FAQs

How will the new levee prevent flooding?

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

2022-07-20T16:07:44-07:00July 20th, 2022|

Does the Baffin reopening change the current detour?

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

2022-05-27T15:23:10-07:00May 24th, 2022|

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

2022-05-24T10:18:46-07:00May 24th, 2022|

Why was the Baffin Bridge closed?

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

2022-05-24T10:16:39-07:00May 24th, 2022|

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

2021-10-15T13:49:36-07:00October 15th, 2021|

When the sheet piles are installed between the San Mateo Bridge and Baywinds, and the tide is high, preventing a water user from walking back to Baywinds via the water/mud, but they can egress the water via a ramp; How will they describe their location? Need to remember that they may be first time Baywinds users, may not be familiar with the location of the ramps, and will not be able to see over the sheet piles.

The rescuee should identify their location using any available visible landmarks in their immediate proximity or distance from identifiable landmarks (i.e. "I’m located ½ mile from the San Francisco side of the San Mateo Bridge on the shore on the Baywinds park side of the bay"). In addition, the City is working with the contractor

2021-06-03T18:02:32-07:00June 3rd, 2021|

During a water rescue, it is assumed the location of the person to be rescued is asked by 911/Coast Guard. With reference to the San Mateo Bridge, would it be the clearest to say the San Francisco side or the San Jose side? If one is somewhat close to shore the location may be East, but if they are out past the high rise, the location may be North.

When giving their location in relation to the bridge it’s important that the rescuee identify their location as either San Francisco side or San Jose side of the San Mateo Bridge. In addition, the City is working with the contractor to have colored banners installed at boat ramps to further help rescuees identify their locations. Once the colored banners

2021-06-03T18:00:29-07:00June 3rd, 2021|

During a water rescue and 911 and/or the Coast Guard are called, what information should the rescuee be prepared to provide?

The rescuee should be prepared to provide their location using landmarks or gps coordinates, relay information on their physical condition pertaining to any injuries they might have and report as to whether or not they are wearing a personal flotation device (PFD). They should also identify as to whether they have proper thermal protection and how many people are

2021-06-03T17:58:44-07:00June 3rd, 2021|
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