Los Gatos Creek Bridge Replacement

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Overview
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.

Los Gatos Creek Bridge Replacement Project Weekly Update

 

Night/Weekend Work
There is no night work scheduled next week for the Los Gatos Creek Bridge Project.

 

On Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19, crews will perform track work during the day.

Weekday Work
Monday, November 20 to Wednesday, November 22, crews will perform storm drain work during the day.  

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.


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Bridge Design
The new bridge will be a pre-stressed/pre-cast concrete bridge with new foundations and a new widened bridge deck. Box girders will support three spans, each totaling approximately 175 feet long and 35 feet wide.

Environmental Impacts
Construction of the bridge has the potential to temporarily impact the creek and vegetation. Caltrain will continue to make efforts to mitigate environmental impacts to the area. After construction, creek restoration efforts will be performed. Due to environmental regulations, all in-creek construction will take place from June 2017 to October 2017 . 

Community Impacts During Construction
Work to replace the bridge is scheduled to start in Fall 2016 and is expected to last two years. To avoid impacting rail operations, some construction will take place during nights and weekends. Due to the nature of the construction, there will be temporary, localized noise impacts due to site clearing and construction activities. 

Public Involvement

Caltrain will be communicating with residents, businesses and other interested members of the public to discuss the project in more detail. Stakeholders will be provided with various opportunities to engage the project team and provide feedback prior to key milestones during the environmental review, design and construction phases.

Project Documents
Los Gatos Creek Bridge Fact Sheet 
Los Gatos Creek Bridge Frequently Asked Questions
Los Gatos Creek Bridge Community Meeting - August 22nd, 2016

Project Notices
Night Work Mailer 3/27/17
Los Gatos Creek Bridge Construction Notice - 2/3/17


Environmental Documents
Los Gatos Creek Final MND Documents (Dropbox Link) - Added 1/30/14
Community Meeting PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)
Notice of Availability and Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration - Added 12/3/13
Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration - Added 12/3/13
Responses to Comments - Added 12/3/13
Air Quality Report - Added 12/3/13
Archaeological Survey - Added 10/13/13
Biological Resource Evaluation - Added 12/3/13
Hazardous Materials Technical Report - Added 10/13/13
Historic Resources Inventory & Evaluation Report - Added 10/13/13
Jurisdictional Delineation of Waters - Added 10/13/13
Biological Assessment - Added 10/13/13
Noise & Vibration Report - Added 12/3/13
Traffic Report - Added 12/3/13
Water Quality Report - Added 12/3/13

Schedule

  • Final Design: Spring 2016
  • Award Contract: September 2016
  • Construction: Fall 2016 – Early 2018
    • Site Clearing & Preparation: Begins November 2016
    • In-Creek Construction: June 2017 - October 2017

For additional questions or concerns regarding this project, please call our dedicated Construction Outreach Line at 650.508.7726 or email  lgcbridge@caltrain.com. For questions about Caltrain service, please contact our Customer Service Center at 800.660.4287

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bct - 11/10/17