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Construction, Installation and Maintenance

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CONSTRUCTION

South San Francisco Station Improvement Project

Night/Weekend Work

There is no night or weekend work planned.

Weekday Work

On Monday, May 21 to Friday, May 25, crews will continue utility work, including the installation of duct banks at the South San Francisco Station. 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.

 

San Carlos Transit Center 

Weekday Work

Monday, May 21 to Friday, May 25, crews will continue curb work in preparation of the Cherry Street intersection improvements. Single lane closures may take place during construction activities. We apologize for any inconvenience these activities may occur. The Cherry Street improvements will facilitate better access to the Caltrain Station parking lot for cars travelling southbound on El Camino Real. Construction is expected to be complete in May 2018.

Redwood City Grade Crossings Project

Night/Weekend Work
None.

Weekday Work

Crews will be working at Broadway on Monday, May 21 to Wednesday, May 23 on the signals and on Friday, May 25 removing and installing fences.

Crews will also work at Main Street on Wednesday, May 23 to Friday, May 25 removing and installing fences and infrastructure.

Background

Caltrain, in coordination with the City of Redwood City, will improve safety at three grade crossings in Redwood City. At Whipple Avenue, new vehicular and pedestrian gates; new sidewalks and ramps; and new pavement markings and striping will be installed. At Broadway, new pedestrian gates will be installed along with new pavement markings. At Main Street new fencing, pedestrian gates, and pavement markings will be installed.

 

Construction on these safety improvements began in February 2018 and is anticipated to be complete by late summer 2018. Construction activities include removing old paint, gluing new tactile markers; and painting. Traffic may be impacted due to partial lane/sidewalk closures and traffic control. Some evening and weekend work may occur. Caltrain will take all reasonable measures to ensure that noise or other disruptions are minimized. Work areas will be clearly marked and flaggers will help direct traffic as needed. We apologize for any inconvenience that may occur during this important safety improvement project. For questions about the project, please call the Caltrain Construction Hotline at 650.508.7726 or email construction@caltrain.com.

 

25th Avenue Grade Separation Project
 PG&E Pipeline Relocation Work

Overview

PG&E will begin principal pipeline relocation construction on May 21, with work anticipated to last through September. The first week of activity will involve setting up construction staging and fabrication areas. Construction equipment and materials will be delivered to the staging area and fencing and traffic control signage will be installed. Crews will work Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Depending on work progress, trench excavations between 25th Avenue and 28th Avenue are expected to begin mid-week.

 

Traffic Impacts and Road Closures

In order to complete this work there will be lane and road closures a few blocks at a time on S. Delaware with detours in place through its duration. For the week of Monday, May to Friday, May 25, traffic control will be implemented with detours for through traffic onto Saratoga Drive north of the San Mateo Event Center and onto Franklin Expressway at the southern end of the project area. Lane closures will be in place between 25th Avenue and Derby Avenue. PG&E will clearly mark all work areas, and traffic flaggers will help to direct traffic. Please plan for minor delays and detours when driving through this area. Businesses on S. Delaware will be open as usual. We apologize for any inconvenience. To learn more please visit www.caltrain.com/25thgs/PGE.  

Grade Separation Night/Weekend Work

At night, starting Monday, May 21 to Friday, May 25, the east and westbound lanes on Hillsdale Avenue under the bridge (tracks) will be narrowed (but still open) so crews can conduct field measurements.

Grade Separation Weekday Work

In addition to the PG&E pipeline relocation work (described above), on Monday, May 21 to Friday, May 25, crews will:

  • Work on the abutments and bents at the Pedestrian Underpass

  • Work on the abutments at 25th and 28th Avenues

  • Conduct field measurements at Hillsdale

     

    Also on Monday, May 21 through Friday, May 25, there will be:

  • Partial lane closures on E. 25th Avenue between El Camino Real and S. Delaware. Street parking may be limited and flaggers may be assisting with traffic coordination at the railroad crossing. All businesses along E. 25th Avenue will remain open during construction. Caltrain will establish signs for pedestrians and motorists to help with traffic flow.

  • Partial lane closures between 9:00 a.m and 3:00 p.m. at Hillsdale Avenue under the bridge (tracks) so crews can conduct field measurements. Caltrain will establish signs for pedestrians and motorists to help with traffic flow.

 

Crews will also install an underdrain at the Pedestrian Underpass on Monday, May 21 to Wednesday, May 23.

 

We apologize for any inconvenience while this important safety improvement project is being constructed. 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.

Sunnyvale Station Rehabilitation Project

Night/Weekend Work

None.

Weekday Work

On Monday, May 21 to Friday, May 25, approximately 200 feet of the southern end of the southbound platform will be closed. The pedestrian crossings will remain open. Passengers at the Sunnyvale Station will not be able to board the southern-most passenger only car. Passengers arriving at the Station in the southern-most passenger only car will need deboard in a more northern car. Single tracking may occur to allow for the construction activities.

Please note parking spaces #458 to 489 at the Sunnyvale parking lot will be blocked off to traffic. This will be in effect until late August. Please allow yourself extra time to meet the train. We apologize for any inconvenience these activities may cause.

Background

The Sunnyvale Station Rehabilitation Project is a safety improvement project that will update the station’s platform length to allow for a six car train to fit the platform. It will also relocate the pedestrian crossing at the northbound end of the station platform approximately 80 feet closer to Mathilda Avenue to prevent the crossing at the southbound end of the platform from being blocked. In addition, the project will replace uneven pavers on the platform with a smooth concrete surface.

 

Construction is expected to be complete in late summer 2018. Neighbors may experience construction noise during these times. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. To sign up for weekly updates, visit www.caltrain.com/SunnyvaleStation. For additional questions or concerns regarding this project, please call our dedicated Construction Outreach Line at 650.508.7726 or email construction@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. 

 

For information on upcoming community construction update meetings, please visit the Caltrain Electrification Project events page at http://calmod.org/events/

San Francisco

No work anticipated.

Brisbane

No work anticipated.

South San Francisco

No work anticipated.

San Bruno

May 18 through May 21, Caltrain will be working during the day and night to set and ground poles along the project route. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.

Millbrae

May 18 through May 25, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities, conduct an electrical system layout, install conduit and install OCS foundations, and at night to relocate signal cable. Foundation work activities will include excavation, drilling, placement of foundations and pouring of concrete. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible. During construction motorists and pedestrians may experience intermittent delays while crews move equipment through at-grade crossings.

 

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

May 21 through May 25, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities, conduct an electrical system layout, install conduit and install OCS foundations, and at night to relocate signal cable. Foundation work activities will include excavation, drilling, placement of foundations and pouring of concrete. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible. During construction motorists and pedestrians may experience intermittent delays while crews move equipment through at-grade crossings.

 

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. 

San Mateo

May 21 through May 26, Caltrain will be working during the night to locate underground utilities. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible. During construction motorists and pedestrians may experience intermittent delays while crews move equipment through at-grade crossings.

 

During work hours at the San Mateo 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.

Belmont

May 21 through May 25, Caltrain will be working during the night to locate underground utilities. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible. During construction motorists and pedestrians may experience intermittent delays while crews move equipment through at-grade crossings.

 

During work hours at the Belmont 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 Carlos

No work anticipated.

Redwood City

No work anticipated.

Unincorporated San Mateo County

No work anticipated.

Atherton

No work anticipated.

Menlo Park

May 21 through May 25, Caltrain will be working during the day to prune and remove trees along the project route. Work hours will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.

 

During work hours at the Menlo Park 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.

Palo Alto

No work anticipated.

Mountain View

No work anticipated.

Sunnyvale

No work anticipated.

Santa Clara

May 19 through May 25, Caltrain will be working during the day and night to locate underground utilities. Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 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 Santa Clara 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 Jose

May 19 through May 25, Caltrain will be working during the day and night to locate underground utilities and perform a concrete demolition at Diridon Station. Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 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 San Jose Diridon and Tamien stations, 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.

 

For more information, please call the dedicated outreach line at 650.508.6499; visit the website at www.calmod.org 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

On Monday, May 21 to Friday, May 25, crews will vacuum and clean the station tracks at the 4th and King Station. Neighbors may experience maintenance noise during this time. Crews will work as quietly as possible.

 

On Monday, May 21 to Friday, May 25 crews will resurface rail between the San Francisco and Bayshore 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.

San Francisco to San Jose

On Monday, May 21 to Friday, May 25, 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. During this time, crews will also be surfacing between San Francisco and South San Francisco. Neighbors may experience maintenance noise during this time. Crews will work as quietly as possible.

Palo Alto to Mountain View

On Monday, May 21 to Friday, May 25, crews will resurface rail between the California Avenue and San Antonio 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.

Sunnyvale to San Jose

On Monday, May 21 to Friday, May 25, crews will change ties between the Sunnyvale and Diridon 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.