Woodland Road Creek Crossings and Capacity Improvements

Project Update - November 30, 2023

A recent accomplishment of the project includes the removal of an exposed sewer pipe crossing Tamalpais Creek in an easement off Woodland Road. The new sewer pipe is now two feet beneath the creek bed. It was placed using a pneumatic piercing method, a trenchless method used for installing small diameter pipes over short distances along shallow depths. Removing the old sewer pipe across the creek is a significant achievement as it removes an obstruction in the waterway and clears the path for improved steelhead trout fish passage. Check out the before and after photos to see the difference! Construction progresses further west with ongoing pipe bursting and open trenching. The contractor is continuing to work within easements along this route. Another sewer pipe across Tamalpais Creek is set for removal and replacement using trenchless pipe bursting methods.

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Sewer removal, before and after.

RVSD’s Infrastructure Asset Management Plan update of 2021 identified sewer creek crossings in the Kent Woodlands area as the highest priority for upgrading based on a District-wide risk assessment. Replacing these sewers significantly reduces the risk of contamination to Tamalpais Creek and potential damage to the sewer main. It is essential to rehabilitate sewers that cross creeks as they have a higher likelihood of failure due to natural forces associated with storm waters and a higher consequence of failure through more direct spills and contamination.

The project plans to remove several sewers that are exposed within the waterway, and Precision Engineering will continue replacing the sewer main west on Woodland Rd.

Check this page regularly for updated project information as it becomes available.

More Information About Construction Projects

View the Current RVSD Infrastructure and Capital Improvements Projects map by clicking the link. After the map opens, click the "Open in Acrobat" box found in the upper right side of the map. From there you can view larger versions of each project area map by clicking on on it once.

View both current and completed CIP projects on an interactive map by clicking the linkYou can also go to the project pages listed on the left of this page for more information about individual CIP projects that are under construction or scheduled to begin soon.

As with any construction project, you can expect noise, dust, some traffic lane closures and detours, parking restrictions, travel delays, and in some cases night-time work near the work sites during construction activity. We work to ensure that mail and package delivery to construction areas is not interrupted and that local and emergency access is maintained at all times.
 
RVSD appreciates your patience as we fulfill our commitment to making strategic long-term infrastructure improvements!

Click on the project areas map and creek photos below for a larger view of each.

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Tamalpais Creek crossing photos below.

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More Information About Construction Projects

View the Current RVSD Infrastructure and Capital Improvements Projects map by clicking the link. After the map opens, click the "Open in Acrobat" box found in the upper right side of the map. From there you can view larger versions of each project area map by clicking on on it once.

View both current and completed CIP projects on an interactive map by clicking the linkYou can also go to the project pages listed on the left of this page for more information about individual CIP projects that are under construction or scheduled to begin soon.

As with any construction project, you can expect noise, dust, some traffic lane closures and detours, parking restrictions, travel delays, and in some cases night-time work near the work sites during construction activity. We work to ensure that mail and package delivery to construction areas is not interrupted and that local and emergency access is maintained at all times.
 
RVSD appreciates your patience as we fulfill our commitment to making strategic long-term infrastructure improvements!