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>> good morning. >> good morning. >> we are going old school. >> thank you. >> i am the chief operating administrator. it is good to see you again. i'm going to give you a little bit of look back on the project. this is explained singh housing for the existing treasure island housing. we have been operating 36 units. most of it since 2,000. it is replacement units. three households within those. new housing. new units for veterans facing homelessness and families. and replacement housing for one or two preveteran households. we need clarification on whether
that is one or two. they are big on calling her. we have been working with them to develop the design for the project. we have selected contractors. we have been asked to design for the possibility of going modular for this sight but we have not gained approval. the amazing -- that may or's office of approval has not done so yet. we have another 1212 months to come to a decision point on that. early august, is where we will
come through. it's a combination of one, two, and three-bedroom apartments. our studios, one bedroom, excuse me, it is a little early. there will be a central courtyard. division is a grove in the centre that will provide privacy across the courtyard and it will be a healing environment for veteran and veteran families. joanna will present on the rest of this. >> thank you very much. >> hi. i'm joanna. i am a development partner on the parcel. and i just wanted to provide a brief development update at this point. as far as the budget, we are actually in the throes of applying for financing, which is
financing for veterans projects from the state. so that application will be our first major funding source to come in if we are successful. it is $10 million. right now, according to the current financial projections, the amount that would be neat is sold by the city is, we have heard from the city as capped at $18 million. which is significantly less then they gap financing on recent projects. so we have run a few different iterations of numbers and it looks like we will need both. and additional allocation of project space and vouchers, and to proceed with modular construction in order to achieve that 18 million dollar gap. it just our contacts, that is a
hundred $75,000 per unit on recent other projects that have been funded by the city. we have been seeing about, no less than $270,000 a unit. it is quite, you know, i think we are all aware of the city posed as goals and keeping the financing projects low, but it is ambitious. so to speak, about these things i need to be enclaves in order for us to achieve that $18 million financing, one is the additional that reduces the city's gap, the amount of gap financing that is needed by about $10 million. so we are currently working with the sfh a and the va to make sure that their request includes sufficient vouchers for our project to receive an allocation
of 32 project-based vouchers. we currently have 44 secured in a previous -- previous round of funding. modular reduces a gap by an additional, approximately $3 million, and as i am sure this committee has discussed, that modular makes a lot of sense on treasure island, as it is compared. there are primary challenges. as we all mentioned, we have asked the architects to keep the modular option open in their design because it is easier to switch from modular to fix to build on the other way around from a design standpoint. but we do understand that the city has not technically approved modular at the site at as leon mentioned, in order to not incur significant redesign costs, we expect we will need final decision from the city in august. as far as timeline, we did learn recently that some of the
infrastructure improvements have pushed back a bit to further into 2020. we are planning to start construction as soon as possible following the geotechnical portion of the work, which we understand is probably projected to be complete to the end of 2019. we will be tracking the infrastructure improvements and updating the schedule accordingly. our contractor has a lot of experience developing in master-planned developments where they do have to begin work before the infrastructure improvements are complete. but we do often need to make sure that for example,, the streets are dedicated and we can get tco and we can open the building as scheduled on the back end. so that is what we are looking at from a development standpoint at this point. is there anything else you wanted to add? >> thank you for that presentation. we do have some questions.
>> thank you. thank you very much for your presentation today. you have a great team of developer service providers. you've got a good architect, and also a good contractor. i'm very, very pleased that you've got a good strong solid team. i have every confidence that you are going to have success in getting the financing that you need, and it is such a difficult task to get all the financing sources to make these affordable. kudos to you and to your team. i'm sure as you go forward, you are going to be successful in those financing applications. i do hope that you continue seeking approvals for the modular. i know that you are looking at it as a possibility, and i think you are doing exactly the right approach, which is a design so
it could be built as modular if that is something which is susceptible -- acceptable to the city. i would like to say, you know, to the extent that we can assist in making one of the modular more possible, for your project, as well as in the city. we would be glad to lend our support to that. i would just like to say one thing mark which i haven't mentioned before, is the design, it is a great design. and i complement to mr solomon coming up with it. we do have larger goals of urban design for treasure island, and particularly for the comment streets. which is a very important aspect. a new aspect to our overall design. and that common streets, we would hope it would be active with the youth. it is part of making that more
pedestrian oriented and more urban in some ways. and the way that it is designed now, it is mostly residential, along the common streets. the fee fear it -- the would be those units would have, actually, in order to get privacy for the ground store -- ground-floor street level, which will be with shades or curtains. and what that does to the street activity, you know, needs to be looked at carefully. we are too far along in the design but i want to need it to extent that you can shift the public uses. i think it will be better overall. for the best of that street development. >> i can't speak to one way, i don't know if it comes across in
the drawings, one way or the architect has worked to actively that pedestrian walkway as much as possible, is the community room is right on that corner and he does have an entrance directly off the pedestrian pa path, intending to speak to the parks that it is plan to be directly across the street. we did look at, very early on in the design, we looked at having the main building entrance, not that pedestrian path, but the easement between the merchant housing and catholic charities building. and it just wasn't going to work for loading, for can't -- kind of handicap van access and loading for disabled residents. the front entrance of the building is a little ways up from the community room.
>> and also the second story covered... >> like a terrorist? >> that is activated. it has an active area of the building. >> yes. >> that's right. it is a really great design by the architect. i would just note for other developments that are coming along, that staff worked really carefully as to the design because we certainly want to make sure that that street is activated. >> that is an active conversation inc. -- conversation we are having with not only the ccd see partnership or with the planning department. their request for the stoops along the shared public way is a
challenging one for some of the -- >> it does not work for your particular approach? >> yeah. in lieu of that, how to be activated and how do we provide the indoor outdoor space that they anticipate? >> thank you so much for your presentation. >> thank you. now we have some questions. i am interested in getting on the financing. i'm very familiar with the project base. we have a successful project in san francisco. it was a model for a project base. my question, at this point is that at the end of the day, i know you are in the process of the applications. you mentioned that the 10 million for veterans of financing you'd be pushing in the application so you are still in that process. but there is no commitment here. even though we know that you
would likely be successful because you are looking at these combinations of the funding gap from the city, from hide, and all of that, but that is up to today. looking at the time line, we haven't had any commitment yet. you are still in the application. can you clarify that? i wanted to know where we are in the application and the financing. because i am looking at, we are 2020, for the, you know, start of construction. it was supposed to be 2019, but we push it back because of the infrastructure delay. walk me through what these timelines and realities are. >> rates. this, the veterans financing is typically one of the earliest pieces of financing that comes into a project like this. we are applying early enough that we -- this is, you know, over a year from the potential start of the project.
we have been successful in applying for financing in the past and ring secured it for another project. and the goal of applying this early, we still believe we can be competitive right now but there is still another round in 2019 if we are not awarded in this round. as far as other financing sources, that project is projected at four% tax credits. we both have a long history of securing that financing. typically we don't apply for that financing until about three to six months before you start construction. we would be planning to apply for that financing around spring or summer of next year. we are planning for hp financing which is eight small funding source, maybe about 1-2 million and that is actually a highly
competitive in san francisco. we would not be able to be competitive for that until later in the process. >> mohcd, where are we on that? and you are still waiting -- what is a city saying in regards to modular. us here are really pushing. i think modular housing will make a difference. so where are we with that timeline? what would this cost the city? >> there is a committee on the seventh, july 6. so we provided information. they are aware of the challenges to meet their gap with this being modular. do you have anything else to say about that? >> yes, i believe that we will get through it and the city is aware that there will be additional cost if we can't make
our timely decision about that. so, all i can say is we will clearly keep pushing any support that can come from the board is greatly appreciated. i know bob is already working on it. and then in terms of the city's gap financing in general, they have to provide a commitment letter for us to be committed for this financing. and yes again, what we've heard from them as they are providing a financing letter now for the purposes of our application. they really need us to come in at either 18 million or below is what we are hearing. >> both the loan committee is made up of all of the city agencies. will you be there july 7th? >> yeah. i was planning to attend. that is mohcd post as a loan committee but i will be there. >> okay. thank you and let us know.
i know you will keep a surprise and this is extremely very important what we are doing here. i think the veteran post as housing, all kinds of housing, affordable housing on treasure island is a priority of this commission. thank you for your work on this. okay. are there any public comments? no public comment. okay. next thing on the agenda. >> item number 5. wastewater treatment plant update. >> i am tom birmingham. and the project manager. i will give you an update on their planning and design efforts. >> good morning everyone. i am the project manager for the new treatment plant from the san francisco public utilities commission. so some quick background on the plant. i'm pretty sure everyone has background on treasure island
itself. the plant was built by the navy many years ago. in addition to the treatment plant, all of the infrastructure on the island was built many, many years ago, and also for life. our primary objective in building this plant is to address the aging infrastructu infrastructure. i'm speaking to the treatment plant today but that goes for all the infrastructure on the island, whether it is water, wastewater, more power facilities, all of that is going to be updated and made more reliable. as we do that we want to ensure current and future regulatory compliance. part of our objective is to, you know, we don't have a good crystal ball, but we can look into the future and anticipate what some of the regulations will be. we want to make sure we can address those. we also want to make sure we can meet the future development, wastewater and recycled water.
we are looking at what the project would be and what it is billed out to you to make sure we can meet all of our needs for wastewater. the existing plant is located in the north corner of the island in the powerpoint. it is the yellow box. it is not exactly and that box. it is an approximate location. the plant is operated by the s.f. puc right now. we are contract operators for all the utilities on the island. however, we are not the owners of the utilities. our staff is out there maintaining and operating and doing a great job with the plant and keeping it running for the correct residents of the islands. the area adjacent to the south is approximately 10 acres.
that is allow lands that we are looking at as part of the planning effort. we are very early in the planning process so we don't know exactly where we will be in that 10-acre blocks. however,, we do have 10 acres to look at and consider as we move forward. before we get to the plant, the existing plant that is out there, right now, they're looking at 300,000 gallons per day wastewater flows coming in. from the existing residents and some of the commercial uses out there. during rain events, or events on the island, they bring more people. sometimes we see flows go up to 2 million galleons -- gallons per day. it is a very wide range of flows coming into that plant. the build out on the island was the average flows of about one and a half million gallons per
day. the peak flows, probably when we have a lot of people coming into the island would be about 2-2 and a half million gallons. and then we can see up close to 3 million gallons per day. the difference is a lot greater because it is an older infrastructure. for storm water and groundwater to get into the system. however,, if you look at the future development, when all the new pipes go in, it should be relatively filled. it will be very low infiltration. recyclable water participated in an average flow would be about half a million gallons. with peak flows going up to $1 million -- gallons per day. we are planning at this point to
find a plant. if we can find additional uses for recyclable water on the island, we would be cited to use more recyclable water and send it off. the more water we can use for beneficial uses, the better off we feel it will be. we will work with the development to find more uses for recycled water. at this point, we are looking at about half. they will finance, build and operate the treatment plant. which we are anticipating having complete by the end of 2022. i mentioned right before we are in the planning stage and looking to move into design and then start construction. the middle to end up 2020. about a year and a half construction. you should have the plan done in the middle of 2022 we are still
on schedule. we should be able to meet that deadline. we recently brought on a consulting team to augment the city team. that team is led by a group of engineers. they are relatively local small firm, however, they have instalments that are very large. our team probably has a tens of thousands of people on it. we have been a deep trench to go to of smart engineer so this will be a great project going forward. we have a city project engineer and we're looking closely with their wastewater enterprise because we want to make sure they were comfortable for the operating. it will be a little different and other facilities for the
city. the p.c. currently has a plant at the oceanside on the west side of the city. the four -- at a plant on the southeast and we have a northeast and point which was used for wet weather flows. treasure island will be different in that we are anticipating at not being staffed, you know, seven days a week, 24 hours a day. the plant will probably have people there seven days a week but maybe from eight until five. we are looking to really -- we are starting from scratch so we want to make this an automated plant that we can have people at during the day, but they can lock the doors at night and it can be watched from some of the other facilities. the scope of the project, the first part for the planning plumbing or design, we go through several steps. we do alternative analysis report. this report, i will get into a little bit more in the next slide, but you are looking at all the options we have on the
table and deciding what the best option is to go forward. we work with our consulting team and we will go out into public meetings and talk to the public and get a feel for what we will do and make sure we have buy-in from our stakeholders and from our management. after we come up with the technology that will work we go into the conceptual engineering report. this is a ten% design approximately and it moves us a little bit forward. during this report, is when we tried what we are going to do going forward with the delivery method for construction, whether it's a design build, design bid build, there's a lot of different options on the table that we look at. we will go into more detail in designs. i've shown 35% on the slide however 3535% is a number we throw out deliver -- depending on the delivery method we might
take it up to 50 or stop at 20. the second phase is when we get into detail design. if we are going to go with the design, or doing a design build we might stop and bring on a contractor. all of those decisions are made internally, and then we will go out and talk to people about what we decide. the aar, we have many things we are looking at. there's the liquid technology, the liquid is coming in. what do we want to do with it? we want to go up more condition full and old school? or more cutting-edge or leading edge? typically we are a little bit more conservative and we want to be on the nice edge and we don't want to beat do something that never been done in the country, especially on treasure island where there's no bypass or emergency switch we can flip. we are going to go probably more
on the middle-of-the-road. i'm not too conservative but we want to make sure that we have something that is robust and proven and used around the country and the world. as always -- solids are the solids that come out of the process. we need to look at doesn't make sense to treat as biosolids and i just some on the island or maybe we send them to one of the existing facilities we have in the city. this is a relatively small pla plant, as i mentioned before, we are looking at the southeast plant, for example, has, you know, 60-85 on an average day. this is a tiny tiny amount. we could -- we could sent the solids to the southeast or oceanside where they will be beneficially used in creating gas and electricity and other things. however,, as we look at that, what we may do is, for example, sent to the biosolids to one of those facilities and as a
development built out we have more solids being generated. maybe then we decide to add biosolids treatment onto the island and use it there. we are going to keep our options open. may be it is more modular. but in the beginning it may make sense to send them off. through disposal. this is after everything is treated and disinfect edge. we have some water that we have to get rid of. as i mentioned before, we will treat this water to a very high level that could be used for recycled water. we are looking at you options. there is an existing outfall for the plant which is past its useful life, you could say. we really can't reuse that outfall, most likely. we would have to do a new outfall which is a lot of effort. it's invasive and involves digging into the bay. it is a very long permitting process. one option we are looking at is creating a series of areas
around this plant. could be the same water that people would use to water their lawn. we create a little bit of a habitat. as these wetlands filter events, we would tie into some of the storm water systems and go off of the stormwater outfall. it is an option. we are having a team tackle that very early on. if we do have to go the outfall route it will take a long time to go through permitting. the schedule, we obviously want to move as fast as possible because the plant out there is past floods. we also want to move quickly with our liquid technology selection because we need to get the geotechnical work started. so as i mentioned, the first half is it looking at the disposal and wet technology we're going to use. that technology will determine the footprint of the plant.
how much weight it is, how much is a belowground on from there we can go forward and start the work. the geotech work will take 12-18 months to get the site ready. we are working with tee icd on the geotech portion so they can go look at the site and get it ready for us. some key project dates, july is when we are working hard to get a footprint and tie up into our prep, we will also try for july 2 determine the affluent disposal. from there things should fall into place. we will try and get the aar done this fall. we will get it done this fall. the conceptual report will be done earlier this year. at the same time we will make up our decision on the method for the project. it will go into detail design, site construction in 2020 and running in 2022.
it is one thing that is not on here is the environmental portion of the project. we really need to get through july to figure out what we are going to do with the site footprint. the new plant was included in the problematic sequence. it was done for the island on the development, however, it did not include a new outfall. if we have to go into a new outfall, there will be extensive work that needs to be done. our belief is if we can use use treated wetlands for the disposal, as should be a quicker environmental process. we need to get through those first steps to figure out how we are going to go forward with this and then we will populate it with some dates. next steps, the consultant team is on board and they are working away. we mentioned we really want to get the footprint and disposal
done so we can work with g. icd to get the geotech work done. we will continue to work with them on the site prep, demo and geotechnical improvements. with that, i'm happy to answer some questions. >> thank you for your presentation, this is the infrastructure committee, so we have questions. we have some questions. >> thank you. thank you very much for coming. actually, this topic maybe boring to sound but i think it is exciting to many. and particularly treasure island can't really be an experimental sight that you can and it really look at new technologies, because here we are building a whole new wastewater system. i would urge you to be as cutting edge. of course, you have to be practical and make sure that it is robust and that it is useful. but i really would look to the future and get the best finance the best technology, since this
is a plant that is going to serve treasure island for at least another hundred years or so. >> i agree. i think the word is proven, for us. we want to make sure it is proven. cutting edge is great but proving is great. >> what happens to the existing plant? >> once we flip the switch on the flows go to the new plant, there is a time that you have to get the microbes on the plant up and running. once we are come full that it is working as it was designed, we may keep some of the tanks from existing plant there. we will have the existing homes and old infrastructure. some of the flows coming and maybe left higher than we designed for. there will be a certain buildout that will need to be developed. flows will be lower at first. we may keep some of the tanks they are to use in case of an emergency, but once a development goes forward and we are comfortable we don't need to tankage, then we will demolish the existing plant and clean up
the site and they will bring it up to elevation. and then they will hand over the site. you know, if we go with the wetlands maybe we will need expansion. may be we will need a courtyard. we haven't gotten that far. >> good. at the idea of the wetlands i think is a great one and i would certainly support working at the possibility of wetlands rather than just the affluent disposal into the bay, even though i know it is clean and treat it, but still, the idea that you can incorporate natural elements, i think is a really big one. i look forward with to your analysis and study at that the other question i have is with recycled water. is it going to be used for, basically watering the plants and the open space that we have
in the parks, or is it also going to, is there is some thought that it would be used within the system for toilet flushing and household uses? what is the thinking on what the recycled water and a waste would be? >> the answer is yes. >> to all of that? >> all of it we are looking at using irrigation and they'll be dual plumbing uses which would include toilets. we will use it for cooling water and some of the buildings. as i mentioned, those are some of the early uses we are looking at. we are happy to work with the developer and finding other options to use it. this will be titled 22 water which is very clean water. any opportunities we can find we are eager to produce as much as, you know, every drop going into that plant will be clean water. as much as we can you loose, we want to do it. >> perfect. i've seen some new developments in vancouver that have used the
recycled water, greywater, actually. they use it in toilets. i think it went quite well in that situation. >> i don't know if we will get to that point in this project, because we will be repaired -- producing enough recyclable water. there may not be a need to capture greywater. i'm not going to rule that out. that might be something -- there are places in san francisco that capture rainwater and use it. everything is on the table that we are looking at. >> excellent. my suggestion is, especially -- you got a very fast timetable. that is absolutely great. but i'm thinking that when you go through that process, that that is the perfect time to have community education about the various, you know, procedures
that you are looking at, and various alternatives and options and maybe that is also a time to have a form to bring in the experts so that people in the community could understand what is going on there. >> i would look forward to engaging the community and the stakeholders and bringing people on. >> i am certainly one who is interested in learning also. thank you very much. good presentation. >> thank you for your presentation, and i have some questions. is the public utilities commission, you know, you are spending billions to revamp the old wastewater systems throughout the city, and you have this deficiency, the combined flow, where you only have one pipe collecting wastewater, and the cash flow from runoff, and this they were. treasure island right now, we are concentrating on the infrastructure.
that is the seas we are in. the plant itself is just at the end of that. how are you working now with the engineers, or whatever. because what ever -- it is really the key of everything. you are building this island from scratch. my question is, are you concentrating on that? because how do you get the flow to your plant for whatever technology or treatment that you are proposing, is basically where everything starts. that is number 1 i think for you to remember. if you are going to be using, and that is why we think that lessons learned. use the cutting edge. this is the longevity of treasure island. you also know that in the master plan you know the capacity when everything is built out. you will have almost, what?
ten or 20 -- ten or 12,000 living on treasure island. in addition, we also have the visitors of millions that are coming here and they're not residents but treasure island is a destination. at some point, we envision you would have -- what you would have on the mainland because of the points of attraction that we are going to be building. thinking about all of this at the onset is going to be very important that the methods and whatever you are going about this that you are really, they're going for the long range for the longevity, it would not make sense to have that on the front and then maybe only half the ongoing maintenance and issues that are going to be costlier to you. this is the phase that you need to determine, a lot of the future of the wastewater. i wanted to also comment on the
odour treatment. i note that a large-scale water system, like and they be viewpoint, you are contemplating on having that change to a smaller plant. but nonetheless you will still have the older control. whether you are using the wetlands, what kind of technology will you be using there, because you are still going to producing the biosolids there at some point we would like for you to present your older control methodology and technology that you are going to be using. we also mentioned that the old plant, at some point would be taken off sight maybe to the mainland to some of the older treatment plants. again, even the capacity, later on, i think we will have this onset. we should be thinking about capacity. so it maybe, you need to develop
that infrastructure for treatment. and to project that cost. so to the stakeholders, they know what might happen. you're presenting everything up front, and people know what phase, if maybe this is where we need to go, or not. i think we would like to know everything up front before, you know, we sign up on that. these are some of the questions that i have,. >> i will try to walk through. >> yes, yes. >> thank you very much for your presentation. my apologies for being late. i know you made a great effort to get here, and i didn't. so i'm really deeply apologizing. it's just i hate being late. i was wondering, first thing, this is more of a question perhaps for bob, as far as the
wetlands go, that is kind of a requirement anyway, right? >> we are going to have a wetlands just to the east, i'm sorry, just to the west of the treatment plant, that is for treating the storm water flows. and so the wetlands in here would actually take the discharge floats, which have already been treated into a level that they are suitable for irrigation and human contact and so forth. rather than putting them into a pipe into the bay, releasing them to a wetlands that then releases to the bay. it is just a means of polishing the discharge from the plant, and releasing it into the bay, as opposed to constructing a pipeline out into the bay. >> it makes good sense. do we get extra credit or something for that? >> we made a look at the lead
scoring. perhaps it may give us some info there. >> okay. >> we should. >> i may have missed this, but this is also include water for, like, fires, you know, extinguishing? does this hook up with s.f. p.d.? >> at this point it is not anticipated. fire water flow comes from the possible tanks. >> originally there was a proposal to have fire hydrants on the reclaimed water distribution system. but in lieu of that, the fire department has requested a stand-alone system that they could then charged with the fireboat and they could hook it up to and pressurized i would have a higher flows and higher pressures than the reclaimed
water system which. while that was the concept in 2010, 2011, since 2015, we've moved in a different direction with the fire department. >> okay. and then this also might have been discussed, but the toilets, the actual functioning toilets, are we going to be using really high-tech, you know, toilets? i don't know if you've ever been to holland or whatever, but they have they have a dribble of water. is that also in our plan? >> that'll be more about building project by building project decision. low-flow toilets are, you know, required in a stage now, but not quite as cutting edge as some perhaps in that european models. that will be a project by
project decision. >> thank you very much. >> thank you for being here and to take away, as you've heard from the commissioners, every phase of the next phase, public input, when you decided on your method, or even what the options are, we would like for you to come back so we can look at your plan and what you are embarking on doing. >> i'm happy to come back whenever he. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. >> any public comment? none? thank you server. >> item number 6 is transit planning update. >> thank you board members. we have had a lot of discussion recently about ferry planning and other elements of the transit plan for the island. i wanted to kind of give a high-level overview of some of our work with the treasure island mobility management
agency, and to foreshadow presentations that will be coming to the board. it is a july board meeting. and again at a september board meeting. so, again, for members of the audience, we have multiple relationships with the san francisco county of transportation, as it relates to this program. first, the cta secured to the federal and state funding to improve the new on and off ramps from westbound iat to the island as well as to seismic r reimprovements for the west side bridge centres or bio duct centres that support treasure island road on the west side of the island. and then also, the transportation authority is empowered through state legislation, and a local ordinance to serve as a treasure
island mobility management agency. in this role, they serve as the fiscal agency for the revenues from the parking and towing programs on the island, and utilize those revenues to subsidize did their subsidized very transit service as well as other trans related operations on the island. and the board, which is comprised of the members of the board of supervisors, is empowered to adopt a policy and procedure to implement and administer these programs. on the ramps projects, i wanted to kind of highlight the east side ramps, from westbound iat. this was completed in october oo
highlight, again, the success of this project. the contract with the golden state branch and the construction manager was under the direction of the transportation authority. and as part of this project, they constructed the disappoint on the south side of the island where the bike path lands, and provides a landing point as well as a shuttle stop for the shuttle service that we have been operating down to the island. i wanted to highlight that project, just because we've had the opportunity to observe the project and see how well it has functioned and for the performance of the contract. it was also roundly recognized by caltrans, by american society of civil engineers, and also as others as an exemplary project in 2017. other projects, first, we have
the mccullough road reconstruction. we will be undertaking that. it will be beginning shortly. i have a follow-up slide on that. as well as the interchange between southgate and hillcrest roads with the eastbound on and off ramps on the southeastern side of the island. and then the west side bridge is project, again, at the tia will be undertaking. for mccullough road, the section between mccullough and the new westbound ramps with be closing in august. currently the developers are working in their contract and they are working to improve the yellow alignment, which is the forest wrote a detour. that was a bypass road that was in place when the transportation
authority was constructing the new ramps. we needed to make some additional improvements. reducing the grade in some locations so that it can handle all of the westbound traffic coming to and from the island. that work should be in place in order for us to close mccullough road in august, and the construction on the road will run from this fall through the spring of 2020. that will be initially to build it and constructed for two way traffic. the ultimate configuration of the roadway is for one way traffic, but we need it to be able to handle two way traffic when the west side of viaducts, or westside bridges are under reconstruction. so we will build this portion, the westside bridges can be constructed, and then after, they will come back and converted from two way traffic to one way traffic and ad
enhanced bike facilities that will occupy a -- occupied the other spaces. this southgate interchange with eastbound i-80, this is a 36 million-dollar project. this is actually partially work that was supposed to be done as part of the caltrans project. and so, programs have been committed to redo this, and the reason that the cda requested to take this work out of the scope of caltrans project was to reconfigure the interchange so that it flowed more smoothly, and so traffic will come off the new offramp from eastbound i-80, circle around, and go underneath the ramp, as you see that brown
loop going around, that is circling underneath itself in order to get to connect over to southgate. and then the blue is the line for traffic going from hillcrest through to either the coast guard facilities on northgate, or to access the new westbound on-ramp. and then, i'm sorry, eastbound on-ramp. the green is the alignment to connect to the existing eastbound caltrans on-ramp. this project should go out to bid this fall. and move into construction next spring, and then be completed in the summer of 2020. at the 95% drawings for this work are being reviewed by public works, and m.t.a. and other city agencies currently. which brings us to the westside bridges. you can see the bridges or the bio debt structures that carry
treasure island structures on the west side of the island they are, this, again, was part of the initial funding commitment that the t.a. secured from the federal highway bridge program as well as state prop one b., to reconstruct these projects. participation is limited to only those costs that would be ineligible under those other programs, which consisted, primarily, of some of the preliminary engineering and design, now that the project is moving into final design and construction, i will forward to going commitment is quite small. but again this project is planned to begin construction in the summer of 2020 after completion of the initial improvements on the road, and the interchange on southgate, with bi- 80 and be completed in the summer of 2021. which brings us to the
discussion. the equipment will be installed concurrent with the roadway and ramp improvements, and will be in place prior to the anticipated first occupancy at the end of 2020. however, rather than juggling the towing equipment through multiple configurations, as the roadways are reconfigured, we don't plan to commence towing operations until the new roadway network on the island is in its final configuration. ac transit service will also commence concurrent with the tolling, in that timeframe. the initial goal amounts and hours of operations are still to be determined and set by the board.
but we will be greatly influenced by the affordability program. the terms of our -- the m.o.u. between the bay area tolling authority -- tolling authorities, because the bay area toy -- tolling authority does have the right to toll people, all traffic on the bridge including traffic that goes from treasure island into the city, and wouldn't otherwise go through a tollbooth. but what we are really looking at is if someone is going through the toll at the east side of the island, in coming to treasure island, you know, how do we make sure that we are not double tolling? it is all about those tolling arrangements for traffic coming and going from the island and how that interplay is with the tolls collected. as well as the tolling level will be influenced, the initial tolling level will be influenced
by ferry operations and planni planning. i will talk a little bit more about that in just a moment. for the shuttle, we are currently studying a pilot program for an autonomous vehicle shuttle program on the islands. a couple years ago, i guess it was little over a year ago, they got a grant from the department of transportation to do a pilot program and they are currently evaluating vehicle route and operations alternatives to commence a pilot program on the island. the thought is this will inform the permanent shuttle program planning both in terms of size and the number of shuttles that we would plan to operate. they are scheduled to come to our full board meeting next
month to provide an update on the pilot program planning. and that also on the ferry service, it is worth noting that tee icd has approved judge has approval for a lengthened seasonal construction window. this may allow them to complete the construction of the new ferry improvements in two construction seasons, rather than three. they're still evaluating the constructibility review. it definitely gives him a great deal more flexibility overall. at. their plan is to complete the construction of the terminal and the breakwaters somewhere -- in summer of 2021 construction windows. and with that, they are evaluating the possibility of early limited start of ferry service i would focus on just the commute hours, and