Construction, Installation and Maintenance: July 15 to July 21, 2017

Construction, Installation and Maintenance: July 15 to July 21, 2017

 NOTICE

 

Construction, Installation and Maintenance: July 15 to July 21, 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 Carlos Transit Center Project

North Parking Lot Closure

The parking lot on the north side of the San Carlos Caltrain Station will be permanently closed as of Tuesday, July 18, at 2 a.m. Caltrain riders are encouraged to park at the newly-completed south lot located at El Camino Real and Cherry Avenue.

The north lot has been closed in order to be redeveloped as part of the San Carlos Transit Village. Construction will begin shortly on the next phase of the project, which when completed will include 200 new apartment units. All cars must be removed from the north lot as of 4 a.m. on July 18 or vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Currently, the south lot can only be accessed via El Camino Real while heading north. Caltrain is awaiting Department of Transportation approval to install a new traffic signal and roadway improvements at the intersection of El Camino Real and Cherry Avenue to allow for left turns.

Designated ADA and Depot Café parking will still be accessible through the San Carlos Avenue entrance.

Night/Weekend Work

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

Weekday Work

Monday, July 17 to Friday July 21, crews will continue parking lot improvements, including curb and gutter work along El Camino Real. 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 work scheduled on Friday, July 14 through Friday, July 21. Crews will mobilize equipment on site in preparation of the precast girder installment. Crews will also continue installation of tail track turnout and rebar work on the retaining wall. 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.

 

Friday, July 21 to Sunday July 23, crews will be installing pre-cast concrete bridge girders for the tail track.

 

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, July 11 to Friday, July 14, crews will perform rebar and form work on the bridge columns and prepare for the pre-cast bridge girder installation.

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.

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

No work anticipated

 

San Bruno

July 17 through July 22, Caltrain will be doing work during the day and night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 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 platforms. 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

July 17 through July 22, Caltrain will be doing work during the day and night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 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 Millbrae station all passengers will board and de-board from the same platforms. 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

July 17 through July 22, Caltrain will be doing work during the day and night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 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 Burlingame station all passengers will board and de-board from the same platforms. 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

July 17 through July 22, Caltrain will be doing work during the day and night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 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 Mateo station all passengers will board and de-board from the same platforms. 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

July 17 through July 21, Caltrain will be doing work during the day to locate underground utilities. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The field team will work as quietly as possible.

 

Santa Clara

No work anticipated.

 

San Jose

No work anticipated.

 

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.

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, July 15, to Friday, July 21, crews will pressure wash and perform janitorial work at Caltrain stations between the San Francisco and Tamien stations.

 

Monday, July 17, to Friday, July 21, 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.

 

San Francisco to Brisbane

Monday, July 17, to Friday, July 21, crews will resurface rail between the San Francisco and Brisbane 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.

 

Atherton to Palo Alto  

Monday, July 17, to Friday, July 21, crews will replace ties between the Atherton and Palo Alto 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.