the Post Office Side of the Street ) 
To residences on the Post Office Side of the Street:
  • Please remove your cars from your driveway before 7:00 a.m. Friday if you need to exit during 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Once the slurry seal is placed, it will take hours to cure, and you cannot drive over it.
  • Please remove your car from the street before 7:00 a.m. on Friday if you regularly park on the street.
  • You will be able to access your driveways again  after 6:00 p.m. on Friday.
  • Pedestrians will be able to cross  the slurry seal safely during the day.
We will avoid pick up and drop off times at the school.
There will be one lane of traffic flowing through the Town at all times.

Thank you for your patience!
Questions? 24-hour Answering Line:  (866) 973-1476
epowell@sfwater.org
blauppe@sfwater.org
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Friday, April 3, 2015

Town of Sunol Fire Suppression Project: Slurry Seal of Main Street to Begin April 6, 2015


Week of April 6, 2015  and end the Week of April 24, 2015

7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

As promised, we will install a new slurry seal on Main Street, between Bond and Kilkare Road. This work is scheduled to begin during the week of April 6. It will take approximately three weeks to complete this work.

What to Expect:

·         Work hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Monday - Friday

·         There will be no parking on Main Street during these times – to prepare the road, slurry seal, and allow the seal to properly cure before traffic can safely drive on it again.

·         To avoid potential damage to your car from our operations, as well as potential towing a car left on Main Street, please obey the no parking signs.

·         One lane of Main Street will remain open to traffic, but please allow extra time to pass through the area.

·         The equipment and trucks related to this work will generate noise and dust.

 
Sequence of work:

o   Crews will grind down the existing street striping to prepare the road for its new slurry seal. This will take an estimated one-two days for each side of the street starting on Monday, April 6, 2015.

o   Slurry Seal Main Street Lane 1 (West Lane – on the Bosco’s and Railroad Café side of the street)

§  When the street is prepared for the slurry seal, crews will begin work on the West lane (Rail Road Café side) of Main Street.

§  Crews will slurry seal that side of the street starting at Kilkare Road and finish near Sunol Glen School at the end of the day.

o   Slurry seal lane 2 (East Lane – on the same side of the street as the Post Office)

§  Crews will start at the south side of Main Street and move back towards the Kilkare Road intersection on the eastern lane of traffic. 

§  Crews will be sure that cars can exit and enter the school for pick up and drop off times. 

o   Once the new slurry seal has properly dried, new street striping will be installed.

o   Curing should take a week or so.

We will work with the school and businesses located on Main Street to minimize any impacts because of this work.

Thank you for your patience!
As always, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns.
24-hour Answering Line: (866) 973-1476

blauppe@sfwater.org