Caltrain Construction Weekly Notice
June 19 to June 25, 2021
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CONSTRUCTION

South San Francisco Station Improvement Project

Night/Weekend Work
On Saturday, June 19, construction crews may be working to install rebar and form the ramp walls in the West Tunnel near Poletti Way. Construction crews may be working extended hours from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Weekday Work
During the day on Monday, June 21 to Friday, June 25, construction crews may be working to install rebar and form ramp walls in the West Tunnel near Poletti Way. Crews may also install traffic signal cabinets along Poletti Way. Construction crews may be working extended hours from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. One lane of Poletti will be closed and traffic control will be along the road during construction.

Neighbors may hear additional noises from heavy machinery and equipment backup alarms. We apologize for any inconvenience these activities may occur.
 
Traffic Notices
 
Poletti Way Traffic Notice
 
Due to construction, Poletti has been converted to a one-lane street. Traffic control is in place to guide traffic. Poletti will remain a one-lane road for the duration of the project. There will be no impacts to the 101 off-ramp.

After the completion of the South San Francisco Station Project, Poletti Way will become a two-way street, with the Southbound lane being reserved for buses serving passengers at the new South San Francisco Station.
  

25th Avenue Grade Separation Project

Weekend Work
On Saturday, June 19, at 31st Avenue and in the parking lot, crews will install subgrade and pave.

Weekday Work 
(Monday, June 21 to Friday, June 25)
  • 31st Avenue: Crews will paint the bridge, subgrade, pave, make concrete improvements and relocate a traffic signal.
  • 28th Avenue: Crews will install drainage.
  • 25th Avenue: The street and sidewalk will be closed between S. Delaware and Palm Avenue so crews can lower the road (more information). Crews will relocate street lighting and a traffic signal, grade, and make pavement improvements.
  • Borel: Crews will grade for the retaining wall and pour foundations.
  • Permanent Parking Lot: Crews will install landscaping and irrigation, subgrade and pave.
  • 10th to 14th Avenues: Soil was originally distributed in this location in preparation for a replacement parking track as the previous one was removed due to the grade separation project. To view the latest updates and for more information visit www.Caltrain.com/SMParkingTrack.

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 between E. 28th and E. 31st Avenues. 

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. The overall project construction is expected to be complete in fall 2021.

How to Stay Informed
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 Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287 or email SMgradesep@Caltrain.com


Caltrain Electrification
Caltrain Electrification is a key component of the Caltrain Modernization program which will electrify the Caltrain Corridor from San Francisco's 4th and King Caltrain Station to approximately the Tamien Caltrain Station.

The primary purpose of Caltrain Electrification 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. 
 
For information on upcoming community construction update meetings, please visit the Caltrain Electrification Project events page at www.CalMod.org/Events.

San Francisco
On June 19 to June 25, Caltrain will be working during the day to install foundations. Caltrain will be working during the night to install foundations. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours 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.

Caltrain is currently constructing two Paralleling Station facilities in San Francisco. To learn more, please visit our Resources page.

During work hours at the 22nd St. 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 Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.

Brisbane
On June 19 to June 25, Caltrain will be working during the day to install foundations. Caltrain will be working during the night to install foundations. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours 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.

Caltrain is currently constructing a Paralleling Station facility at the Bayshore Station parking lot. The Bayshore Station will remain open during construction. To learn more, please visit our Resources page.

During work hours at the Bayshore 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 Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.

South San Francisco
On June 19 to June 25, Caltrain will be working the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to install foundations. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours 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 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 Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.

San Bruno
On June 19 to June 25, Caltrain will be working the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to locate underground. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours 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 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 Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.

Millbrae
On June 19 to June 25, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to install foundations. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours 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 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 Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.

Burlingame
On June 19 to June 25, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to install foundations. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours 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.

Caltrain is currently constructing a Paralleling Station on the east side of the Caltrain tracks near 1369 North Carolan Avenue. A virtual community meeting was held on February 3 to discuss the construction of the Paralleling Station. To view the presentation, visit our Resources page.

During work hours at the Burlingame and Broadway stations 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 Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.

San Mateo
On June 19 to June 25, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to install foundations. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Caltrain crews will be staging materials, equipment and poles on Caltrain property near Leslie Street under Route 92 in San Mateo. Staging is scheduled to begin in late June 2021 and continue for 3-4 months, until all poles are installed in San Mateo. To learn more, please visit our Resources page.

During work hours at the San Mateo and Hayward Park stations 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 Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.

Belmont
On June 19 to June 25, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to install foundations. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours 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 work hours at the Belmont 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 Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.

San Carlos
On June 19 to June 25, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to locate underground utilities. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours 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 work hours at the San Carlos 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 Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.

Redwood City
On June 19 to June 25, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to install foundations and locate underground utilities. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours 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.

Caltrain will be performing foundation work that will require temporary railroad crossing closures. To learn more, please visit our Resources page.

During work hours at the Redwood City 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 Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.

Unincorporated San Mateo County
On June 19 to June 25, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to install foundations and locate underground utilities. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours 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.

Caltrain will be performing potholing and foundation preparation work that will require a temporary closure of the northbound lane of Westmoreland Avenue from Northumberland Avenue to Buckingham Avenue and from Buckingham Avenue to Dumbarton Avenue to vehicle and bicycle traffic. Work will take place from 8 p.m. June 21 to 7:30 a.m. on June 22. To learn more, please click here.

Atherton
On June 19 to June 25, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to install foundations and locate underground utilities. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours 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.

Menlo Park
On June 19 to June 25, Caltrain will be working during the day to prune and remove trees along the project route and install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to install foundations and install cantilevers on poles. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours 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.

Caltrain will be performing foundation installation work in Menlo Park that will require temporary railroad crossing closures. For more information, please visit our Resources page.

During work hours at the Menlo Park 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 Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.

Palo Alto
On June 19 to June 25, Caltrain will be working during the day to prune and remove trees along the project route and install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to install cantilevers on poles. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours 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 work hours at the Palo Alto and California stations 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 Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.

Mountain View
On June 19 to June 25, Caltrain will be working during the day to prune and remove trees along the project route and install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to install cantilevers on poles. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours 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 work hours at the Mountain View and San Antonio stations 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 Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.

Sunnyvale
On June 19 to June 25, Caltrain will be working during the day to prune and remove trees along the project route and install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to install cantilevers on poles. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours 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 work hours at the Sunnyvale and Lawrence stations 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 Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.

Santa Clara
On June 19 to June 25, Caltrain will be working during the day to prune and remove trees along the project route and install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to install cantilevers on poles and install wire on poles. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours 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 work hours at the Santa Clara 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 Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.

San Jose
On June 19 to June 25, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to install poles and install wire on poles. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours 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.

Beginning as soon as Monday, June 21, Caltrain will be installing poles on the platform at Tamien Station in San Jose as part of Caltrain Electrification. This work will require the temporary closure of eight parking spots in the Tamien Station parking lot. Work will include temporary removal of portions of the steel canopy at Tamien Station, the installation of poles, and the restoration of the canopy after the poles have been installed. While passengers will still be able to board the trains, some sections of the station platform may be closed intermittently. Work in this area is expected to take up to three months and end approximately in late September 2021.  From June 25 to June 28, work will occur between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. On all other dates, work will occur in typical daytime shifts from 7 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

During work hours at the Diridon, Tamien and College Park stations 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 Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.

For more information, please call the dedicated outreach line at 650.508.6499; visit the website at www.CalMod.org or email CalMod@caltrain.com.

Maintenance and Other Projects
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 650.660.4287.

San Francisco to San Jose
Saturday, June 19, to Friday, June 25, crews will pressure wash and perform janitorial work at Caltrain stations between the San Francisco and Tamien stations.
 
Saturday, June 19, to Friday, June 25, 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. 

Construction crews may be making repairs and replacing parts of a fence near the tracks and Jerrold Ave in San Francisco. Crews may also be installing fencing along Caltrain tracks near Paul Ave. and Gould St. 

Marin and Napoleon Rail Bridge Improvement Project
Construction has started to make repairs to the Marin and Napoleon Street rail bridges in San Francisco. This project will include replacing the bridge over Napoleon Street, making safety improvements to the Marin Street rail bridge, and track work from Cesar Chavez to Jerrold Street.

On Saturday, June 19, to Friday, June 25, crews will be unloading supplies near Cesar Chavez, painting the new Napoleon St. bridge, performing welding work and spot tie replacement. Some night work may be necessary to ensure the safety of construction crews and minimize impact to operations.
 
Brisbane to San Bruno
Saturday, June 19, to Friday, June 25, crews will resurface rail between the Brisbane and San Bruno stations. Caltrain uses several different on-track, self-propelled machines to replace resurface rail, and neighbors may experience maintenance noise during this time. Crews will work as quietly as possible. 
 
San Bruno to Burlingame
Saturday, June 19, to Friday, June 25, crews will resurface rail between the San Bruno and Burlingame stations. Caltrain uses several different on-track, self-propelled machines to resurface rail, and neighbors may experience maintenance noise during this time. Crews will work as quietly as possible. 

Burlingame to Mountain View
Saturday, June 19, to Friday, June 25, crews will resurface rail between the San Bruno and Burlingame stations. Caltrain uses several different on-track, self-propelled machines to resurface rail, and neighbors may experience maintenance noise during this time. Crews will work as quietly as possible. 

Saturday, June 19, to Friday, June 25, construction crews may be removing and replacing fencing near the Redwood City and Menlo Park stations. A third-party project may have construction crews trimming trees in Redwood City near Main St and Pennsylvania Ave. 

San Mateo: Parking Track Area
Soil was originally distributed in this location in preparation for a replacement parking track as the previous one was removed due to the grade separation project. No parking track installation will occur, as a construction contract has not yet been issued. A survey regarding neighborhood enhancements for the parking track was conducted and the results are now posted online. For more information visit, www.Caltrain.com/SMParkingTrack.

Caltrain Grade Crossing Improvements Project in San Mateo and Menlo Park
Caltrain, in cooperation with our city partners, are working to improve the safety at 5 at-grade crossings (intersections where train tracks cross a street) in San Mateo and Menlo Park. These improvements will increase the safety for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. Improvements include more clearly-marked pedestrian crossings with new paint striping and lettering, and pavement markers. The improvements also include the installation of a fixed median with flexible bollards. The median is designed to prevent motorists from driving around lowered crossing gates.

While the majority of active construction work planned in Menlo Park and San Mateo has been completed, you may notice that crews continue to be on-site to complete minor painting and re-striping work over the next few weeks. Work hours will be Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In addition, in response to feedback from the community, we will be making modifications to the median at Glenwood Avenue and Garwood Way in Menlo Park. These modifications (which include the installation of additional reflectors and enhanced painting) are designed to increase the visibility of the median. We appreciate the community’s patience and cooperation as we’ve worked to improve the safety of these grade crossings. For more information, visit www.Caltrain.com/GCImprovements.

Mountain View to Santa Clara
Saturday, June 19, to Friday, June 25, crews will resurface rail between the Mountain View and Santa Clara stations. Caltrain uses several different on-track, self-propelled machines to resurface rail, and neighbors may experience maintenance noise during this time. Crews will work as quietly as possible. 

Construction crews may be making repairs and replacing parts of a fence near the tracks in Sunnyvale and Santa Clara. Work may also be done near the Mountain View station to repair and replace traffic poles.

Sunnyvale construction crews may be working on Fair Oaks Ave bridge over the Caltrain tracks.  

Atherton Station Platform Removal
Starting Monday, May 10, Caltrain crews will begin removing the centerboard platform and pedestrian crossings at the Atherton Station. In November 2020, the Town of Atherton endorsed the closure of Atherton station subject to an Agreement on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two parties. In December 2020, Caltrain approved the permanent closure of the Atherton Station.
 
The demo work will be completed during the day and will require the use of a jackhammer, excavator and other equipment to remove the concrete platform. Residents can expect to hear construction noise as this work is completed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The platform demo work is expected to take one week to complete. Crews will return at a later date to place additional ballast along the tracks.
 
This work will also require intermittent, temporary traffic control on Fair Oaks Lane. Flaggers will be present at each side of the railroad crossing to temporarily stop traffic and direct work trucks to enter/exit the platform work area as needed.
 
For more information, please email construction@caltrain.com or call Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.

Santa Clara to San Jose
Saturday, June 19, to Friday, June 25, crews will change ties between the Lawrence and Tamien 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.