For immediate release: November 9, 2021
Contact: Levee Project Hotline at 1-800-213-6320, email@example.com
As the Levee Improvements Project completes its first full year of construction, the project team is highlighting milestones and sharing safety reminders for the community.
“The Levee Improvements Project is a major construction initiative with a lot of complexity, and we are pleased with all that has been accomplished so far, such as the sheet pile installation completion,” said Project Manager Paul Nagengast. “Our team has been working safely and diligently to keep the project moving forward as quickly as possible. This important work would not be possible without the patience and cooperation from the community.”
In June, the Levee Improvements Project completed Phase 3 sheet pile installation and grading from the San Mateo Bridge to Anchor Road, marking a significant milestone. Additionally, in October the backfill of Baffin Street Bridge was completed and cofferdam has been removed. Though the permanent sheet piles have been installed and graded, the contractor may revisit sections of the sheet piles and there will still be construction activities within the project area for the duration of the project to complete the necessary levee improvements.
As construction activities continue it is crucial that the community continue to follow safety protocols. Below are important safety and traffic tips to keep in mind while near the project area:
- Even when work is not underway in a specific location, it is not safe for the public to be anywhere inside the work zone. Trespassing into the closed, fenced trail and staging areas is prohibited at all times.
- The bike lanes are for cyclists only and posted detours should be utilized.
- Pedestrians (non-motorized scooters, rollerbladers, skateboarders) should not jog or walk in the bike lane or the road.
- Motorists are urged to exercise additional caution when driving along Beach Park Boulevard. The speed limit along Beach Park Boulevard, from Foster City Boulevard to Teal Street, has been reduced to 25 mph for the duration of the project and will be enforced.
The Foster City Police Department has been increasing patrols and will enforce these measures. It is important that everyone stay aware and follow safety guidelines to keep the community safe.
To learn more about the project visit the project website: www.FosterCityLevee.org, where community members can review detour maps, the construction timeline and levee renderings, read through Frequently Asked Questions, and even sign up for regular construction updates. Any construction-related inquiries may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or can be reported to the project hotline at 1-800-213-6320 (calls will typically be returned within 24 hours).