Newsletter – August 27, 2021
Construction of the Wastewater Treatment Plant continues to make great progress. The final phase of pile driving began in July and is scheduled to be completed in September. Approximately 50 percent of the piles have been driven.
Foundation piles are being driven to support the structure, keep it in place during seismic events, and to prevent uplift (floating) from groundwater at the site. Pile driving is an important construction method to ensure stability in the Bay Mud that underlies the site.
Pile-driving noise will vary depending on the location, environmental conditions, and type of soil. We understand that pile driving can be an inconvenience to nearby businesses and residents. The City is committed to minimizing the effects of construction on the neighboring community and will be using several noise reduction and control measures during this work.
You can watch the new buildings come to life via live camera feeds on our WWTP page.
The City’s contractors continue to make steady progress on Phase 3 construction of the UFES project at the Event Center site. Over 80 percent of the work related to excavation of the soil inside the shoring system is complete and is expected to be 100 percent complete this summer. Increased truck traffic will continue to and from South Delaware Street. Approved work hours at the Event Center site are between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Pipeline installation work continues along Saratoga Drive, and similar work is expected to begin along South Delaware Street within the next several months. Approved work hours for work along Saratoga Drive are between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Traffic control measures remain in place. Signs are placed in specific areas to provide direction and ensure the safety of drivers.
*Construction schedules and traffic patterns are subject to change.
The Clean Water Program’s UFES construction is well underway and we want to keep you informed. The team established multiple information channels for residents and business owners to stay connected.
Sign up for construction alerts by texting the word UFES to 1-833-321-0231, email us at info@CleanWaterProgramSanMateo.org or call our hotline at 1-650-522-7250.
You can also visit our UFES project page to see project details and sign up for our e-newsletter. If you don’t want to opt in, but still want information, bookmark the link where we post our updates to the project website.
The City’s Contractor continues to make progress on the El Camino Real Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project. The work being performed is part of the City of San Mateo’s Annual Sewer Rehabilitation Program for the overall wastewater collection system. Improvements to the City’s sewer system will help prevent sewer overflows and help the City comply with regulatory requirements.
The majority of the open-cut trenching and manhole repairs are complete. Most of the remaining repairs utilize pipe lining material and will be performed without excavation. The project is anticipated to be complete in November 2021.
Mitigation measures are in place to minimize the effects of the project on residents, businesses, commuters, and others. Notifications will continue to be sent to ensure that occupants and business owners are well-informed about the project and the construction schedule.
Construction at the Dale Avenue Pump Station and pipeline work along Dale Avenue is nearing completion. The remaining work along Dale Avenue includes installation of pipeline components, backfilling excavations, equipment removal, and pavement restoration. The pipeline work on Dale Avenue is expected to extend until September 2021. Work at the pump station will continue and will be completed in early 2022.
Project work at the pump station includes installation of critical mechanical and electrical systems to prepare for startup and testing. Once this work is completed, interior and exterior improvements, site restoration, equipment removal and clean up will continue into 2022.
General work hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Certain types of activities may be approved to occur on Saturdays during the day or overnight when flows are at their lowest. Residents can expect to experience some short-term inconveniences, such as noise and vibration due to trucks and equipment operating around the sites. Traffic control and parking restrictions will be implemented as required for safety. Mitigation measures will be in place to minimize the effects of the project on residents. Mufflers and sound curtains will be used to limit the noise.
For general questions and information please call 1-650-727-6870, or email info@CleanWaterProgramSanMateo.org. or contact CWP Project Manager Court Harris at 1-206-853-6783 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Billy Robowski of Anvil Builders at 1-408-410-6068.
For more information on this project, please visit our Dale Avenue Pump Station page.
The purpose of the Pacific Boulevard Force Main Project is to improve the ability of the overall wastewater collection system to manage heavy seasonal rainfall. The project is part of the larger Basins 2 & 3 Collection System Upgrades, which will help prevent sewer overflows, as well as help the City comply with regulatory requirements.
Construction began in July 2021 and will extend until early 2022. This Pacific Boulevard Force Main Project will construct approximately 2,850 feet of new 14-inch force main. Several construction methods, such as open-cut trenching and horizontal directional drilling, will be used to reduce potential impacts on the public. Most of the new pipelines will be constructed in City streets, including in some high-traffic areas.
Mitigation measures will be in place to minimize any noise, dust, vibration, and traffic effects of the project on residents, businesses, commuters, and others. Notifications were mailed to residents and businesses prior to the start of construction, and the contractor will provide additional notices 2 to 3 days prior to work starting in your area.
For more information on this project, please visit our Pacific Blvd project page.
As part of the City of San Mateo Clean Water Program, crews are performing Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) inspections for the E Basin project. Crews utilize a remote-controlled camera to help the City check the condition of pipes and obtain information that enable the City to identify problem areas in the collection system, such as aging sewer infrastructure, capacity issues and sanitary sewer overflows.
CCTV work began in February 2021 and is expected to be complete in October 2021. The work being performed includes cleaning and video inspections of approximately 206,000 linear feet of pipe in the public right-of-way, 49,000 linear feet on private property, and approximately 1,300 manholes.
Notifications were mailed to residents and businesses prior to the start of work, and the contractor will provide additional notices 2 to 3 days prior to work starting in your area.