Grade Crossing Improvement Project
Caltrain began work to improve the safety at 15 grade crossings (places where streets cross the tracks) along the corridor from San Francisco to San Jose in June 2018. Improvements included more clearly-marked pedestrian crossings with new paint striping and lettering; tactile pavement markers; and guardrails. Medians were also installed or improved at eight locations.
These safety improvements occurred at:
|San Francisco||16th St.||X|
|Palo Alto||Alma St.||X||Improve|
|Palo Alto||East Meadow||New|
|San Jose||W. Virginia||New|
- Bid & Award: July 2017 to January 2018
- Limited Notice to Proceed: March 2018
- Construction Start: June 2018
- Construction End: January 2019
Total cost: $3.5 million
FRA: $1.06 million
State Prop 1B: $377k
JPB member agencies: $2.15 million
Community Impacts During Construction
Regularly scheduled work hours were Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Construction activities included glue removal and grinding old paint; pouring concrete; glueing new tactile markers; and painting. Impacts included partial lane/sidewalk closures and traffic control. Caltrain worked to minimize noise and other disruptions as much as possible. Work areas were clearly marked and flaggers helped direct traffic as needed. Caltrain thanks the local communities for their patience during this important safety improvement project.
- Weekly Construction Notices
- Presentation: Palo Alto City/School Traffic Safety Committee
- Press Release, January 25, 2019
- Press Release, June 15, 2018
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