For immediate release: June 29, 2021

Contact: Levee Project Hotline at 1-800-213-6320,

The Levee Improvements Project has completed phase 3 sheet pile installation and grading from the San Mateo Bridge to Anchor Road, marking a significant milestone for the project.

With this work done, sheet pile installation and grading on all city-owned and permitted areas are finished which means the City is one step closer to project completion and an upgraded levee wall structure. There is only one area between Baffin Street and Port Royal Park in the Phase 1 area of the project where this type of work remains to be done.

“The completion of sheet pile installation represents the team’s hard work and is a great milestone for the project,” said Project Manager Paul Nagengast. “Despite the sometimes unpredictable nature of construction work on major projects, we are pleased with how the Levee Improvements Project has progressed so far. We understand that the closures and impacts due to the project are a temporary inconvenience to the community and so appreciate your cooperation as we move toward restoring trail access as soon as possible.”

Though the permanent sheet piles have been installed and graded, there will still be other construction activities within the project area and the contractor may revisit sections of the sheet piles throughout the duration of the project. As construction activities continue, the community is reminded that the closed, fenced trail and staging areas are not safe for the public and trespassing into fenced areas is prohibited at all times for everyone’s safety. Also, please remember that bike lanes are for bicyclists only, while sidewalks are for pedestrians, joggers, non-motorized scooters, rollerbladers and skateboarders.

To learn more about the project visit the project website:, where community members can review detour maps, the construction timeline and levee renderings, read through Frequently Asked Questions and even sign up for regular construction updates.

Any construction-related inquiries may be emailed to or can be reported to the project hotline at 1-800-213-6320 (calls will typically be returned within 24 hours).