Construction, Installation and Maintenance: April 29 to May 5, 2017

Construction, Installation and Maintenance: April 29 to May 5, 2017

 

 

 NOTICE

Construction, Installation and Maintenance
April 29 to May 5, 2017

Please note, information reported below is subject to change without notice. If you are a member of the media, please call 650.508.7927 to confirm any information below. For all other inquiries, please call the Construction Outreach Hotline at 650.508.7726.

Rail Grinding Work

On April 26, Caltrain will began a three-week rail grinding project that will result in measurably reduced noise for neighbors next to the right of way and a safer, smoother ride for passengers. A rail-mounted, industrial-size grinder will be used to smooth out defects and restore the shape of the rail. 

The rail grinding equipment must be used at between 10 p.m. and 4:30 a.m. when there is limited or no train service. The work will begin in San Francisco and proceed south to the cities of South San Francisco, San Bruno, Burlingame, San Mateo and San Jose. Work at any one location will be completed in one or two nights. The entire project is expected to be complete by May 19.

During the rail maintenance, there will be noise impacts to areas immediately adjacent to the rail alignment while the grinding is taking place. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Construction

San Francisco Roadway Bridges Project

Night/Weekend Work
There is night and weekend work scheduled for Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 at the 22ndStreet location. Crews will perform pipe repair work.

Weekday Work

* In general, all weekday construction activity will occur between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Neighbors may experience construction noise during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

22nd Street Bridge
Monday, May 1 to Friday, May 5, crews will install fencing on the south barrier rail and will continue utility work in the area.  

The closure of 22nd Street between Iowa Street and Pennsylvania began on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.During the closure, vehicular access to 22nd Street between Iowa Street and Pennsylvania Avenue will remain closed during the removal and replacement of the bridge. Detour signage will be in place to direct vehicular and pedestrian traffic during the closure.


San Carlos Transit Center Project

Night/Weekend Work

There is no night or work scheduled at the San Carlos Transit Center Project.

Weekday Work

Monday, May 1 to Friday, May 5, crews will continue parking lot improvements. Neighbors may experience construction noise and traffic during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience. El Camino Real traffic may also be reduced to one lane during construction activities.

Some parking spaces in the Caltrain parking lot and along the eastside of El Camino between Cherry and Arroyo have been permanently removed as part of the project. Caltrain customers are encouraged to park at the Belmont Caltrain Station during construction.

Background

The San Carlos Multi-Modal Transit Center Project (Transit Center) is located on the west side of the railroad corridor at the site of the existing San Carlos Caltrain Station. The Transit Center project consists of transforming the existing San Carlos Caltrain Station parking lot into a multi-modal transit center that will better serve the community by improving safety and accessibility between SamTrans fixed route bus services, Caltrain commuter rail services, local shuttles, pedestrians and bicyclists. For more information on the project, please visit www.samtrans.com/sctc.

The Transit Center project is part of the larger mixed-use transit-oriented development, the San Carlos Transit Village, which is a joint development between SamTrans and Prometheus Real Estate Group.  For information about the San Carlos Transit Village Project visit: http://cityofsancarlos.org/planning/projects/san_carlos_transit_village/default.asp


Los Gatos Creek Bridge Replacement Project Weekly Update

Night/Weekend Work

As part of the Los Gatos Creek Bridge Project, there is night a work scheduled from Friday, April 28 to Friday, May 5. Crews are also scheduled to work during on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7. Crews will be installing sheet and cast-in-drilled-hole piles within the Caltrain right-of-way. To limit the impact to railroad operations, these activities must be conducted at night or on the weekend when there is limited or no train service.

Night work is expected to continue until May 12. Additional night work will be required throughout the project.

During the night and weekend work, neighbors will hear additional noises from heavy machinery and from equipment backup alarms. In addition, generators will be used for night time activities to power portable light towers. Caltrain will implement noise mitigation measures for residents directly adjacent to the project site. We apologize for any inconvenience these activities may cause.

Weekday Work 

Monday, May 1 to Friday, May 5, crews will continue installation of the retaining wall structure.  

Background

Caltrain, in cooperation with the City of San Jose, is preparing to replace the railroad bridge crossing at Los Gatos Creek in San Jose. The current bridge was built in 1935, and in order to maintain safe rail operations and meet current seismic safety standards, the bridge must be replaced. The project will also include installation of a tail track south of the San Jose Diridon station. The tail track will provide improved operations at the station and minimize system-wide delays. Construction is expected to be complete in early 2018.

In order to maintain regular train service, some activities will be conducted during nights and weekends, outside of normal train service hours. Neighbors may experience construction noise and light during these times. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information on the Los Gatos Creek Bridge Replacement Project, please visit www.caltrain.com/losgatos. For questions about the project, please call the Caltrain Construction Hotline at 650.508.7726 or emaillgcbridge@caltrain.com.

Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project

The Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project (PCEP) is a key component of the Caltrain Modernization program. The PCEP would electrify the Caltrain Corridor from San Francisco’s 4th and King Caltrain Station to approximately the Tamien Caltrain Station.

The primary purpose of the Project is to improve Caltrain system performance, reduce long-term environmental impact by reducing noise, improving regional air quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. An electrified Caltrain system would better address Peninsula commuters’ vision of increased service and improved travel times in an environmentally friendly and reliable way. This also is expected to help accommodate increase system ridership through improved system operations. 

San Francisco

No work anticipated.

Brisbane

No work anticipated.

South San Francisco

May 1 to May 6, Caltrain will be doing work during the day and night, from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., to survey and locate underground utilities. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The field team will work as quietly as possible.

During night work hours at South San Francisco station, all passengers will board and de-board from the same platform. Please look for the signs to indicate which platform to use. If you have any questions, feel free to call the project hotline at 650-399-9659 or toll-free at 855-463-4373.

San Bruno

May 1 to May 6, Caltrain will be doing work during the day and night, from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., to survey and locate underground utilities. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The field team will work as quietly as possible.

During night work hours at San Bruno station, all passengers will board and de-board from the same platform. Please look for the signs to indicate which platform to use. If you have any questions, feel free to call the project hotline at 650-399-9659 or toll-free at 855-463-4373.

Millbrae

May 1 to May 6, Caltrain will be doing work during the day and night, from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., to remove project materials and to survey and locate underground utilities. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The field team will work as quietly as possible.

During night work hours at Millbrae station, all passengers will board and de-board from the same platform. Please look for the signs to indicate which platform to use. If you have any questions, feel free to call the project hotline at 650-399-9659 or toll-free at 855-463-4373.

Burlingame

May 1 to May 6, Caltrain will be doing work during the day and night, from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., to remove project materials and to survey and locate underground utilities. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The field team will work as quietly as possible.

During night work hours at Burlingame station, all passengers will board and de-board from the same platform. Please look for the signs to indicate which platform to use. If you have any questions, feel free to call the project hotline at 650-399-9659 or toll-free at 855-463-4373.

San Mateo

May 1 to May 6, Caltrain will be doing work during the day and night, from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., to remove project materials and to survey and locate underground utilities. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The field team will work as quietly as possible.

During night work hours near San Mateo, Hillsdale and Hayward Park stations, a single track work schedule may be in place. In this case, all passengers will board and de-board from the same platform. Please look for the signs to indicate which platform to use. If you have any questions, feel free to call the project hotline at 650-399-9659 or toll-free at 855-463-4373.

Belmont

No work anticipated.

San Carlos

No work anticipated.

Redwood City

No work anticipated.

Unincorporated San Mateo County

No work anticipated.

Atherton

No work anticipated.

Menlo Park

No work anticipated.

Palo Alto

No work anticipated.

Mountain View

No work anticipated.

Sunnyvale

No work anticipated.

Santa Clara

No work anticipated.

San Jose

No work anticipated.


Maintenance

Caltrain will perform routine maintenance at several locations next week. To avoid disruptions to service, the work will mainly take place Saturday through Friday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. For more information about this type of work, click here, or call 650.508.7726.

San Francisco to San Jose

Saturday, April 29, to Friday, May 5, crews will pressure wash and perform janitorial work at Caltrain stations between the San Francisco and Tamien stations.

Monday, May 1, to Friday, May 5, crews will weld and grind rail at various locations between the San Francisco and Tamien stations. The welding crew uses air compressors, gas-powered generators, small power tools, electric-arc welders and propane heaters. Neighbors may experience construction noise during this time. Crews will work as quietly as possible.

South San Francisco to San Bruno

Monday, May 1, to Friday, May 5, crews will resurface rail between the South San Francisco and Millbrae stations. Resurfacing corrects the alignment of uneven rails to make them smooth, minimizing the jerks and bumps experienced by passengers and reducing the mechanical strain on the rails. Neighbors may experience construction noise during this time. Crews will work as quietly as possible.

South San Francisco to Millbrae

Monday, May 1, to Friday, May 5, crews will replace ties between the South San Francisco and San Bruno stations. Caltrain uses several different on-track, self-propelled machines to replace cross ties, and neighbors may experience construction noise during this time. Crews will work as quietly as possible.