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Guest opinion: A record of accomplishment fixing San Francisquito Creek

Original post made on Apr 26, 2020

In an op-ed, Santa Clara Valley Water District board member Gary Kremen and San Mateo County Supervisor Dave Pine respond to the recent guest opinion, "Creek flood control plan doesn't tell the whole story."

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, April 26, 2020, 9:34 AM

Comments (5)

Posted by Henry fox
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Apr 26, 2020 at 4:31 pm

Thank you Supervisor Pine and Director Kreman for this important editorial and thanks Len Materman for the work you did. The 1998 was indeed destructive. Noow that the the downstream work is completed, we can eliminate the obvious choke point and replace the Chaucer bridge.
Perhaps we can even prefab it.


Posted by Pat Burt
a resident of another community
on Apr 27, 2020 at 9:47 am

Thanks to Dave Pine and Gary Kremmen for setting the record straight about the accomplishments and plans of the SFCJPA.


Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Apr 27, 2020 at 9:57 am

"Perhaps we can even prefab it."

Great idea . We built a bridge with a comparable span. It was totally prefabricated using renewable wood. Took 3 days to pour the concrete supports and ONE day to swing the bridge components in place and install the road bed.


Posted by just curious
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on May 3, 2020 at 9:44 pm

Does anyone know how much approx. it would cost to run a new pg&e service over a four mile stretch.

Also would they require it to be underground


Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on May 4, 2020 at 8:44 am

Last time I did a PG&E underground from a pole to a house of 125' it was about $25,000. That included trenching, conduit, backfill and pulling new conductors in from the pole to the house. That was across the owners' own property. If it has to cross other properties it becomes more complicated.

Doing math for a "simple" install based on the above, there are 5280 feet in a mile. The cost above was $200 per foot. That works out to $1,056,000 per mile. So 4 miles would be about $4,224,000.


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