Weekly Construction, Installation and Maintenance Notice

Weekly Construction, Installation and Maintenance Notice

Weekly Construction, Installation and Maintenance Notice

Updated 6/16/16

Construction, Installation and Maintenance: June 11 to June 17, 2016

 

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 Francisco Roadway Bridges Project


Night/Weekend Work

There is night work planned at the Paul Avenue Bridge location beginning Wednesday, June 9 to Sunday June 12. Crews will be installing precast girders on the bridge.  

There is night and weekend work planned at the 22nd Street Roadway Bridge between Pennsylvania and Iowa streets on Thursday, June 16 through Saturday, June 18. Night and weekend work is expected to occur periodically at the 22nd Street Bridge location during the duration of the project, which is expected to be complete in early 2017.

 

Weekday Work

 

* In general, all weekday construction activity will occur between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Neighbors may experience construction noise during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

22nd Street Bridge

Monday, June 13 to Friday, June 17, crews will install temporary utility support abutments and perform additional utility trenching.

 

Paul Avenue Bridge

Monday, June 13 to Friday, June 17, crews will continue formwork and grout bridge girders for the Paul Avenue Bridge.

 

Vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian access to Paul Avenue between Gould and Carr streets will remain closed during the removal and replacement of the Paul Avenue Bridge. Access to Paul Avenue is expected to be fully restored in August 2016. The exact date of the closure is subject to change. During the closure, Caltrain will establish detour signs for pedestrians and motorists to help with traffic flow.

 

22nd Street Closure

The closure of 22nd Street between Iowa Street and Pennsylvania began on Tuesday, April 19. During the closure, vehicular access to 22nd Street between Iowa Street and Pennsylvania Avenue will remain closed during the removal and replacement of the bridge, which is expected to be complete in November 2016. Detour signage will be in place to direct vehicular and pedestrian traffic during the closure.

A temporary pedestrian bridge will be installed in late June to maintain limited pedestrian access across 22nd Street. The temporary pedestrian bridge is intended for use by Caltrain customers accessing the 22nd Street Caltrain Station. Pedestrian access is still maintained on the north side of the bridge until the temporary pedestrian bridge is installed.

Background
Caltrain is preparing to remove and replace the existing vehicular/pedestrian bridges over the Caltrain tracks at 22nd Street, 23rd Street, and Paul Avenue in San Francisco. Existing abutments will also be retrofitted to support the new structure. Utilities supported by the bridges will be temporarily relocated during bridge removal and construction. The replacement of all three bridges is expected to be complete by November 2016.

The three bridges are deemed structurally deficient, do not meet existing seismic safety standard and must be replaced to ensure the safety and well-being of community members and Caltrain passengers.

For more information, please call the dedicated outreach line at 650.508.7726; visit the website at www.caltrain.com/sfrb and subscribe to the page for project updates or email sfrb@caltrain.com.  

Quint Street Project

 

Weekend Work

There is no weekend work scheduled at the Quint Street Project.

 

Weekday Work

Monday, June 13 to Friday, June 17, crews will perform street level work at the Quint Street location.    

 

Closure of Quint Street between Newcomb and Jerrold Avenues began on October 5, 2015. During the closure, Caltrain has established traffic rerouting signs for pedestrians and motorists to help with traffic flow.

 

Background

Caltrain will remove the existing Quint Street Bridge which is over 100 years old and is at the end of its useful life with a new berm. The current bridge is deemed structurally deficient, does not meet existing seismic safety standards and must be replaced to ensure the safety of community members and Caltrain passengers.  The new berm will be designed to allow for a potential Caltrain station to be located at Oakdale Avenue.

 

The contract for the Quint Street Bridge Replacement project was awarded to Shimmick Construction Company, Inc. in August 2015.

 

For more information, please call the dedicated outreach line at 650.508.7726; visit the website at www.caltrain.com/quint and subscribe to the page for project updates or email quint@caltrain.com.


San Mateo Bridges Replacement Project

Weekend Work

Weekend work will occur within Caltrain right-of-way from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, and on Sunday, June 12, to inject grout into the sub-ballast along the track alignment from Tilton Avenue to Santa Inez Avenue. Material will be delivered by rail.

There is weekend work tentatively scheduled for the weekend of June 18 - 19 on the Caltrain right-of-way.

Weekday Work

* In general, all weekday construction activity will occur between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Neighbors may experience construction noise during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Monday, June 13, to Friday, June 17, construction crews will be installing permanent fencing along the Caltrain right-of-way between Monte Diablo and Tilton Avenues. The contractor will also continue finishing, washing and painting the new retaining walls and touching up paint on the soldier piles along the East and West side of the tracks from Tilton to Poplar Avenues. Crews will also install fencing along the Caltrain right-of way between Tilton and Bellevue Avenues.

Residents will experience increased noise levels and traffic conditions in the neighborhood due to the construction activity.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Daytime Closures of North Railroad Avenue

Daytime street closures of North Railroad Avenue, east of the railroad tracks, will occur on weekdays from Monday, June 13 to Friday June 24. North Railroad Avenue, east of the railroad tracks, will be closed to vehicular traffic between Monte Diablo and Cypress Avenues from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, Monday, June 13 to Friday, June 24. Crews will attempt to accommodate local traffic but there may be delays due to the nature of the work. Crews will be preforming street level work on North Railroad Avenue including curb and gutter work, paving, grading, and striping.

During the daytime closures, Caltrain will establish detour signs for motorists to help with traffic flow. In order to facilitate the street level work, no parking zones will also be implemented and enforced 24 hours a day from Monday June 13 to Friday June 24.

Background

Caltrain, in cooperation with the City of San Mateo, is replacing the four 100-year-old rail bridges located at Tilton, Monte Diablo, Santa Inez and Poplar Avenues, which no longer meet current seismic safety standards.

The project will ensure that the aging bridges are safe and equipped to meet the region’s future transportation needs, including new electrified rail service, and improved traffic flow on city streets.  The project is expected to be complete by October 2016.

For more information, please call the dedicated outreach line at 650.508.7726; visit the website at www.caltrain.com/smbridges and subscribe to the page for project updates or email smbridges@caltrain.com.

Installation

Communications Based Overlay Signal System (CBOSS) Positive Train Control (PTC) Project

The CBOSS PTC Project is an advanced signal system that will equip the corridor and trains with federally-mandated safety technology and will increase system capacity to help accommodate future ridership demand.

The project will monitor and, if necessary, control train movement in the event of human error. This will increase safety by:

  • Eliminating the risk of train-to-train collisions.
  • Reducing risk of potential derailments by enforcing speed limits.
  • Providing additional safety for railroad workers on the tracks.

 

  • Improving grade crossing performance to reduce gate downtime and improve local traffic circulation.

 

The CBOSS PTC Project is also a key component of the Caltrain Modernization Program, which will electrify the Caltrain Corridor by 2020. An electrified Caltrain will be cleaner and quieter and will upgrade the system to provide faster and/or more frequent service to more stations and riders.


To implement the project, Caltrain will be identifying utilities, digging a small trench and/or boring close to the tracks to install fiber optic cable. In order to maintain daytime train service, Caltrain will be performing some of this work at night.

San Francisco

On June 11 - 12 and June 14 – 17, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Brisbane

On June 11-12 and June 14-17, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

South San Francisco

On June 11-12 and June 14-17, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

San Bruno

On June 11-12 and June 14-17, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Millbrae

On June 11-12 and June 14-17, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Burlingame

On June 11-12 and June 14-17, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

San Mateo

On June 11-12 and June 14-17, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Belmont

On June 11-12 and June 14-17, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

San Carlos

On June 11-12 and June 14-17, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Redwood City

On June 11-12 and June 14-17, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Unincorporated San Mateo County

On June 11-12 and June 14-17, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Atherton

On June 11-12 and June 14-17, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Menlo Park

On June 11-12 and June 14-17, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Palo Alto

On June 11-12 and June 14-17, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Mountain View

On June 11-12 and June 14-17, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Sunnyvale

On June 11-12 and June 14-17, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Santa Clara

On June 11-12 and June 14-17, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

San Jose

On June 11-12 and June 14-17, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

For more information, please call the dedicated outreach line at 650.508.6499; visit the website at www.caltrain.com/CBOSSPTC or emailcaltrainptc@samtrans.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, June 11 to Friday, June 17, crews will pressure wash and perform janitorial work at Caltrain stations between the San Francisco and Tamien stations.

 

Monday, June 13 to Friday, June 17, crews will also be performing basic signal maintenance throughout the corridor.

 

Sunnyvale to San Jose

Monday, June 13 to Friday, June 17, crews will resurface rail between the Sunnyvale and San Jose Diridon 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.

 

San Jose

Monday, June 13 to Friday, June 17, crews will weld and grind rail between the College Park and San Jose Diridon 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.

 

Monday, June 13 to Friday, June 17, crews will replace ties around the San Jose Diridon Station. 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.

 

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