Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Sunol Valley Construction Updates for the Thanksgiving Weekend

The wild turkeys are out and about at the Calaveras Dam Replacement Project. For the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, we wanted to share with you some reminders for our projects:

Calaveras Road Users:
The closed portion of Calaveras Road will be OPEN to the public this Thanksgiving Holiday on November 24, 2016 and the day after Thanksgiving on November 25, 2016. The road will be closed again on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 11:00 p.m.

Please see more details by visiting www.sfwater.org/calaverasroad
Thank you for your ongoing patience during our road closure.

Calaveras Dam Replacement Project
Constructions crews are off on the Thanksgiving  Holiday on November 24, 2016 and the day after Thanksgiving on November 25, 2016. Regular work will resume on November 28th.

Fish Passage Project within Alameda Creek Watershed
Constructions crews are off this week and there will be no construction activity at the Fish Passage project site located in Sunol Regional Wilderness Park. Regular work will resume on November 28th.

From all of the construction teams, we hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Fish Passage Facilities Project Celebrates Milestone for the Season

This week, the construction teams for the Fish Passage Facilities within Alameda Creek Watershed Project celebrated a few milestones. In preparation for the winter, much work must be completed within the stream. They have completed critical in-water work within the stream bed for the season. This work included completion of the conveyance structure. We also completed a concrete slab for the intake structure. The new intake structure will be constructed next year. All of this was work was completed while maintaining a safety record with zero recordable incidents this year.

View of conveyance structure completed with the Alameda Creek Diversion Dam in the background. The stream channel was also backfilled with river rock to winterize the site.

The construction teams took a break for a photo today
to celebrate maintaing a safety record for the project

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Building the Calaveras Dam Replacement Project Safely

Today, the Calaveras Dam Replacement Project took a moment to celebrate another safety milestone. We have reached over 105,000 safety hours with zero recordable incidents for this quarter. 

Our crews from the joint venture of Dragados USA, Flatiron and Sukut Construction have been working both day and night shifts in Sunol Valley. This safety record is very impressive with all the major work that has involved operating heavy machinery, prepping the foundation for the new dam, importing of materials to the site and placing materials to build the replacement dam. Along with a great safety record, we have also brought on over 280 new local hires to the project this quarter. 

Since construction began in 2011, we have reached over 1.4 million total working hours on the job. Our project has not had any lost time recordable incidents since 2012. We strive to maintain our safety culture here at the Calaveras Dam Replacement Project as we continue the critical work ahead to construct the replacement dam. 

Calaveras Dam workers pose for a photo today at the Safety Milestone celebration

Our workers have been working in tight areas where safety is always a priority

Friday, November 4, 2016

Photo Friday Fall Back

It is that wonderful weekend of the year when we gain an extra hour of sleep as daylight saving time ends. 

Thinking about those lighter mornings, here's a photo of dawn at San Antonio Reservoir in our Alameda Creek Watershed. 

See you around the Valley! And don't forget to set your clocks back one hour at 2:00 a.m. this Sunday!