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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.

South San Francisco Station Improvement Project

Temporary Traffic Changes on Poletti Way

Starting Monday, August 6th, temporary lane closures of Poletti Way between East Grand Avenue and Corporate Drive will be required to facilitate the construction of street improvements being completed as part of the Caltrain South San Francisco Station Improvement Project. One lane of Poletti Way will remain accessible to local and through traffic during construction. Please pay attention to additional signage when using Poletti Way.
 
After the completion of the South San Francisco Station Project, Poletti Way will become a two-way street, with the Southbound lane being reserved for buses serving passengers at the new South San Francisco Station.

twentyfifthgrade25th Avenue Grade Separation Project

PG&E Pipeline Relocation Work

PG&E is relocating a natural gas pipeline for the 25th Avenue Grade Separation Project. The project will improve safety and reduce local traffic congestion.
  • On Saturday, August 4 to Monday, August 6, Delaware will be closed between 25th Avenue and Franklin Expressway. The intersections at 28thand Derby will be open to local traffic.
  • As early as Tuesday, August 7 to Friday, August 10, Delaware will be closed between 25th Avenue through Franklin Expressway (this intersection will be closed). The intersections at 28th Avenue, Derby and Landing will be open to local traffic.
  • Vehicular through traffic will be routed to Saratoga.
  • Pedestrians can access the eastern sidewalk on S. Delaware between 25th and 28th from those intersections.
 
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. For Nueva School access, please see the map at www.caltrain.com/25thgs/PGE.
 
Please note, from Tuesday, August 7 to Wednesday, August 8, construction will involve loud activities including saw cutting, pavement grinding, and jackhammering to open up the trench area. If you have any questions please contact your local PG&E representative Butch Harris at 408.282.7517 or send an email to gasprojectinfo@pge.com.

Grade Separation Night/Weekend Work

None. (Note: PG&E will be working on Saturday during the day. See above for more details.)

Grade Separation Weekday Work

On Monday, August 6 to Friday, August 10, 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.
 
In addition to the PG&E pipeline relocation work (described above), on Monday, August 6 to Friday, August 10, crews work on the abutments at 25th Avenue, 28th Avenue, and the Pedestrian Underpass. Please note that crews are currently relocating fiber optic cable at Pacific Boulevard and due to the nature of this work, the road between Concar Drive and 19th Avenue will be closed to vehicles through October. Pedestrian access will be maintained during the closure.
 
To view how to access the temporary lot during this phase of construction visit www.caltrain.com/25thgs (scroll down to "Project Resources"). We apologize for any inconvenience while this important safety improvement project is being constructed.
 

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.
PG&E is relocating a natural gas pipeline for the 25th Avenue Grade Separation Project. The project will improve safety and reduce local traffic congestion. On Saturday, July 21 to Friday, July 27, Delaware will be closed between 25th Avenue and Landing. The intersection at Landing will be closed, and the intersections at 28th Avenue and Derby will be open.
  
To view a map click here (see page 3).
  • Vehicular through traffic will be routed to Saratoga.
  • Pedestrians can access the eastern sidewalk on S. Delaware between 25th and 28th from those intersections.
crossingimprovementsGrade Crossing Improvements Project
Night/Weekend Work
None. 

Weekday Work

Palo Alto
East Meadow Drive: on Monday, August 6 and Tuesday, August 7, crews will install signs and striping.
 
Sunnyvale
Sunnyvale Avenue: On Wednesday, August 8 to Friday, August 10, crews will install signs and striping.
 
San Jose
  • Auzerais Avenue: On Monday, August 6, crews will pave around the new median.
  • West Virginia: On Tuesday, August 7 to Friday, August 10, crews will remove asphalt, build forms and pour concrete for the new median.

Background

The Grade Crossing Improvements Project is a one-year project to improve the safety at 15 grade crossings (places where streets cross the tracks) along the corridor from San Francisco to San Jose. Improvements include more clearly-marked pedestrian crossings with new paint striping and lettering; tactile pavement markers; and guardrails. Medians will also be installed or improved at eight locations.
 
For more information please visit www.caltrain.com/GCimprovements. For questions about the project, please call the Caltrain Construction Hotline at 650.508.7726 or email construction@caltrain.com.

SunnyvaleSunnyvale Station Rehabilitation Project

Night/Weekend Work

None.

Weekday Work

On Saturday, August 4 to Friday, August 10, approximately 200 feet of the middle of the southbound platform will be closed. The pedestrian crossings will remain open.
  • Passengers on southbound 6-car trains in the middle coach car and middle bike car will not be able to unload at the Sunnyvale Station.
  • Passengers on southbound 5-car gallery trains in the middle coach car and southernmost bike car will not be able to unload at the Sunnyvale Station
 
Please note, the passenger boarding assistance area on the temporary southbound platform has been moved to the mid-platform area. Also,parking spaces #458 to 489 at the Sunnyvale parking lot will be blocked off to traffic. This will be in effect until the end of August. Single tracking may also occur to allow for the construction activities. 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 December. 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.

pcepPeninsula 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

August 6 through August 10, 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 work hours at the San Francisco station 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.

Brisbane

No work anticipated.

South San Francisco

August 6 through August 10, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities, and during the night to relocate signal cables and install equipment on OCS poles. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be 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 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

August 6 through August 10, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities, and during the night to relocate signal cables and install equipment on OCS poles. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be 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 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

August 4 through August 10, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities and install conduit. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.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

August 4 through August 10, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities and install conduit. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.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 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

August 6 through August 10, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.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

August 6 through August 10, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.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

August 6 through August 10, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.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 Carlos 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

Redwood City

August 6 through August 10, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Night work hours will be 7 a.m. to 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 Redwood City 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
 

Unincorporated San Mateo County

August 6 through August 10, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Night work hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.

 

Atherton

August 6 through August 10, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Night work hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.

Menlo Park

August 6 through August 10, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit and to prune and remove trees along the project route, and during the night to locate underground utilities. Day work hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be 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 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

August 6 through August 10, Caltrain will be working during the night to locate underground utilities. Day work hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be 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 Palo Alto 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.

Mountain View

August 6 through August 10, Caltrain will be working during the night to locate underground utilities. Night work hours will be 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 Mountain View 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.

Sunnyvale

No work anticipated.

Santa Clara

August 4 through August 10, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities and to perform a concrete demolition at Santa Clara Station. Caltrain will also be working during the night to locate underground utilities and relocate signal cables. 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 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

August 4 through August 10, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities, perform excavation work for the Traction Power Substation facility and to perform a concrete demolition at Diridon and Tamien Stations. Caltrain will also be working during the night to locate underground utilities and relocate signal cables. 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 work hours at the San Jose 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 to San Jose

Saturday, August 4, to Friday, August 10, crews will pressure wash and perform janitorial work at Caltrain stations between the San Francisco and Tamien stations.
Saturday, August 4, to Friday, August 10, 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

Saturday, August 4, to Friday, August 10, 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.

Burlingame to San Mateo

Saturday, August 4, to Friday, August 10, crews will resurface rail between the Burlingame and Hayward Park 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

Saturday, August 4, to Friday, August 10, 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.

Santa Clara to San Jose

Saturday, August 4, to Friday, August 10, 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.