Grade Crossing Improvements - Completed

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Caltrain completed work improving the safety at 15 grade crossings (places where streets cross the tracks) along the corridor from San Francisco to San Jose in 2018. Improvements included more clearly-marked pedestrian crossings with new paint striping and lettering; tactile pavement markers; and guardrails. Medians were also installed or improved at eight locations.

These safety improvements occurred at:

City Location Crossing Median
San Francisco 16th St. X
Burlingame Broadway X
Burlingame/SM Peninsula X
San Mateo 4th X Improve
Menlo Park Ravenswood X
Palo Alto Alma St. X Improve
Palo Alto Churchill New
Palo Alto East Meadow New
Palo Alto Charleston X New
Mt. View Rengstorff X
Mt. View Castro X
Sunnyvale Mary Ave X
Sunnyvale Sunnyvale New
San Jose Auzerais New
San Jose W. Virginia New


  • Bid & Award: July 2017 to January 2018
  • Limited Notice to Proceed: March 2018
  • Construction Start: June 2018
  • Construction End: January 2019


Total cost: $3.5 million
FRA: $1.06 million
State Prop 1B: $377k
JPB member agencies: $2.15 million

Community Impacts During Construction

Regularly scheduled work hours were Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Construction activities included glue removal and grinding old paint; pouring concrete; glueing new tactile markers; and painting. Impacts included partial lane/sidewalk closures and traffic control. Caltrain worked to minimize noise and other disruptions as much as possible. Work areas were clearly marked and flaggers helped direct traffic as needed. Caltrain thanks the local communities for their patience during this important safety improvement project.


Contact Information

For additional questions or concerns regarding this project, please call our dedicated Construction Outreach Line at 650.508.7726 or email