South San Francisco, CA March 4, 2016 Submitted by City of South San Francisco
Tree Removal along El Camino Real between Southwood Drive and Orange Avenue
Beginning as early as Monday, March 7th, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, (SFPUC) will remove approximately 34 trees, and one previously fallen tree, on the SFPUC’s right of way to prepare for pipe installation along El Camino Real between Orange Avenue and Southwood Drive. This work is part of the Regional Groundwater Storage & Recovery Project.
The parking lane and one traveling lane along southbound El Camino Real between Southwood Drive and Orange Avenue will be closed Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The sidewalk between Southwood Drive and W Orange Avenue will be closed to pedestrian traffic Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. All pedestrian traffic will be detoured via Westborough Boulevard and Orange Avenue.
The SFPUC will install an eight-inch diameter pipeline along El Camino Real and once the Project is complete, it will connect our regional water customers with a water supply that can be used during a drought or other emergency.
The trees along the pipeline alignment are aging, and some are in very poor health. Digging the trenches to place the pipeline could damage the trees’ root structure and become a safety hazard. Therefore, these trees cannot be saved, and will be removed prior to pipeline construction.
The SFPUC will replace the trees with new vegetation along the right of way in accordance with the SFPUC’s vegetation management policy. The SFPUC is coordinating with the City of South San Francisco on the tree replanting plan.
The trees to be removed are marked with ribbons. Please review the map above for the approximate location of the trees to be removed.
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