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
Can you describe the small-scale lightweight concrete mobile mixer anticipated to occur in the project area and what the concrete will be used for?
The small-scale lightweight concrete mobile mixer is projected to operate in the closed construction lane on the east side of Beach Park Boulevard. Lightweight cellular structural fill concrete will be mixed on site with a mobile truck and pumped with foam (air) to be used as structural backfill as part of the levee backfill along
The community was informed through Construction Update newsletters (first one sent out late February), press releases, social media posts and reminders, the project website and the March 11 Community Update. Signage was also in place the first week of March.
The Phase 3 trail closure from the San Mateo Bridge to Anchor Road is beginning sooner than planned due to early construction progress. Closing this section of trail will help keep sheet pile machines moving and maintain progress toward opening the trail as soon as possible.
Will the dirt bike area or “BMX Park” be accessible after the Levee Improvements Project is complete?
Once the project is complete, all of the shoreline access points to public land, including a number of trails, will be restored using a combination of stairs and ADA accessible ramps. Access points to private property in the area, which is sometimes cited as part of the “BMX Park,” however, will be available to property
As part of the project design, two small bridges will be built at the crossings to and from Belmont and Redwood Shores. The City has ensured that during construction either the bridge/access point near Baffin Street OR the one near Rock Harbor Lane will remain open for public use. During construction, the southernmost trail access
The contractor will typically use one of two methods to transport fill: for levee areas nearer to Sea Cloud Park, they will use smaller dump trucks that can travel along the levee; for levee areas further from the Sea Cloud Park, they will use haul trucks on surface streets. The work will be sequenced so