Attention Recreational Water Users Who Utilize Baywinds Park for Access
The City, the Levee Improvements Project team, and the contractor (Shimmick) have been working together to provide accommodations for recreational water users’ access from Baywinds Park during construction. The contractor has indicated they do not anticipate performing major work in the Baywinds Park area for this season, through 2021. Some minor work will occur, and those areas will be fenced off to the public (see map for fenced areas).
There will be no shoreline access beyond the beach to the San Mateo Bridge, and no special shoreline return/exit points (except for emergencies) as this section will remain an active construction area. Because of this it is crucial that recreational water users return to Baywinds Park or the beach when exiting the water. This is an important safety measure. We are asking representatives of the boarding community to encourage all new or beginning boarders to not enter the water if they cannot be certain they will be able to exit at those identified points only.
The contractor will be performing work along the portion of Lakeside Drive just west of Baywinds Park, which will result in the removal of some parking along that section of the street. The work is anticipated to begin in late September 2021.
There will be an increase in trucking and construction activity in the Phase 3 area of the project (between the Bridge and the Golf Course) as the contractor begins excavation of retaining walls in the area. In addition, the contractor is expecting to perform work in the area west of Mariners Point by the beginning of October 2021. Please note that signage will be posted in both areas 30 days prior to construction taking place.
Please keep in mind that after end of year 2021 the contractor will need to complete significant trail, access points to the Bay, and wall work in the area, which will require further access restrictions. The contractor will provide 30- day notice prior to that work taking place.
The Contractor has been in contact with Foster City Fire and Rescue teams regarding emergency access during project construction. There will be an access point available in the event of emergencies only, which cannot be used for recreational egress.