The grade separated crossing at East 25th Avenue in San Mateo has been reopened to all modes of traffic. The road and sidewalk between South Delaware Street and Palm Court were closed earlier this year in order to allow for the finalization of construction of East 25th Avenue, the namesake street for the 25th Avenue Grade Separation Project.
The project separated the train tracks from the road at East 25th Avenue, while creating new east-west connections at 28th and 31st avenues. Earlier this year, the new East 28th Avenue opened between El Camino Real and South Delaware Street. This eliminates the risk of pedestrians and vehicles accessing the tracks, prevents traffic bottlenecks and provides better access into the Bay Meadows neighborhood for emergency vehicles.
The project also delivered a new Hillsdale Caltrain Station, which opened to the public in April. The 31st Avenue crossing is expected to be opened to the public in the late summer. A ribbon-cutting commemorating the project’s completion is being planned for September.
About Caltrain: Owned and operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, Caltrain provides commuter rail service from San Francisco to San Jose, with commute service to Gilroy. While the Joint Powers Board assumed operating responsibilities for the service in 1992, the railroad celebrated 150 years of continuous passenger service in 2014. Planning for the next 150 years of Peninsula rail service, Caltrain is on pace to electrify the corridor, reduce diesel emissions by 97 percent by 2040 and add more service to more stations.
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