Calaveras Road Closure
July 5, 2016 through December 31, 2017
Calaveras Road between Geary Road and Oakridge Road has been closed to vehicle, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic on weekdays for 18 months. This is due to large truck traffic on the narrow portions of Calaveras Road for dam construction. Calaveras Road opens Saturday mornings 6 a.m. and closes Sunday evenings at 11:00 p.m.
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See the closure map and more details on the Calaveras Road closure at sfwater.org/CalaverasRoad
The project consists of building a new zoned earth and rock fill dam immediately downstream of the existing dam. The replacement dam will have a structural height of 220-feet high and is designed to accommodate a maximum credible earthquake on the Calaveras Fault. The dam will have a crest length of 1,210 feet, a base thickness of 1,180 feet, and crest thickness of 80 feet. The total volume of the dam will be approximately 3.5 million cubic yards. The replacement dam will restore the original reservoir capacity of 96,850 acre-feet, or 31 billion gallons of water. The storage is crucial to providing adequate water to our 2.6 million customers in the Bay Area.
What's New at Calaveras Dam?
Construction began in 2011 to build a new earth and rock fill dam adjacent to the existing dam. To date, the Contractor has moved over six million cubic yards of earth and rock materials and started to construct the new dam. Crews have constructed a new shaft and five adits (tunnels) which connect outlet pipelines to the reservoir. We have completed grouting operations on the right abutment and continue grouting on the left abutment. The new spillway was completed in Spring 2016. A new 78 inch diameter pipe has been installed and encased in concrete, which will be connected to existing lines to deliver water. Dam embankment work is scheduled to begin in late 2016. As of August 2016, the project is over 77% complete.
Team members celebrate completion of the new spillway in April 2016
Check out our time lapse video of our construction progress.