From Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer’s office:
The SFPUC’s Sewer System Improvement Program is a generational investment to upgrade and modernize our sewer system to ensure we can continue to protect our community and our environment.
In addition to upgrading our treatment plants and sewer system pipes and pump stations, we are also building “green infrastructure” across the City. Green infrastructure, such as rain gardens and permeable pavement, harnesses the power of nature to collect and clean stormwater runoff when it rains, thereby reducing the strain on our aging sewer system. Green infrastructure has the added benefit of beautifying neighborhoods and often provides bicycle and pedestrian safety features.
In February, construction began on the Baker Beach Green Streets Project. This project is located along El Camino Del Mar between the Legion of Honor and the Lands End Trailhead, on Sea Cliff Avenue from 26th to 25th avenues, and on GGNRA park land at the California Coastal Trail at 25th Avenue North.
The project’s rain gardens and permeable pavement will manage approximately 2.6 million gallons of stormwater per year, improve urban habitat, and directly benefit the water quality at Baker Beach through the reduction of combined sewer discharges which can occur during heavy rains. The project also includes traffic calming and bicycle/pedestrian safety components.
To provide for public and worker safety, the project will involve the following roadway and parking changes:
- El Camino Del Mar between 32nd Avenue and Legion of Honor will be closed to vehicle traffic from 8:00 am –5:00 pm, Monday – Friday.
- Vehicles can access Legion of Honor Museum via Legion of Honor Drive at 34thAvenue and Clement Street.
- Pedestrian and bicycle access along El Camino del Mar in Lincoln Park will be maintained during construction.
- The California Coastal Trail access to Baker Beach at 25th Avenue North will be temporarily closed during construction; alternative entries will remain open.
- Lands End Trail will remain open during construction.
Construction on this project is expected to be complete in summer 2020. For more information, visit www.sfwater.org/bakerbeachgreenstreet or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up for project updates. We also encourage you to learn more about green infrastructure (www.sfwater.org/greeninfrastructure) and our amazing San Francisco watersheds (www.sfwater.org/watershed).