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NSCFM-Sewer Force Main, Water Main Relocation & Replacement, and Pavement Renovation



Spear Street: Mission to Howard - The contractor is performing concrete restoration work to the curb ramps, curb and gutter and sidewalk. Later this month, the entire street between Mission and Howard will be repaved. The Mission/Spear and Howard/Spear intersections will be paved at a later date.

Spear Street: Market to Mission - Construction workers have expanded their hours underground at the pit mid-block on Spear between Market and Mission streets to 7am-7:30pm. This pit is located near the 55 Spear Street parking entrance and opposite the driveway of the Federal Reserve Bank. Next, the crew will install the steel casing for this section, followed by inserting the pipe for the force main. The final portion of the casing/pipeline from the Market Spear intersection to the mid-block pit will be excavated later this Spring.

Drumm Street - The patterned brick work adjacent to the cable car turn-around at California/Market streets has been restored. The medians between California and Washington streets also have been restored and landscaped.

Project's Regular Work Days & Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. (notification will be provided for weekend/night-work)

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 Project Description

The existing North Shore force main serves more than 350,000 people by transporting combined wastewater – sanitary sewage and stormwater – from the northeast part of San Francisco to the Southeast Wastwater Treatment Plant for treatment. The existing force main is near the end of its useful life and in need of repair. The completion of this new sewer project will enable the rehabilitation of the existing sewer line and ensure continued service to residents and businesses of San Francisco.


North Shore circa 1869 to Present Day 

North Shore Shoreline circa 1869 North Shore shoreline present day

Comparing the Embarcadero wharf from centuries ago with today’s built up environment, helps us understand the difficulties the design engineers and contractor constantly struggle with as they encounter unmarked piers, buried brick sewers and other remains from the 1800s. 


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Project Information

    July 2012
    May 2015
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Additional Information

Spear St Detour

Project Alignment Map for Sewer Construction Work 

Drumm Street Notice

Spear Street Notice



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Steve Kech
(415) 551-4569