Silicon Valley Clean Water Project Construction in June


A project to rehabilitate the existing biosolids drying beds at Silicon Valley Clean Water’s treatment plant at 1400 Radio Road is nearing completion and will require cement trucks traversing Redwood Shores Parkway for three days in June, all concentrated between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. for their roundtrips. The current schedule, which may change as construction conditions change, is:

  • 6/11 – Thirty-five (35) trucks
  • 6/17 – Fifty-five (55) trucks
  • 6/22 – Fifty-five (55) trucks

The project has significant environmental benefits by lining the beds and by making the drying process much more efficient. The work includes lime stabilization of the existing soil base, a new concrete floor and access ramps, internal roadway improvements, and a new decant system and pump station. The overall drying bed area is not increasing.

In the long term, the improvements will reduce the number of trucks leaving the SVCW site annually from about 600 to about 300 and significantly reduce biosolids disposal costs.

Questions: 650-585-2181,
or email or

Silicon Valley Clean Water
1400 Radio Road
Redwood City, CA 94065
Phone: 650-591-7121

Silicon Valley Clean Water
1400 Radio Road
Redwood City, CA 94065
Phone: 650-591-7121

SVCW provides wastewater services to residents and businesses in

Redwood City, San Carlos, Belmont, and West Bay Sanitary District


Redwood Shores Construction Alert

The following message has been shared with RSCA regarding road work being done in the Marlin Park area of Redwood Shores. Residents in the affected areas should have received this message in a letter, but for those outside the region or visiting this area, please be aware of work being done that may affect access or may be disruptive with noise. 

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AT&T Construction Through August

AT&T will be installing a number of infrastructure improvements for its wired communication services, including placing Lightspeed cabinet boxes in Redwood Shores for U-verse high-speed internet, television and telephone service. Because of this, construction crews will be at various sites throughout the month. Please be on the lookout in these areas to slow down while passing construction zones stay extra wary of pedestrians when passing these sites.

The proposed construction schedule for Redwood Shores is as follows:

Batch 1:
Estimated window start time: Week of 7/25/2011

  • Davit and Shell
  • MH 755 Redwood Shores PKWY
  • 1 Egret Ln

Batch 2:
Estimated window start time: Week of 8/8/2011

  • 601 & 650 Redwood Shores PKWY
  • 1 Avocet Dr
  • 440 Marine PKWY

Batch 3:
Estimated window start time: Week of 8/22/2011

  • 455 Compass Cir
  • 397 Lanyard Dr
  • 800 Marine PKWY
  • 595 Shell PKWY

Batch 4:
Estimated window start time: Week of 9/5/2011

  • 400 Tiller Ln
  • 554 Marine PKWY
  • 700 Marine PKWY
  • Shearwater & Mindanao

Road Work Ahead

Redwood City’s Public Works Service Department would like you to take notice of  upcoming road repairs in Redwood Shores.


Redwood City is  planning to conduct road repairs on Redwood Shores Pkwy, Bridge Pkwy, and Shell Pkwy, beginning this week. Most of the asphalt and curb damage is due to tree roots from the nearby trees. The work will be performed by the City’s contractor, SpenCon Construction. No trees will be removed as a part of this work.

This information has been communicated to the Redwood Shores community at the general membership meeting last week and we will advertise the work with changeable message sign boards which will be parked on Redwood Shores Parkway to alert drivers of the upcoming work.

The street messages will read: ‘Road Work Next 2 weeks’. Work in the area should begin by the end of this week, weather permitting.

Thank you in advance for your patience and for driving safely!

— Mike Gibbons, M.P.A.

— Public Works Superintendent

Redwood City Neighborhood Street Improvements Scheduled to Begin in September

As part of its roadway preventative maintenance program, Redwood City is about to start road resurfacing projects on a number of neighborhood streets. This will provide smoother, safer, improved roadways – but will cause some inconvenience to residents and motorists in these areas during the work.

The work is scheduled to begin Wednesday, September 1st, and will be completed in approximately eight-to-ten weeks.

Below is a list of streets scheduled for this work, beginning with Redwood Shores locations.

  • Shoreway Road from Redwood Shores Parkway to the City Limits at U.S. 101
  • Redwood Shores Parkway from Shoreway Road to the City Limits at U.S. 101
  • Alameda de las Pulgas from Woodside to Massachusetts
  • Fernside Street from Alameda to Massachusetts
  • Fernside Street from Carson to McGarvey
  • Goodwin Avenue from Fernside to Alameda
  • Roosevelt Avenue from Hudson to El Camino
  • Hopkins Avenue from the City Limits west of Alameda to El Camino
  • Circle Road from Whipple to Hopkins
  • Edgewood Road from the City Limits west of Alameda to El Camino
  • Canyon Road from Jefferson to the City Limits near Cordilleras
  • Massachusetts Avenue from Fernside to Woodside
  • Crompton Road from Alameda to Dover
  • Vera Avenue from Crompton to Alameda
  • Dover Road from Jefferson to Alameda
  • Devon Way from Jefferson to Oak Ridge
  • Oak Ridge from Jefferson to Dover
  • Lancaster from Jefferson to Dover

 Neighbors are being notified of scheduling and details of the work, and appropriate “No Parking” signage is being installed. The short-term inconvenience consists of a requirement to keep cars off the street during certain portions of the work, and to park cars off the street for approximately two days after the work.

The City will take all reasonable measures to minimize the impact of construction activity in neighborhoods, though some inconvenience is unavoidable. Motorists should expect periodic lane closures, detours, some dust, and temporary parking restrictions during construction.  All roadway users are asked to be particularly cautious during construction.

Overall work hours will be 7:30 am until 4 pm. During the main part of the work, streets will normally be reopened to traffic by 5 pm. However, streets may be closed later if necessary to allow the new surfacing to fully “cure.”

In general, the process for this resurfacing project will involve two phases, Prep Work and Slurry Seal/Overlay:

  • Prep Work – repair failed areas and low spots, seal large cracks with filler material, and remove weeds;
  • Slurry Seal – on local, low volume streets and some major streets in good condition, loose material will be swept up, and a final coating of a thin sand and oil mixture will be applied to “seal” the street. Smaller streets may be closed entirely for up to four hours after the seal is applied.  Until that seal is dry, neighbors are cautioned to keep cars, children, and pets from coming into contact with the roadway, as the seal material is very difficult to remove from rugs, clothing, etc.

OR (on selected streets)

  • Overlay – on local streets in poor condition and major streets, loose material will be swept up, and a two inch layer of new asphalt will be placed on top of the existing surface.  Until the asphalt has cooled, traffic controls will be in place to direct vehicles around the new asphalt.  Drivers are asked to proceed carefully and look for signs to direct traffic.

The City thanks residents and motorists for their patience as it works to improve Redwood City’s roadways, and apologizes in advance for any inconvenience.

Belmont Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge Groundbreaking Ceremony

The following information was published by the City of Belmont. For Redwood Shores residents, this groundbreaking ceremony should be an important time for this community as well, as the Pedestrian/Bike Bridge will provide vital access to the City of Belmont.

For further information about the Bridge Project, please see the City of Belmont Pedestrian Bike Bridge Project web page.

The City of Belmont invites the community to join in the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Pedestrian/Bike Bridge at the Belmont Sports Complex.

The new Pedestrian/Bike Bridge will be a safe means to cross over the freeway for access to the Belmont Community and Sports Complex.

The Sports Complex is located at 550 Island Parkway in Belmont near Ralston Ave. Please join us in celebrating the beginning of what will become such a cohesive community asset. The City of Belmont is Bridging the community!

Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Belmont Sports Complex, 550 Island Parkway in Belmont near Ralston Ave

For further information please contact the City of Belmont website under Parks and Recreation at: or call: (650) 595-7425.