Construction, Installation and Maintenance: January 14 to January 20, 2017

Construction, Installation and Maintenance: January 14 to January 20, 2017

 NOTICE

Construction, Installation and Maintenance: January 14 to January 20, 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.

 

Construction

 

San Francisco Roadway Bridges Project

Night/Weekend Work

There is night and weekend work planned for Thursday, January 19 to Monday, January 23. Crews will be installing the precast bridge girders. Work may be postponed depending on weather conditions. 

 

Access to residential driveways on 22nd Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Iowa Street may be temporarily impacted from 12 a.m. to 8 a.m. Thursday, January 19 to Monday, January 23. Crews will be delivering and unloading precast bridge girders during these times. Delivery of the girders may block access to driveways along 22nd Street for up to 15 minutes at a time. Access will not be blocked unnecessarily. Crews will be on site and will restore access as soon as possible.

 

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, January 16 to Friday, January 20, crews will prepare for the installation of the precast bridge girders.

 

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.

A temporary pedestrian bridge has been installed to maintain limited pedestrian access across 22nd Street. The temporary pedestrian bridge is intended for use by Caltrain customers accessing the 22nd Street Caltrain Station.

Background
Caltrain is preparing to remove and replace the existing vehicular/pedestrian bridges over the Caltrain tracks at 22nd Street, 23rd Street, and Paul Avenue in San Francisco. Existing abutments will also be retrofitted to support the new structure. Utilities supported by the bridges will be temporarily relocated during bridge removal and construction.

The three bridges are deemed structurally deficient, do not meet existing seismic safety standard and must be replaced to ensure the safety and well-being of community members and Caltrain passengers.

For more information, please call the dedicated outreach line at 650.508.7726; visit the website at www.caltrain.com/sfrb and subscribe to the page for project updates or email sfrb@caltrain.com.  

San Carlos Transit Center Project
Friday, January 13, crews will post No Parking Signs along the eastside of El Camino Real between Cherry and Arroyo in preparation of work scheduled Tuesday, January 17. Parking spaces will be not be restored once removed.

Monday, January 16 to Friday January 20, crews will realign northbound lanes on El Camino Real north of Arroyo Avenue. Crews will continue utility and irrigation work at the southern parking lot.

Some parking spaces in the Caltrain parking lot and along the eastside of El Camino between Cherry and Arroyo will be removed permanently as part of the project. On-site notices will be provided at least 72 hours in advance before the removal of parking.

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 Pre-Construction Utility Work

Night/Weekend Work

There is no night or weekend work scheduled for the project at this time.

Weekday Work

Monday, January 16 to Friday, January 20, crews will continue to mobilize equipment in preparation for construction work beginning in February.

For more information on the Los Gatos Creek Bridge Replacement Project, please visit www.caltrain.com/losgatos. Construction for the bridge replacement is expected to begin in Early 2016.

Construction

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

January 16 to January 20, Caltrain will be doing work during the day to survey and locate underground utilities. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.

 

Brisbane

January 16 to January 20, Caltrain will be doing work during the day to survey and locate underground utilities. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.

 

South San Francisco

No Activity Anticipated

 

San Bruno

No Activity Anticipated

 

Millbrae

January 16 to January 20, Caltrain will be doing work during the day to survey and locate underground utilities. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.

 

Burlingame

January 16 to January 20, Caltrain will be doing work during the day to survey and locate underground utilities. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.

 

San Mateo

January 16 to January 20, Caltrain will be doing work during the day to survey and locate underground utilities. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.

 

Belmont

No Activity Anticipated   

 

San Carlos

No Activity Anticipated

         

Redwood City

No Activity Anticipated

 

Unincorporated San Mateo County

January 16 to January 20, Caltrain will be doing work during the day to survey and locate underground utilities. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible

 

Atherton

No Activity Anticipated

 

Menlo Park

January 16 to January 20, Caltrain will be doing work during the day and night to survey and locate underground utilities and test soil conditions. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible. 

 

Palo Alto

January 16 to January 20, Caltrain will be doing work during the day and night to survey and locate underground utilities and test soil conditions. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible. 

 

Mountain View

January 16 to January 20, Caltrain will be doing work during the day and night to survey and locate underground utilities and test soil conditions. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible. 

 

Sunnyvale

January 16 to January 20, Caltrain will be doing work during the day and night to survey and locate underground utilities and test soil conditions. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible. 

 

At Sunnyvale and Lawrence stations, a single-track work schedule may be in place on January 17 and 18 from 9:00 p.m. until the last train. Passengers should be advised to board on the southbound platform.

 

Santa Clara

January 16 to January 20, Caltrain will be doing work during the day to confirm soil condition survey and locate underground utilities. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible. 

 

San Jose

January 16 to January 20, Caltrain will be doing work during the day and night to survey and locate underground utilities and test soil conditions. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible. 

 

 

For more information, please call the dedicated outreach line at 650.508.6499; visit the website at www.caltrain.com/PCEP or email calmod@caltrain.com.

Installation

Communications Based Overlay Signal System (CBOSS) Positive Train Control (PTC) Project

The CBOSS PTC Project is an advanced signal system that will equip the corridor and trains with federally-mandated safety technology and will increase system capacity to help accommodate future ridership demand.

The project will monitor and, if necessary, control train movement in the event of human error. This will increase safety by:

  • Eliminating the risk of train-to-train collisions.
  • Reducing risk of potential derailments by enforcing speed limits.
  • Providing additional safety for railroad workers on the tracks.

 

  • Improving grade crossing performance to reduce gate downtime and improve local traffic circulation.

 

The CBOSS PTC Project is also a key component of the Caltrain Modernization Program, which will electrify the Caltrain Corridor by 2020. An electrified Caltrain will be cleaner and quieter and will upgrade the system to provide faster and/or more frequent service to more stations and riders.


To implement the project, Caltrain will be identifying utilities, digging a small trench and/or boring close to the tracks to install fiber optic cable. In order to maintain daytime train service, Caltrain will be performing some of this work at night.

San Francisco

On January 14 – 15 and January 17 – 20, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Brisbane

On January 14 – 15 and January 17 – 20, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

South San Francisco

On January 14 – 15 and January 17 – 20, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

San Bruno

On January 14 – 15 and January 17 – 20, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Millbrae

On January 14 – 15 and January 17 – 20, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Burlingame

On January 14 – 15 and January 17 – 20, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

San Mateo

On January 14 – 15 and January 17 – 20, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Belmont

On January 14 – 15 and January 17 – 20, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

San Carlos

On January 14 – 15 and January 17 – 20, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Redwood City

On January 14 – 15 and January 17 – 20, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Unincorporated San Mateo County

On January 14 – 15 and January 17 – 20, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Atherton

On January 14 – 15 and January 17 – 20, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Menlo Park

On January 14 – 15 and January 17 – 20, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Palo Alto

On January 14 – 15 and January 17 – 20, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Mountain View

On January 14 – 15 and January 17 – 20, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Sunnyvale

On January 14 – 15 and January 17 – 20, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Santa Clara

On January 14 – 15 and January 17 – 20, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

San Jose

On January 14 – 15 and January 17 – 20, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

For more information, please call the dedicated outreach line at 650.508.6499; visit the website at www.caltrain.com/CBOSSPTC or email caltrainptc@samtrans.com.

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, January 14, to Friday, January 20, crews will pressure wash and perform janitorial work at Caltrain stations between the San Francisco and Tamien stations.

 

South San Francisco to Burlingame

Monday, January 16, to Friday, January 20, crews will resurface rail between the South San Francisco and Broadway 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.

 

Millbrae to Belmont

Monday, January 16 to Friday, January 20, crews will replace ties between the Millbrae and Belmont 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

 

San Jose

Monday, January 16 to Friday, January 20, crews will weld and grind rail near the San Jose Diridon Station. 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.