Construction, Installation and Maintenance: September 9 to September 15, 2017

 

Construction,Installation and Maintenance: September 9 to September 15, 2017 

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Construction

 

San Carlos Transit Center Project

Night/Weekend Work

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

 

Weekday Work

Monday, September 11 to Friday, September 15,crews will continue parking lotimprovements, including curb and gutter work along El Camino Real. Neighborsmay experience construction noise and traffic during this time. We apologizefor the inconvenience. El Camino Real traffic may also be reduced to one laneduring construction activities.

Some parkingspaces in the Caltrain parking lot and along the eastside of El Camino betweenCherry and Arroyo have been permanently removed as part of the project. Caltraincustomers are encouraged to park at the Belmont Caltrain Station duringconstruction.

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

The Transit Centerproject is part of the larger mixed-use transit-oriented development, the SanCarlos Transit Village, which is a joint development between SamTrans andPrometheus Real Estate Group.  For informationabout the San Carlos Transit Village Project visit:  http://cityofsancarlos.org/planning/projects/san_carlos_transit_village/default.asp

Los Gatos Creek Bridge Replacement Project WeeklyUpdate

 

Night/WeekendWork
As part ofthe Los Gatos Creek Bridge Project, there is night work scheduled on Friday, September8 through Friday, September 15. Crews will continue to drill, install rebar cages and pour concretepiles. Residents will hear on-track equipment and construction activitiesduring these nights. Crews will mobilize equipment on site inpreparation of the precast girder installment. Crews will also continueinstallation of tail track turnout. To limit the impact to railroad operations,these activities must be conducted at night or on the weekend when there islimited or no train service.

 

Additional night work will be required throughout theproject.

 

During the night and weekend work, neighbors will hearadditional noises from heavy machinery and from equipment backup alarms. Inaddition, generators will be used for night time activities to power portablelight towers. Caltrain will implement noise mitigation measures for residentsdirectly adjacent to the project site. We apologize for any inconvenience theseactivities may cause.

Weekday Work 
Monday, September 11 toFriday, September 15, crews will perform rebar, form and concrete work onthe bridge backwall and abutment.

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

In order tomaintain regular train service, some activities will be conducted during nightsand weekends, outside of normal train service hours. Neighbors may experienceconstruction noise and light during these times. We apologize for anyinconvenience this may cause. For more information on the Los Gatos Creek BridgeReplacement Project, please visit www.caltrain.com/losgatos.For questions about theproject, please call the Caltrain Construction Hotline at 650.508.7726 or emaillgcbridge@caltrain.com.

Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project

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

 

The primarypurpose of the Project is to improve Caltrain system performance, reducelong-term environmental impact by reducing noise, improving regional airquality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. An electrified Caltrain systemwould better address Peninsula commuters’ vision of increased service andimproved travel times in an environmentally friendly and reliableway. This also is expected to help accommodate increase system ridershipthrough improved system operations. 

 

San Francisco

No work anticipated.

 

Brisbane

No workanticipated.

 

South SanFrancisco

September11 through September 17, Caltrain will be doing work during the day and nightto locate and move underground utilities and to construct onetest pile foundation for integrity testing. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Night workhours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this maycause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.

 

Duringnight work hours at the South San Francisco station all passengers will boardand de-board from the same platforms. Please look for the signs to indicatewhich platform to use. If you have any questions, feel free to call the projecthotline at 650-399-9659 or toll-free at 855-463-4373.

San Bruno

September11 through September 17, Caltrain will be doing work during the day and nightto locate and move underground utilities. Work hours will be from 7p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the fieldteam will work as quietly as possible.

 

Duringnight work hours at the San Bruno station all passengers will board andde-board from the same platforms. Please look for the signs to indicate whichplatform to use. If you have any questions, feel free to call the projecthotline at 650-399-9659 or toll-free at 855-463-4373.

 

Millbrae

September11 through September 17, Caltrain will be doing work during the day and nightto locate and move underground utilities and to prune and remove trees on theproject route. Day work hours will be from 7a.m. to 5 p.m. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize forany inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly aspossible.

 

Duringwork hours at the Millbrae station all passengers will board and de-board fromthe same platforms. Please look for the signs to indicate which platform touse. If you have any questions, feel free to call the project hotline at650-399-9659 or toll-free at 855-463-4373.

 

Burlingame

September11 through September 15, Caltrain will be doing work during the day to pruneand remove trees on the project route and to constructone test pile foundation for integrity testing. Work hours will be from 7a.m. to 5 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

San Mateo

Nowork anticipated.

 

Belmont

September11 through September 17, Caltrain will be doing work during the night to locateand move underground utilities. Work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Weapologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work asquietly as possible.

 

During workhours at the Belmont station all passengers will board and de-board from thesame platforms. Please look for the signs to indicate which platform to use. Ifyou have any questions, feel free to call the project hotline at 650-399-9659or toll-free at 855-463-4373.

 

San Carlos

September11 through September 17, Caltrain will be doing work during the night to locateand move underground utilities. Work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Weapologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work asquietly as possible.

 

During workhours at the San Carlos station all passengers will board and de-board from thesame platforms. Please look for the signs to indicate which platform to use. Ifyou have any questions, feel free to call the project hotline at 650-399-9659or toll-free at 855-463-4373.

 

Redwood City

No workanticipated.

 

UnincorporatedSan Mateo County

No workanticipated.

 

Atherton

No workanticipated.

 

Menlo Park

Nowork anticipated.

 

Palo Alto

Nowork anticipated.

 

Mountain View

Nowork anticipated.

 

Sunnyvale

Not workanticipated.

 

Santa Clara

No workanticipated.

 

San Jose

No workanticipated.

 

Formore 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. Toavoid disruptions to service, the work will mainly take place Saturday throughFriday 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 toSan Jose

Saturday,September 9 to Friday, September 15, crews will pressure wash and performjanitorial work at Caltrain stations between the San Francisco and Tamienstations.

 

Monday,September 11 to Friday, September 15, crews will weld and grind rail at variouslocations between the San Francisco and Tamien stations. The welding crew usesair compressors, gas-powered generators, small power tools, electric-arcwelders and propane heaters. Neighbors may experience maintenance noise duringthis time. Crews will work as quietly as possible.

 

San Francisco to Brisbane

Monday,September 11 to Friday, September 15, crews will resurface rail between the SanFrancisco and Brisbane stations. Resurfacing corrects the alignment of unevenrails to make them smooth, minimizing the jerks and bumps experienced bypassengers and reducing the mechanical strain on the rails. Neighbors mayexperience maintenance noise during this time. Crews will work as quietly aspossible.

 

South San Francisco

Monday,September 11 to Friday, September 15, crews will move rail near the South SanFrancisco Station. Neighbors may experience maintenance noise during this time.Crews will work as quietly as possible.

 

Menlo Park to Palo Alto

Monday,September 11 to Friday, September 15, crews will replace ties between the MenloPark and Atherton stations. Caltrain uses several different on-track,self-propelled machines to replace cross ties, and neighbors may experiencemaintenance noise during this time. Crews will work as quietly as possible.

 

Santa Clara to San Jose

Monday,September 11 to Friday, September 15, crews will replace ties between the SantaClara and Tamien stations. Caltrain uses several different on-track,self-propelled machines to replace cross ties, and neighbors may experience maintenancenoise during this time. Crews will work as quietly as possible.