Construction Activities and Impacts

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

2021-04-01T09:27:07-07:00April 1st, 2021|

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

2021-03-09T19:31:41-08:00March 9th, 2021|

Will trail access to Redwood Shores, Belmont, and San Mateo be maintained during construction?

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

2021-03-02T17:43:46-08:00March 2nd, 2021|

Why is work starting in the southern area of the levee, rather than in the far-north portion where there are no homes or residents who may be disturbed by the construction activity?

The southern portion of the project has the most restrictions in terms of permits and sensitive habitat considerations (primarily identification of endangered species nesting activity during certain months), which affect the allowable “windows” within which work may take place. As a result, there is less overall time to get the work done in the southern

2021-03-02T17:42:30-08:00March 2nd, 2021|

Why can’t the trail remain open on parts of the levee where there is not active construction?

The 2017 Environmental Impact Report (EIR) assumed a five-phase construction plan in which no two contiguous (adjacent) segments of the Bay Trail would be closed at one time. Subsequent to certification of that EIR, the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), the regulatory agency with permitting jurisdiction over the Project, by issuance of

2021-03-02T17:41:53-08:00March 2nd, 2021|

Why does the project have to take place now and why can’t it be postponed until after the COVID-19 pandemic?

We understand that this is a difficult time for many people during the ongoing pandemic. However, it is not feasible to postpone the Levee Improvements Project, and leave the City and its residents at risk both from flood or earthquake, and additional financial burden. The City must show progress on improving the levee to comply

2021-03-02T17:39:55-08:00March 2nd, 2021|

How will the City be addressing any graffiti on the K-rails?

As part of the project, the contractor is required to maintain the K-rail and handle any required K-rail clean up. Foster City residents may always report tips on graffiti to our Anonymous Tip and Graffiti Hotline at (650) 286-3323. Find more information about the hotline at

2021-03-02T09:52:49-08:00February 22nd, 2021|
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