Caltrain will host a virtual public meeting to discuss the Guadalupe River Bridge Replacement Project on Thursday, December 10. This meeting will allow local residents and community members to learn more about the project and ask questions to Caltrain staff.
The bridge improvements are needed to ensure the safety of community members and Caltrain passengers, and to prevent riverbank failures. The project is still in the planning stage, with construction expected to begin in 2022. The project will take two years to complete.
The northbound bridge needs to be replaced with a new concrete structure in order to meet current structural design standards and seismic criteria. The southbound bridge was constructed more recently, and only requires an extension on the southern end to reduce river flow speeds and riverbank erosion. Based on the Initial Study, staff determined that the project will not have a significant impact on the environment with implementation of mitigation measures. The project is estimated to cost $33 million, with 80% of the funding being provided by the Federal Transit Administration.
Virtual Community Meeting
Thursday, December 10, 2020 from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
Meeting Link: https://bit.ly/GuadalupeRailBridge
Call in Option: (669) 900-6833
Zoom Webinar ID: 968 8464 7203
The public will have an opportunity to submit written comments to Caltrain during a 30-day review period. Comments on the Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or:
Hilda Lafebre, Caltrain
1250 San Carlos Avenue
San Carlos, CA 94070
For more information about the project, visit www.caltrain.com/guadalupebridge.
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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