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.
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.
In September 2021, the contractor began work along the portion of Lakeside Drive just west of Baywinds Park, which resulted in the removal of some parking along that section of the street.
There has been 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 began excavation of retaining walls in the area. In addition, the contractor began work in the area west of Mariners Point in October 2021. Please note that signage was posted in both areas 30 days prior to construction taking place.
Please keep in mind that in 2022 the contractor will need to complete significant work in the area that will require further access restrictions. The contractor will provide 30- day notice prior to that work taking place. While the contractor does not have a definitive 2022 work schedule at this time, the team expects to have a better understanding of the schedule and its impacts in the first quarter of 2022. Updated information will be provided in early 2022 as soon as it becomes available.
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.