Weekly Construction, Installation and Maintenance Notice

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Construction, Installation and Maintenance

South San Francisco Station Improvement Project

Night/Weekend Work

Monday, January 22 to Friday, January 26, crews will begin installing the temporary platform and preparing to install the temporary shoofly track to be used during construction. Construction activities include the removal of rail and ties, pouring concrete, and installing base rock.

 

Neighbors may hear additional noises from heavy machinery and equipment backup alarms. We apologize for any inconvenience these activities may occur.

Weekday Work

Monday, January 22 to Friday, January 26, crews will begin preparing to install the temporary shoofly track to be used during construction. Construction activities include the removal of rail and ties.

 

Neighbors may hear additional noises from heavy machinery and equipment backup alarms. We apologize for any inconvenience these activities may occur.

 

Background

Caltrain is preparing to replace the existing South San Francisco Station with a new center boarding platform connecting to a pedestrian underpass. The project consists of track work, signal work, a new 700 foot center board platform with amenities and connectivity to a new pedestrian underpass from the platform to Grand Avenue and Industrial Way. The project improves safety and will provide increased connectivity along Grand Avenue for the City of South San Francisco. The improvements will also make the station fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Construction is expected to be complete in Fall 2019.

25th Avenue Grade Separation Project

Night/Weekend Work

25th Avenue

From Friday night, January 19 to Saturday morning, January 20, crews will be moving the signal house. Flaggers may be assisting with traffic coordination at the railroad crossing during this time. During the day on Saturday, January 20, crews will be pouring cement for the ADA access ramps at Palm Avenue and 25th Avenue. There may be partial sidewalk closures while the cement is wet. At night on Thursday, January 25 and Friday, January 26 crews will be mobilizing equipment.

Borel Creek

Pile installation is now complete at this location.

31st Avenue

On Monday, January 22 to Friday, January 26, crews will be installing cast-in-drilled piles within the Caltrain right-of-way. Pile installation is 85% complete at this location.

 

When possible, work will be conducted during the day. However, due to the proximity of some activities relative to the railroad tracks, night work may be required throughout the project. In an effort to start construction earlier in the evening, Caltrain will be single tracking its trains on evenings when night work is scheduled. Please note the construction schedule is subject to change.

 

Neighbors may hear additional noises from heavy machinery and equipment backup alarms. Caltrain will implement noise mitigation measures for residents directly adjacent to the project site. We apologize for any inconvenience these activities may occur.

Weekday Work

Monday, January 22 through Friday, January 26, there will be one lane in each direction open to traffic on E. 25th Avenue between El Camino Real and S. Delaware during the day from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Some street parking will be unavailable due to construction from January 22 to January 26. Crews will be mobilizing equipment and then will start installing the cast-in-drilled-hole piles. There will be partial sidewalk closures during the week and Caltrain will establish signs for pedestrians and motorists to help with traffic flow. All businesses along E. 25th Avenue will remain open during construction.

 

Also on Monday, January 22 to Friday, January 26, crews will:

  • Work on the abutments at the Pedestrian Underpass
  • Install cast-in-drilled-hole piles at 31st Avenue
  • Pothole to determine the location of underground utilities
  • Work on the temporary parking lots
  • Remove existing abutments at Borel Creek.

 

On Monday, January 22 and Tuesday, January 23, crews will be boring at Borel Creek. Then on Thursday, January 25 and Friday, January 26, crews will:

  • Install temporary shoring near 28th Avenue
  • Excavate at 31st Avenue
  • Mobilize equipment at 25th Avenue

  • Work on the abutments at Borel Creek

 

For riders, single tracking may occur on Monday, January 22 to Friday, January 26 to allow for the night construction activities. To view a map of the temporary parking lot visit www.caltrain.com/25thgs (scroll down to “project resources”).

Background

Caltrain, in cooperation with the City of San Mateo, will raise the tracks and slightly lower the road (grade separate) at E. 25th Avenue in San Mateo. This will improve safety for both motorists and pedestrians, and it will reduce local traffic congestion in San Mateo. In addition, the project will create new east-west street connections at 28th and 31st Avenues; and as part of the project improvements, Caltrain will build a new elevated Hillsdale Station with updated amenities at E. 28th Avenue. 

 

Construction is expected to be complete in early 2020. 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 25th Avenue Grade Separation Project, please visit www.caltrain.com/25thgs. For questions about the project, please call the Caltrain Construction Hotline at 650.508.7726 or email smgradesep@caltrain.com.

Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project

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

 

The primary purpose of the Project is to improve Caltrain system performance, reduce long-term environmental impact by reducing noise, improving regional air quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. An electrified Caltrain system would better address Peninsula commuters’ vision of increased service and improved travel times in an environmentally friendly and reliable way. This also is expected to help accommodate increase system ridership through improved system operations. 

San Francisco

No work anticipated.

Brisbane

No work anticipated.

South San Francisco

No work anticipated.

San Bruno

No work anticipated.

Millbrae

January 20 through January 26, Caltrain will be doing work during the day to locate underground utilities, and prune and remove trees, and at night to install OCS foundations. Foundation work activities will include excavation, drilling, placement of foundations and pouring of concrete. Day work hours for January 20 and 21 will be from 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. and day work hours for January 22 through January 26 will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Night work hours for January 20 and 26 will be from 7:45 p.m. to 7:45 a.m. and night work hours for January 22 through January 25 will be 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.

 

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

Burlingame

January 20 through January 26, Caltrain will be doing work during the day to locate underground utilities, and prune and remove trees, and at night to install OCS foundations. Foundation work activities will include excavation, drilling, placement of foundations and pouring of concrete. Day work hours for January 20 and 21 will be from 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. and day work hours for January 22 through January 26 will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Night work hours for January 20 and 26 will be from 7:45 p.m. to 7:45 a.m. and night work hours for January 22 through January 25 will be 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.

 

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

San Mateo

No work anticipated.

Belmont

No work anticipated.

San Carlos

No work anticipated.

Redwood City

No work anticipated.

Unincorporated San Mateo County

No work anticipated.

Atherton

No work anticipated.

Menlo Park

No work anticipated.

Palo Alto

No work anticipated.

Mountain View

No work anticipated.

Sunnyvale

No work anticipated.

Santa Clara

No work anticipated. 

San Jose

January 22 through January 25, Caltrain will be doing work during the day to locate underground utilities. Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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/PCEP or email calmod@caltrain.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, January 20, to Friday, January 26, crews will pressure wash and perform janitorial work at Caltrain stations between the San Francisco and Tamien stations.

 

Monday, January 22 to Friday, January 26, crews will weld and grind rail at various locations between the San Francisco and Tamien stations. The welding crew uses air compressors, gas-powered generators, small power tools, electric-arc welders and propane heaters. Neighbors may experience maintenance noise during this time. Crews will work as quietly as possible.

San Francisco to Brisbane

Monday, January 22 to Friday, January 26, crews will resurface rail between the San Francisco and Brisbane stations. Caltrain uses several different on-track, self-propelled machines to replace cross ties, and neighbors may experience maintenance noise during this time. Crews will work as quietly as possible.

Santa Clara to San Jose

Monday, January 22 to Friday, January 26, crews will change ties between the Lawrence and Tamien stations. Caltrain uses several different on-track, self-propelled machines to replace cross ties, and neighbors may experience maintenance noise during this time. Crews will work as quietly as possible.

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