Flood Zone Construction Details

In September 2020, construction started on the North Shoreview Flood Improvement Project. Some of the work includes improvements to the Coyote Point and Poplar Avenue Pump Stations, and will prompt the temporary detour of the Bay Trail through the North Shoreview Neighborhood.

The full of scope of work includes raising a 1,300-foot levee segment located between the San Mateo and Burlingame border off Airport Boulevard and adjacent to the Peninsula Humane Society. The work also includes updating electrical controls, correcting structural deficiencies, installing backup power generation, increasing pumping capacity at the Coyote Point and Poplar Avenue Pump Stations, and installing trash capture devices.

Construction will include sheet piling work that could be disruptive to residents closest to the Poplar Avenue Pump Station. We will make every effort to minimize the construction noise. 

On Monday, May 4, 2020, the San Mateo City Council approved an agreement for $24 million for construction services with Anderson Pacific Engineering Construction.

Project Schedule:

September – December 2020

  • Groundbreaking and site preparation
  • Close access to Bay Trail near project sites, establish and place signage for residential detour
  • Start Coyote Point Levee Earthwork

 January – June 2021

  • Set new transformer and switch service for existing pump stations
  • Continue levee earthwork including mass grading and excavations 

 July – December 2021

  • Continue excavation for new pump stations
  • Underground concrete structures and large retaining walls expected to be in place by the end of this summer
  • By fall, gradually transition to the above ground structures, and later to electrical and mechanical installations

 January June 2022 

 July – December 2022

  • Continue to build new pump stations, electrical buildings, and all other necessary structural features
  • Commission new pump stations

 January April 2023

  • Post construction site restorations, bio retention basins, and all necessary functional features
  • Demobilize construction site
  • Open Bay Trail to all, demobilize detour

Construction schedules are subject to change without notice. 

Construction Hours: 

Work Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday
Work on weekends and at night, if needed.

Project Contacts: 

Jana Cadiz, Assistant Engineer, City of San Mateo 

jcadiz@cityofsanmateo.org / (650) 522-7575 


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