Construction for the Levee Improvements Project is underway, which requires pedestrian and bicyclist detours onto public streets while the project is in construction. Due to the increased pedestrian and cyclist usage, the designated detour route on Edgewater Boulevard, from Beach Park Boulevard to Baffin Street, will receive temporary bike lanes to enhance safety.
The Levee Improvements Project is advancing ahead of the anticipated schedule, with the closure of the Levee Trail from the San Mateo Bridge to Anchor Road (Phase 3) expected to take place beginning April 1, 2021. Progress is also being made along Beach Park Boulevard, where sheet piles will begin to be installed during the week of March 1-5 from Shorebird Park to Bridgeview Park.
Foster City is launching a new series of weekly sessions, called “Levee Live,” to provide community members with a live forum to discuss the Levee Improvements Project with project experts. Every Thursday, beginning February 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the project team will be hosting Levee Live Sessions via Zoom.
As part of the Levee Improvements Project, the approximately 60 streetlights on the east side of Beach Park Boulevard from Shorebird Park to Bridgeview Park are scheduled to be removed beginning Tuesday, February 16 (weather permitting).
Foster City is excited to announce the launch of a dedicated Levee Improvements Project website at fostercitylevee.org. The new website offers a user friendly and dynamic one-stop-shop for all information related to the Levee Improvements Project.
To further enhance the safety of bicyclists, runners, pedestrians, and motorists, the City will be reducing the speed limit on a section of Beach Park Boulevard to 25 miles per hour. This change is anticipated to take place as soon as appropriate signage can be installed.
Beginning on Monday, January 11, 2021, Beach Park Boulevard from approximately Foster City Boulevard to Teal Street will be temporarily restriped and reconfigured as part of the Levee Improvements Project.
The planned closure of the Levee Trail from Shorebird Park to the San Mateo Bridge (Phase 2) is expected to take place on or around January 19, 2021 (this is rescheduled from the original date of January 7). This closure is in addition to the existing closure of the Levee Trail from Port Royal Avenue to Shorebird Park (Phase 1).
To maximize public safety, facilitate efficient construction, and maintain the overall project timeline, the Levee Trail from Shorebird Park to just north of the San Mateo Bridge will be closed, beginning on or around January 7, 2021.
On the morning of October 14, 2020, a small group of City staff and dignitaries ceremoniously broke ground on the Foster City Levee Improvements Project! The event marked the official start of this three-year construction project to protect the community from storm and flood hazards, reinforce the levee against earthquake damage, and improve the popular levee trail.
The initial work along the Levee Trail from approximately Port Royal Ave. to Shorebird Park/Halibut St. is expected to commence on October 28, 2020. For public safety and more expedient construction, the 2.5 miles of the Levee Trail in this area will be closed to public use on that date, for at least 10-12 months.
This coming Tuesday, September 29, Shimmick Construction will begin preparing Bridgeview Park for set up of their primary construction office trailers, which will serve as field headquarters for the upcoming Levee Improvements Project.