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
What is the projected height of the levee and wall together on Beach Park Blvd, and on which side of the pathway will it be?
The overall height of the levee and wall along Beach Park Boulevard from Bridgeview Park to Shorebird Park will generally be 5-6 feet higher than the current elevation; however, the height of the wall from the walking surface will only be 3.5 feet. The wall will be on the bay side of the pathway.
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
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
Renderings of typical levee segments are available on the project About page under "What Will the Levee Look Like?"
Detailed plans are available on the project web page: Documents and Resources. If you have questions about specific design plans for the levee segment nearest to your property, you can contact Foster City Public Works staff at (650) 286-3270. Immediate construction concerns may be reported to the project hotline at (800) 213-6320.