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Grade Crossing Improvement Projects in San Mateo and Menlo Park


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Caltrain, in cooperation with our city partners, will begin a project to improve the safety at 5 at-grade crossings (intersections where train tracks cross a street) in San Mateo and Menlo Park. These improvements will increase the safety for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.

Project Details

Improvements include more clearly-marked pedestrian crossings with new paint striping and lettering, and pavement markers. The improvement plan also calls for the installation of a fixed concrete median with flexible bollards. The median is designed to prevent motorists from driving around lowered crossing gates.

In limited locations, installation of the median and flexible bollards will permanently alter driveway access. See illustrative graphic above depicting general elements of planned improvements. 

Grade crossing improvement sites include:

  • 1st Ave. and S. Railroad Ave., San Mateo
  • 2nd Ave. and S. Railroad Ave., San Mateo
  • 3rd Ave. and S. Railroad Ave., San Mateo
  • Glenwood Ave. and Garwood Way, Menlo Park
  • Oak Grove Ave. and Merrill St, Menlo Park


Schedule

Construction is expected to start in early 2021 and be completed at all locations by the end of 2021. 

Funding

State Funding: $1.4M

Community Impacts During Construction

Regularly scheduled work hours at and around each crossing will be Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Construction work is expected to last up to one week per intersection.

During work hours, it may be necessarily to temporarily re-route traffic (vehicle and bicycle) around lane closures at each crossing. Flaggers will be in-place to help re-route traffic safely. We do not anticipate any parking impacts during active construction. Caltrain worked to minimize noise and other disruptions as much as possible. 

Resources

Completed Crossings - 2018


Contact Information

For additional questions or concerns regarding this project, please call our dedicated Construction Outreach Line at 650.508.7726 or email construction@caltrain.com.

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