Construction, Installation and Maintenance: March 4 to March 10, 2017

Construction, Installation and Maintenance: March 4 to March 10, 2017

 NOTICE

 

Construction, Installation and Maintenance: March 4 to March 10, 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.

 
Meadow Crossing Closure

The railroad grade crossing at Meadow Drive in Palo Alto will be closed over two weekends for track maintenance work. The closure will be from Friday, March 10 at 8 p.m. until Monday, March 13 at 4 a.m. and again from Friday, March 17 at 8 p.m. until Monday, March 20 at 4 a.m.

Vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic will not be able to cross the tracks during this outage.
During the closure, Caltrain will establish detour signs for pedestrians and motorists to help with traffic flow. Neighbors may experience construction noise during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The Meadow Drive grade crossing will be reconstructed with new concrete ties, ballast, and new concrete grade crossing panels replacing the existing rubber surface. New pavement and striping will also be included as part of the reconstruction. These elements will provide a smoother, safer crossing for vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists. A community mailer with the closure map can be found here.

Construction

 

San Francisco Roadway Bridges Project

Night/Weekend Work

There is night work scheduled at the 22nd Street Bridge location from 8 p.m. Friday, March 3 to 8 a.m. Saturday, March 4. Crews will be installing utility support beams on the southern portion of the bridge.

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, March 6 to Friday, March 10, crews will begin work on the crash wall and will pour the northern bridge deck and sidewalk.

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.

San Carlos Transit Center Project
Night/Weekend Work

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

Weekday Work

Monday, March 6, to Friday, March 10, crews will continue installation of the retaining wall, including grading, forming and pouring.  Crews will also install storm and sewer drains within the project area. Neighbors may experience construction noise during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience. El Camino Real traffic may also be reduced to one lane during construction activities. Work may be delayed due to adverse weather conditions.

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

Weekday Work
Monday, March 6 to Friday, March 10, crews will continue to remove vegetation and will remove poles and wires to facilitate the bridge construction. Crews will continue installation of the access road for the project.

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 email lgcbridge@caltrain.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, March 4, to Friday, March 10, crews will pressure wash and perform janitorial work at Caltrain stations between the San Francisco and Tamien stations.

 

Monday, March 6, to Friday, March 10, 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, March 6, to Friday, March 10, 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, March 6, to Friday, March 10, 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