Weekly Construction, Installation and Maintenance Notice

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Construction, Installation and Maintenance

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 Carlos Transit Center 

Weekday Work

Tuesday, February 20 to Friday, February 23 crews will begin 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.

South San Francisco Station Improvement Project

Night/Weekend Work

Tuesday, February 20 to Friday, February 23 crews will perform track work and construct the temporary station platform to be used during the duration of the project. Neighbors may hear additional noises from heavy machinery and equipment backup alarms. We apologize for any inconvenience these activities may occur.

Weekday Work

Tuesday, February 20 to Friday, February 9, crews will perform track work, surveying and potholing 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.

25th Avenue Grade Separation Project

Night/Weekend Work

25th Avenue

During the night on Saturday, February 17, and continuing at night on Tuesday, February 20 to Friday, February 23, there will be one lane open to traffic on 25th Avenue between El Camino Real and S. Delaware from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Flaggers will be assisting with traffic control. During the day on Saturday, February 17, there will be one lane in each direction open to traffic. Some street parking will be unavailable due to construction both day and night during this time and there will be partial sidewalk closures. Crews will be installing cast-in-drilled-hole piles within the Caltrain right-of-way. All businesses along E. 25th Avenue will remain open during construction.

 

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

From Tuesday, February 20 to Friday, February 23, there will be one lane in each direction open to traffic 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. During this time, crews will be installing cast-in-drilled-hole piles. 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 Tuesday, February 20 to Friday, February 23 crews will:  

  • Work on the abutments at 25th Avenue and 31st Avenue

  • Excavate at 31st Avenue

  • Regrade areas north of Borel Creek

  • Pothole to determine the location of underground utilities

     

    There will also be signal work at 25th Avenue on Tuesday, February 20 and Wednesday, February 21.

 

For riders, single tracking may occur at night to allow for the 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

February 17 through February 23, Caltrain will be doing work during the day and night to install OCS foundations. Foundation work activities will include excavation, drilling, placement of foundations and pouring of concrete. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 7:45 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 South San Francisco 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 Bruno

February 17 through February 23, Caltrain will be doing work during the day and night to install OCS foundations. Foundation work activities will include excavation, drilling, placement of foundations and pouring of concrete. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 7:45 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 Bruno 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.

Millbrae

February 17 through February 23, Caltrain will be doing work during the day to locate underground utilities, relocate signal cable and install OCS foundations. Foundation work activities will include excavation, drilling, placement of foundations and pouring of concrete.  Day work hours for will be from 7 a.m. through 7 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 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

February 17 through February 23, Caltrain will be doing work during the day to locate underground utilities, relocate signal cables, install OCS foundations and install fencing for a staging area in Caltrain right-of-way near Burlingame station. Day work hours for will be from 7 a.m. through 7 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 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

February 17 through February 22, Caltrain will be doing work during the day to inspect signals and locate utilities. Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

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

February 17 through February 22, Caltrain will be doing work during the day to locate underground utilities, inspect signals and perform a concrete demolition at the Caltrain Central Equipment and Maintenance Facility for potholing. Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

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.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, February 17 through Friday, February 23, crews will pressure wash and perform janitorial work at Caltrain stations between the San Francisco and Tamien stations.

 

Tuesday, February 20 through Friday, February 23, 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

Tuesday, February 20 through Friday, February 23, 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.

Palo Alto to Mountain View

Tuesday, February 20 through Friday, February 23, crews will change ties 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

Monday, February 12 through Friday, February 16, crews will resurface rail between the Sunnyvale and Lawrence 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

Tuesday, February 20 through Friday, February 23, 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.