Improved Levee & Trail

What is the striping plan for the levee trail?

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

2023-06-29T23:03:33-07:00June 29th, 2023|

Where can pedestrians walk on newly constructed levee/bay trail?

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

2023-05-24T12:43:40-07:00February 27th, 2023|

When will the trail open for Phases 1, 2 and 3?

January 2024 is the final Project completion date and all activities will be completed by then. Due to Contract Change Order No. Thirty-one (CCO #31) to Shimmick Construction Co. Inc., approved by City Council on March 6, 2023, the contractor is working toward the following milestones: Phase 1 Milestone (Port Royal Avenue to Shorebird Park):

2023-07-28T18:46:51-07:00December 21st, 2022|

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

2023-05-24T12:42:56-07:00July 20th, 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

2023-05-24T12:40:45-07:00October 15th, 2021|

What will be the width of the Levee Trail?

The finished Levee Trail will consist of a 12-foot asphalt concrete path, plus a four-foot decomposed granite shoulder on the bay side, and a two-foot decomposed granite shoulder on the inboard (land) side (totaling 18-feet width) with the following exceptions:   A section of 10-foot wide path connecting to City of San Mateo pathways (which

2023-05-24T12:39:58-07:00March 2nd, 2021|

What will be the height of the levee wall?

The final height of the levee wall will vary. From Baywinds Park to the Beach Park Boulevard/Foster City Boulevard intersection, the final height of the wall, including wall cap, will be 3.5 feet above the walking surface. That is the minimum height required for safety due to the drop-off that is created on the bay

2023-05-24T12:39:22-07:00March 2nd, 2021|

Why was a natural metal surface selected instead of a painted coating for the exposed sheet pile wall?

A natural metal surface was selected for a number of reasons: Over time, a painted metal surface will exhibit ‘weeping’ through the coating, leading to streaking and staining of the wall surface, and requiring frequent paint touch-ups to maintain a uniform appearance. New paint over existing sun-worn paint can look uneven and splotchy A natural metal surface will age nicely and wear more uniformly

2023-05-24T12:42:28-07:00January 21st, 2021|
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