The city will be holding an open house today for the Crestmoor neighborhood to go over the ongoing construction taking place to restore the community following the San Bruno fire.
Topics that will be discussed include the current work to replace the utilities throughout the neighborhood, which were severly damaged by the 2010 pipeline explosion, and the new safety precautions that construction crews will have to comply with when working in the area.
Earlier this month, a construction crew with Shaw Pipeline Co., which was installing a water line as part of the city's ongoing reconstruction project, near Earl Avenue and Glenview Drive. The city then halted the project for several days and the before work was allowed to pick back up again.
City Manager Connie Jackson said the new safety measures will include a daily review by the contractor on how they will layout and execute their work where they are excavating. They must re-verify all utility locations before starting work each day. In the event there are any questions about utility locations in the field, they cannot do work until re-checking with utility authorities to verify the exact locations of underground lines, Jackson said.
The open house will take place between 5 and 7 p.m. at Fire Station 52 at the corner of Sneath Lane and Earl Avenue. City staff and the general contractor will be available to answer questions and discuss the additional safety precautions that will be implemented.