Project Updates

11/09/2018 Update:

Excavation & Shoring
Excavation at the site continues including soil stabilization, shoring, leveling, grading and off hauling. During off-hauling flagmen will be positioned at the job site gates. Two truck bosses manage truck traffic to ensure truckers follow prescribed routes.  Overall excavation work is expected to last about 5 months. 

There will be some drilling and shoring work on the site on Saturday, November 10, no off hauling is expected. 


We encourage everyone to use extra caution at all times when walking or driving near the job site gates.

Tree placement, Northeast corner
Seven Deodar Cedars (60inch boxes) were put in place on the slope on the northeast corner of the site. The landscape contractor is completing the planting process. 

 

East Slope grubbing 
The clusters of dead trees in the middle of the slope between the construction site and the Ewing Terrace property line have not yet been removed. The dead trees must be removed in anticipation of future landscaping.The contractor plans to start removing the dead trees as soon as shoring work in that area is complete. We have asked them to leave as much greenery on the slope as possible. Any open ground left after removal will be covered by wattles and other material to prevent erosion. 

10/31/2018 Update:

Excavation & Shoring

Excavation at the site continues including soil stabilization, shoring, leveling, grading and off hauling. During off-hauling flagmen will be positioned at the job site gates. Two truck bosses manage truck traffic to ensure truckers follow prescribed routes and do not stack in line on Turk. Overall excavation work is expected to last about 5 months. There will be off hauling on Saturday, November 2. 

East Slope grubbing 

There are a couple of clusters of dead trees in the middle of the slope between the construction site and the Ewing Terrace property line. The dead trees must be removed in anticipation of future landscaping. Because access to that area with large equipment won’t be possible after excavation, the contractor plans to start removing the dead trees starting Thursday, Nov 1. We have asked them to leave as much greenery in place as possible. Any open ground left after removal will be covered by wattles and other material to prevent erosion. 

Tree placement, Northeast corner

For the same reason as above, we plan to plant seven Deodar Cedars (60inch boxes) downhill from the northeast corner of the site. The contractor will start digging the holes for the trees tomorrow, the process will take several days and will involve some noise. Because of the size of the boxes, a crane is scheduled for Wed Nov 7 to put them in place. 

10/25/18 Update:

Excavation at the site continues including soil stabilization, shoring, leveling, and grading. Off hauling will begin Friday, October 26 which will result in an increase in truck traffic in and out of the site. Flagmen will be positioned at the job site gates. Two truck bosses will manage truck traffic to ensure truckers follow prescribed routes. Overall excavation work is expected to last about 5 months.

We encourage everyone to use extra caution at all times when walking or driving near the job site gates.

10/22/18 Update:

An excavator is scheduled for delivery Tuesday, October 23 at approximately 4:30 a.m.  As with other larger equipment, the size of the job trailer triggers travel time restrictions required by the City of San Francisco.  Contractors will make every effort to minimize noise associated with the pickup, however, there will likely be truck backing up noise.  We apologize for the disruption and inconvenience.

10/18/18 Update:

One trailer is scheduled for pick up Monday, October 22 at approximately 6:30 a.m.  As with some larger equipment, the size of the job trailer triggers travel time restrictions required by the City of San Francisco.  Contractors will make every effort to minimize noise associated with the pickup, however, there will likely be truck backing up noise.  We apologize for any disruption and inconvenience.

10/16/18  Update:

One of the large rigs scheduled for delivery on Tuesday, October 16 was not delivered. Delivery has been rescheduled for Thursday, Oct 18 at approximately 4:00 a.m.

As with the other large equipment, the size of the equipment triggers travel time restrictions required by the City of San Francisco. The contractors will make every effort to minimize the noise associated with this delivery however it is likely to be noisy. We apologize in advance for any disruption and inconvenience. 

10/15/18 Update:

Two large rigs are scheduled to be delivered to the Lone Mountain Residence Hall construction site on Tuesday October 16. The size of the equipment requires hauling by oversize trucks which trigger travel time restrictions imposed by the City of San Francisco.  Accordingly, the trucks will arrive at the construction site entrance on Turk at approximately 4:00 a.m.  The contractors will make every effort to minimize the noise associated with this delivery however it is likely to be noisy and apologize in advance for any disruption and inconvenience. 

10/4/18 Update:

  • Thursday, Oct 5: Paving of temporary road on lawn area through Oct 6. Work will involve the application of asphalt on the temporary roadway. 
  • Monday, Oct 8: Excavation at the site is scheduled to begin on Monday, Oct 8.  Early phases of the process involve soil stabilization, shoring, leveling, and grading.  Some of the shoring work will be noisy. Continued delivery of shoring beams to the site. As the work proceeds, truck traffic in and out of the site will increase. A flagman will be in place at the job site gate but we encourage everyone to use extra caution at all times around the site. A ‘truck boss’ is assigned to the site to manage truck traffic and ensure truckers follow prescribed routes. Overall excavation work is expected to last about 5 months.
  • Wednesday, Oct 11: Deliver & install Devcon construction trailers. 

All dates are schedule estimates and may change without notice. 

9/25/18 Update: 

  • Sept 27 - 28: The temporary access road is scheduled to be completed and paved on. 
  • The construction site is cleared and prepared for excavation and shoring. The next phase at the site will involve preparation for earthwork and shoring.  
  • October 1: Construction activities will pick up significantly beginning the week of.
  • Delivery of two trailers (for construction management) is scheduled for early October. 
  • 10/1 - 10/19: Leveling and rough grading at the site is scheduled for.
  • 10/8 -10/19: Delivery of shoring beams is scheduled between.
  • Mass excavation is scheduled to begin in late October and is expected to take about five months. We will share details about these activities as the schedule develops. 
  • All of this work will involve increased truck activity both for deliveries and for off-hauling. Flagmen will be in place at the job site gate but we encourage everyone to use extra caution at all times around the site.

All dates are schedule estimates and may change without notice. 

9/13/18 Update:

work will begin on building a temporary roadway from Turk to the construction site, roughly near the Roselyn Terrace/Turk intersection. This temporary road will be used primarily by trucks off-hauling soils from the site. As with other construction activities impacting the eastern portion of the Lone Mountain lawn, the changes are temporary. The lawn will be returned to its original condition when the project is completed.  

8/31/18 Update:

Two drill rigs are scheduled to be delivered to the Lone Mtn Residence Hall construction site during the week of September 3. The first drill rig, the smaller of the two, will be delivered around noon on Tuesday, Sept 4. The Contractor will manage vehicle and pedestrian traffic around the immediate area. 

The second delivery is a large drill rig, scheduled for delivery to the site on Wednesday, Sept 5. The size of the drill rig requires hauling by an oversize truck, the dimensions of which trigger travel time restrictions imposed by the City of San Francisco. Specifically, this truck may only travel on City streets before 6 am.  Accordingly, the truck and drill rig will arrive at the construction site entrance on Turk at approximately 4:00 a.m.  The crew will take approximately 1/2 hour to unload the rig and then will drive away.  The contractors will make every effort to minimize the noise associated with this delivery however we acknowledge that it is likely to be noisy and apologize in advance for any disruption and inconvenience. 

8/21/18 Update:

Tree removal will begin on 8/21 at the Res Hall site. The work will involve some heavy equipment and chainsaw noise.

8/4/18 Update:

There will be some work at the Lone Mountain lawn site on Saturday, August 4. A team of carpenters will be building forms for a concrete pour. The work is scheduled to start at 9am

8/3/18 Update:

Site preparation and demolition activities will continue during the week of Aug 6. The schedule includes constructing a perimeter fence around the restricted construction area which borders the sidewalk along Turk, the demolition of Underhill which will involve heavy equipment, and continued site grubbing and tree removal.  

8/1/18 Update:

We are expecting to start tree removal & site “grubbing” at the Residence Hall site late this week or early next. The tree work will be noisy.

7/16/18 Update:

On Wednesday, July 18, the general contractor will fly a drone over the proposed Res Hall construction site during business hours in order to photo document current conditions. The process will take about a half hour.

6/20/18 Update: Construction Site Closure

Beginning Monday, June 25, the following parking lots, rampways, and pedestrian pathways will close in preparation for construction of the new Sobrato Residential Complex:

  • Loyola Parking Lot 
  • Lone Mountain Drive, east of Loyola House driveway entrance 
  • Pedestrian Path from Loyola Village to Turk Blvd 
  • Underhill Tennis Courts 
  • In preparation for construction, the north-west and west Lone Mountain parking lots will be closed beginning May 21, 2018. We anticipate the Lone Mountain east parking lot and driveway to close this summer.
  • Informational signage will be posted within Lone Mountain main to direct individuals to the new locations of displaced staff. 
  • The Outtakes Cafe kitchen facility will be closed beginning May 21, 2018. The dining area will remain open as a gathering space/lounge.
  • Beginning May 21, the Lone Mountain east parking lot and east driveway will be closed.