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Demolition begins at 3060-3080 Middlefield Road

Author: 
Maggie Cornejo

The County of San Mateo is planning demolition activities at 3060-3080 Middlefield Road, located at the intersection of Middlefield Road and Second Avenue. The demolition will make way for a future public parking lot in North Fair Oaks!

The work includes the demolition of four structures and related concrete and foundation, and will include the removal and disposal of debris containing asbestos. The affected areas will then be covered with grass upon completion of demolition activities. All activities shall be conducted in compliance with applicable ordinances and regulations.

Working hours will be Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Demolition activities begin August 2016 and will last through November 2016. 

Traffic control at the intersection of Middlefield Road and Second Avenue will be in effect to allow equipment and trucks to safely enter and exit the property. Demolition activities may impact parking availability, traffic delays, noise levels, and dust due to construction work. We will do our best to minimize disruption.

More information on the removal of asbestos:

When conducting any project that includes the removal of asbestos, the health and safety of our residents, workers, and environment is our top priority.  For this project, the County has contracted with a consultant who specializes in monitoring the removal of asbestos containing materials.  This includes visual inspections and air monitoring to ensure all work is conducted in accordance safety regulations.

The removal of asbestos containing materials is done through a detailed process in which the work zone is enclosed in a special containment and all materials are selectively removed.  These strategies are designed to mitigate the risk of any materials being released into the environment.  During this phase, no other demolition work is to be conducted.  

Once all asbestos containing materials are removed from the site, the demolition of the remaining structures will commence.  During this phase, the project site will be sprayed with water to reduce the amount of dust that is released into the air.  While this does not prevent 100% of the dust from entering the air, it does greatly reduce the amount.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation. For more information or questions regarding the project, please contact Jenifer Logia, Outreach Coordinator, at jlogia@smcgov.org or (650) 363-1938.