Thursday, February 18, 2016

Capturing Construction in Photos

To our construction teams, Robin is a familiar face who frequently visits the active construction sites to shoot some candid photos of construction and our hard workers. Little did we  know that Robin not only works to document the construction progress but she gains much deserved national recognition while she is at it. Right here in Sunol Valley, Robin’s photo of the New Irvington Tunnel Project made the Top Ten for the Engineering News Record (ENR) 2015 Year in Construction Photo Contest. This is a prestigious international construction photography competition, and we are extremely proud that Robin’s photo of our own tunnel was a winner!

About Robin
Robin Scheswohl moved to the Bay Area in 2003 from Philadelphia, PA where she studied photography and later worked with corporate and wedding photographers. She’s been with the SFPUC since 2007, working in the Construction Management Bureau and the Engineering Archives. She is responsible for cataloging and preserving thousands of historic images dating back to the 19th century, as well as documenting the Water System Improvement Program (WSIP) construction projects. SFPUC Engineering Archives Photography has curated public exhibits at City Hall, at the San Francisco International Airport, and the SF American Institute of Architects (AIA) Headquarters. The images are used extensively by the SFPUC and appear in books, periodicals, environmental and engineering studies.

Here is Robin filming at the Bay Tunnel, which is the first tunnel constructed under San Francisco Bay.  Congratulations, Robin!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Construction Activities Resume

Construction activities for the Calaveras Dam Replacement Project (CDRP) and the New Irvington Tunnel Project (NITP) will resume today, February 16, after observing the President's Day holiday. 

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Calaveras Road Traffic Advisory: Haul Trucks at Night starting February 8, 2016 thru June 1, 2016

Large haul trucks will begin to transport materials on Calaveras Road 
in the evening hours starting as early as 7:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. 
starting February 8th thru June 1st. Hauling will be Monday  through Friday. 

The trucks will travel on Calaveras Road between I-680 and to the 
entrance of the construction site for the Calaveras Dam Replacement 
Project south of Geary Road. Commuters may experience periodic delays. 
Cyclists: please try to avoid this area during these hours if at all 
possible to remain safe.

  • Calaveras Road remains open to the public
  • Large haul trucks expected between 7:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. Monday thru Friday only.
  • Please drive and ride safely on the narrow portions of Calaveras Road and expect delays
  • Speed limit is 25 mph in construction zones.

Future Road Closure ­ Calaveras Road

The SFPUC will continue to work with Alameda and Santa Clara county staff to temporarily close Calaveras Road south of Geary Road to the project site for an 18 month period starting June 2016, weekdays only. The closure is necessary to protect the safety of the public on the road, while large trucks haul sands and gravels to the site.

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