Friday, November 22, 2013

Construction Update: Saturday and Sunday Work

On Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24, construction work will take place in the SFPUC right of way near the Mission Blvd. to I-680 on-ramp between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Workers will be excavating and removing elements of the original water system to ensure that construction can resume on-schedule next week.

Construction activities will continue next week, Monday, November 25 through Wednesday, November 27, and will be on hold Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The project team wishes you a safe and happy holiday.

If you have questions or concerns, please call our 24-hour answering service at 866-973-1476.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you to Fremont residents and commuters who have followed our project updates as we work to ensure the delivery of water to the Bay Area through the BDPL 3&4 Seismic Upgrade project.

We appreciate the input you have given us as we complete this complicated project and work to minimize inconveniences to those who live and drive around the project site.

Construction will continue during regular work hours through Wednesday, Nov. 27, but no work will take place on Thursday, Nov. 28 or Friday, Nov. 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Have a lovely holiday and call our 24/7 hotline with any questions: 866-973-1476

Friday, November 8, 2013

Construction Update: Excavation Work to Take Place in Right of Way along Tissiack Place

Starting Wednesday, November 13, construction activities will take place during regular work hours, 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Workers will be replacing the Bay Division Pipeline No. 4, which runs parallel to the Bay Division Pipeline No. 3 that was upgraded in the Right of Way in August and September. The work will take place in SFPUC’s right of way parallel to Tissiack Place, between Mission Blvd. and Nugget Way.

This second pipeline will enhance the reliability of our water system in the event of an earthquake or other emergency. Installing the pipe will not require construction outside of regular work hours and will not require the closure of Nugget Way.

If you have questions or concerns, please call our 24-hour answering service at 866-973-1476.

Work will take place in the blue area.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A Bison Beneath Mission Boulevard

Vertebra bone found at the
construction site.
Paleontologists discovered fossilized bones of multiple species during construction this summer.  In addition to many microfossils (e.g. birds, fish, clams, and reptiles) several large mammal bones were found, possibly of an extinct type of bison believed to have lived during the Rancholabrean age sometime between 10,000 and 300,000 years ago.  Buffalo, the largest land animals in North America today, are a form of bison.  Because vertebrate remains are very rare these ice age fossils are considered a significant discovery and protected by both state and federal laws and regulations.

Paleontologists have been working at the site alongside construction crews in order to thoroughly evaluate and protect the fossil finds while causing minimal impact on the construction schedule. The team does not expect the discoveries to affect the construction project’s target completion date in late 2014.

Paleontologist Richard Serrano excavating finds.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Construction Update: Upcoming Saturday Work Planned Around Mission Blvd. in Fremont

On Saturdays November 2 and November 9, construction activities adjacent to 
Mission Blvd. will take place between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Workers will be placing a base slab for the seismically-engineered concrete box beneath Mission Blvd. as well as reinforcing abutments along the path of the pipeline. The work will not impact traffic on Mission Blvd. or local roads.

 If you have questions or concerns, please call our 24-hour answering service at 866-973-1476.