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Construction, Installation and Maintenance: November 18 to November 24, 2017

 

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 Project
There is no work scheduled at the San Carlos Transit Center Project next week.

Background
The San Carlos Multi-Modal Transit Center Project (Transit Center) is located on the west side of the railroad corridor at the site of the existing San Carlos Caltrain Station. The Transit Center project consists of transforming the existing San Carlos Caltrain Station parking lot into a multi-modal transit center that will better serve the community by improving safety and accessibility between SamTrans fixed route bus services, Caltrain commuter rail services, local shuttles, pedestrians and bicyclists. For more information on the project, please visit
www.samtrans.com/sctc.

The Transit Center project is part of the larger mixed-use transit-oriented development, the San Carlos Transit Village, which is a joint development between SamTrans and Prometheus Real Estate Group.  For information about the San Carlos Transit Village Project visit:  http://cityofsancarlos.org/planning/projects/san_carlos_transit_village/default.asp

25th Avenue Grade Separation Project 

 

Night/Weekend Work

Borel Creek
On Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19 during the day and night, and on Monday, November 20 to Wednesday, November 22 during the night, crews will be installing temporary shoring in the Caltrain right-of-way. Sheet piles, used for the temporary shoring, are a retention system where steel sheets are used to create a wall that provides lateral support. These are installed with a vibratory hammer.
In an effort to mitigate the noise, crews plan to pre-drill prior to inserting the steel sheets

 

28th Avenue

On Monday, November 20 to Wednesday, November 22, crews will continue installing temporary shoring in the Caltrain right-of-way. Sheet piles, used for the temporary shoring, are a retention system where steel sheets are used to create a wall that provides lateral support. These are installed with a vibratory hammer. In an effort to mitigate the noise, crews plan to pre-drill prior to inserting the steel sheets

 

Pedestrian Underpass (between 28th and 31st)

On Monday, November 20 to Wednesday, November 22 crews will be installing cast-in-drilled-hole piles within the Caltrain right-of-way. The piles are installed by drilling a borehole into the ground, which is then reinforced. Crews will then pour concrete into the borehole to form the pile.

 

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 will 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

On Monday, November 20 through Wednesday, November 22 pile acceptance testing will occur near the pedestrian underpass. During this time, crews will also be clearing shrubs and removing trees along the project area, and excavation will occur near 28th Avenue on the Caltrain right-of-way.

 

Also on Monday, November 20 through Wednesday, November 22 there will be some demolition and temporary shoring occurring near Borel Creek.

 

For riders, single tracking will occur on Monday, November 20 to Wednesday, November 22 starting at 8:00 p.m. until the evening's last train to allow for the installation of the temporary shoring.

 

Please also note, from Monday, November 20 to Wednesday, November 22, there may be lane closures on Delaware due to PG&E potholing work.

 

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.

 

Los Gatos Creek Bridge Replacement Project Weekly Update

 

Night/Weekend Work
There is no night work scheduled next week for the Los Gatos Creek Bridge Project.

 

On Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19, crews will perform track work during the day.

Weekday Work
Monday, November 20 to Wednesday, November 22, crews will perform storm drain work during the day.  

Background
Caltrain, in cooperation with the City of San Jose, is preparing to replace the railroad bridge crossing at Los Gatos Creek in San Jose. The current bridge was built in 1935, and in order to maintain safe rail operations and meet current seismic safety standards, the bridge must be replaced. The project will also include installation of a tail track south of the San Jose Diridon station. The tail track will provide improved operations at the station and minimize system-wide delays. Construction is expected to be complete in early 2018.

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 Los Gatos Creek Bridge Replacement Project, please visit www.caltrain.com/losgatos. For questions about the project, please call the Caltrain Construction Hotline at 650.508.7726 or email lgcbridge@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

November 18 through November 22, Caltrain will be doing work during the day and night to relocate signal cables and to install OCS foundation. 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 for November 18 will be from 7:45 p.m. to 7:45 a.m. and night work hours for November 19 through November 20 will be from 7:45 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. During construction motorists and pedestrians may experience intermittent delays while crews move equipment through at-grade crossings. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.

 

Parking spaces #46 to 74 at the South San Francisco Station will be blocked off to accommodate staging of material and equipment for the construction of the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project. No Parking signage will be placed in the designated area that will be closed off to traffic.

 

During night 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

November 18 through November 22, Caltrain will be doing work during the day and night to relocate signal cables and to install OCS foundation. 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 for November 18 will be from 7:45 p.m. to 7:45 a.m. and night work hours for November 19 through November 20 will be from 7:45 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. During construction motorists and pedestrians may experience intermittent delays while crews move equipment through at-grade crossings. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.

 

During night 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

November 18 through November 22, Caltrain will be doing work during the day and night to locate underground utilities and remove project materials and to relocate signal cables. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Night work hours for November 18 will be from 7 p.m. to 7:45 a.m. and night work hours for November 20 through November 21 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 night 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

November 18 through November 22, Caltrain will be doing work during the day and night to locate underground utilities and remove project materials and to relocate signal cables. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Night work hours for November 18 will be from 7 p.m. to 7:45 a.m. and night work hours for November 20 through November 21 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 night 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

November 18 through November 22, Caltrain will be doing work during the day to prune and remove trees along the project route. Work hours will be from 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Redwood City

November 18 through November 22, Caltrain will be doing work during the day to prune and remove trees along the project route. Work hours will be from 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Unincorporated San Mateo County

November 18 through November 22, Caltrain will be doing work during the day to prune and remove trees along the project route. Work hours will be from 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Atherton

No work anticipated.

 

Menlo Park

No work anticipated.

 

Palo Alto

No work anticipated.

 

Mountain View

No work anticipated.

 

Sunnyvale

Not work anticipated.

 

Santa Clara

No work anticipated.

 

San Jose

No work anticipated.

 

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

Monday, November 20 to Friday, November 24, crews will pressure wash and perform janitorial work at Caltrain stations between the San Francisco and Tamien stations.

 

Monday, November 20 to Friday, November 24, 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.

 

Menlo Park to Palo Alto

Monday, November 20 to Wednesday, November 22, and Friday, November 24, crews will resurface rail between the Menlo Park 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 Santa Clara

Monday, November 20 to Wednesday, November 22 and Friday, November 24, crews will resurface rail between the Sunnyvale and Santa Clara 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.