The contractor and City staff have taken note of the public's recommendations regarding striping along the Phase 1 portion of the levee trail. Changes will be implemented for Phase 2 and Phase 3 portions of the levee trail to remove the pedestrian arrows and will instead feature pedestrian symbols facing each direction, clearly indicating a
Striping on the newly paved levee/bay trail is meant to serve as a guide for pedestrians and cyclists. Pedestrians are permitted to walk on the paved asphalt, marked with pedestrian symbols, as well as the decomposed granite paving walkway. While only the asphalt could be marked with symbols, the pedestrian walkway includes the entire width
January 2024 is the final Project completion date and all activities will be completed by then. The Levee Improvements Project contractor has achieved Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3 Milestones, as noted below. The contractor is currently working toward substantial and final completion. Phase 1 Milestone (Port Royal Avenue to Shorebird Park): Access Restored
The levee design elevation has accounted for wave run-up, and the access points are protected from wave run-up with a concrete floodwall on the bay side of the access point. Flood barriers are also located at the egress bridge. Elevations along the new trail (bottom of the openings) are generally at least four feet above
Starting on or around June 6, 2022, access to Belmont/Redwood Shores via the Baffin Bridge will be open. The current detour map is always available on the homepage of our project website. While the Baffin Bridge will be reopened, it is important to note that project construction activities are ongoing. To find the Anticipated Project
Signage was posted in the Baffin area 30 days prior to the reopening. Additionally, notifications went out in our weekly Construction Update newsletter, social media and on our project website.
Why was there a period of time where work was not conducted in the Baffin/Phase 1 area (Port Royal Drive to Shorebird Park)?
In the southern end of the project, the contractor’s permit restricts operations during bird nesting windows unless bird nesting surveys are completed and approved by the permitting agencies. Environmental surveys were conducted by a biologist to ensure Ridgway’s Rail and California Black Rail birds are protected during their nesting season. The surveys determine whether protected
As part of the project design, two small bridges are being built at the crossings to and from Belmont and Redwood Shores. The Baffin Bridge was closed while the contractor constructed the bridge. During construction of the Baffin Bridge, the second bridge to the west remained open to allow access to/from Redwood Shores. Now, the
What will the levee wall look like along Beach Park Boulevard, between the northern edge of Shorebird Park and the Swordfish Street intersection?
A portion of the retaining wall will be “set back” away from Beach Park Boulevard closer to the edge of the trail (as shown below in Graphic A). This will allow the height of the retaining wall to be reduced and more space between the wall and street to be created for landscaping. To soften
The contractor will be performing work parallel to Lakeside Drive, which will impact parking space along a portion of the street. This work is anticipated to begin in late September 2021. Please see the maps below. [Updated 8/26/21]