Front of Plant Site Preparation Work Underway at Silicon Valley Clean Water

Site preparation improvements are underway at Silicon Valley Clean Water’s 10-acre front-of-plant (FoP) site at 1400 Radio Road at the southeastern tip of Redwood Shores.

The first activities last week were installation of an exclusion fence and marking the surface of the site.

There is a large bulldozer on site now and more heavy equipment is scheduled to arrive this week. The next tasks are a small removal of spoils for disposal on-site.

The project provides site improvements needed to support new facilities that will be constructed on the site starting in late 2018 through 2022. As part of conveyance system upgrades, SVCW has planned improvements on plant property required to complete conveyance system upgrades, and meet forthcoming nutrient removal requirements from the Regional Water Quality Control Board. Improvements planned within the front-of-plant area include a new receiving lift station, headworks, flow diversion structure, odor control, electrical facilities and a storm water pump station.

Civil site improvements are needed to support these new facilities including the stabilization of the soils in the front of plant area, construction of paved site access and parking, gate for access, grading and drainage for stormwater, utilities to serve each facility including lighting for safe access, and chain link fencing.

Truck traffic coming along Redwood Shores Parkway to the plant will average about 50 round-trips per day during the project, bringing in materials needed to stabilize the site. All traffic will be directed to not exceed the 25-mph speed limit in Redwood Shores and to drive in the right-hand lanes whenever possible.

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