San Francisquito Creek Bank Permanent Stabilization Project


Caltrain is currently implementing temporary stabilization to the creek bank from November 20 to November 22, 2023. For information about the permanent stabilization project, see below. 

Severe storms and high creek flows have eroded the soil on the northern creek bank that supports Caltrain’s San Francisquito Creek Bridge and the Alma Street Bicycle Bridge. The San Francisquito Creek Bank Permanent Stabilization Project, a partnership between Caltrain and the Cities of Menlo Park and Palo Alto, will restore the eroding creek bank to protect both bridges and restore an existing drain outfall owned by the City of Menlo Park. 

Below is the funding budget and funding for the permanent bank stabilization project.

  • Project Total: ~$6.5 million
  • Funding: This joint project between Caltrain, the City of Menlo Park, and the City of Palo Alto is funded by the following
    • City of Menlo Park
    • City of Palo Alto
    • Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board
    • San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority
    • San Mateo County Transit District
    • San Mateo County Transportation Authority
    • Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority

On March 29, 2023, the Caltrain Joint Powers Board approved an emergency declaration for staff to expedite the procurement process in order to address the necessary repairs. Below is the timeline for the permanent bank stabilization project.

  • Design: March to August 2023
  • Permitting: Spring 2023 to 2024.
  • Construction: Summer/Fall 2024.


Contact Information 


Phone: 1(800) 660-4287


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