Caltrain Construction Weekly Notice
May 15 to May 21, 2021
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CONSTRUCTION

South San Francisco Station Improvement Project

Night/Weekend Work
On Saturday, May 15, construction crews may be working on the pedestrian underpass tunnel on the east side of the station near Poletti Way.

Weekday Work

During the day on Monday, May 17 to Friday, May 21, construction crews may be working to install rebar and ramp walls in the East 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, May 15, at 25th Avenue crews will from, pour, and strip the retaining walls; at 28th Avenue crews will work on the awning; and at 31st Avenue crews will excavate.

Weekday Work 
(Monday, May 17 to Friday, May 21)
  • Hillsdale: Crews will install fencing.
  • 31st Avenue: Crews will excavate, and install a storm drain line, street lighting and a traffic signal.
  • 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 excavate and form, pour, and strip the retaining walls.
  • Borel Creek: Crews will install irrigation and plantings.
  • Permanent Parking Lot: Crews will work on the pavement subgrade.
  • 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.


Hillsdale Station Opening - Now Open 
The new Hillsdale Station opened on April 26, 2021. For more information visit www.caltrain.com/HillsdaleOpening.

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 May 15 to May 21, Caltrain will be working during the day to install foundations. 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.

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 May 15 to May 21, Caltrain will be working during the day to install foundations. 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.

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 May 15 to May 21, Caltrain will be working 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.

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 May 15 to May 21, Caltrain will be working 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.

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 May 15 to May 21, 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.

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 May 15 to May 21, 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 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 May 15 to May 21, 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.

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 May 15 to May 21, 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.

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 May 15 to May 21, 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.

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 May 15 to May 21, 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.

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 May 15 to May 21, 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.

Atherton
On May 15 to May 21, 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 May 15 to May 21, 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 string wires on poles, install cantilevers on poles and remove abandoned cables. 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 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 May 15 to May 21, 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 string wires on poles, install cantilevers on poles and remove abandoned cables. 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 May 15 to May 21, 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 string wires on poles, install cantilevers on poles and remove abandoned cables. 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 May 15 to May 21, 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 string wires on poles, install cantilevers on poles and perform bridge barrier work. 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 May 15 to May 21, 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 poles, string wires on poles, install cantilevers on poles, perform bridge barrier work and remove abandoned cables. 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 bridge barrier installation work in Santa Clara that will require temporary lane closures of the eastbound and westbound lanes of the Scott Boulevard bridge crossing. For more information, please visit our Resources page.

Caltrain Electrification crews are staging materials and equipment between the Santa Clara Station and the College Park Station in San Jose. Construction staging will occur along the Caltrain right-of-way south of the Santa Clara Station. Caltrain has temporarily closed parking spaces #256-269 and #277-290 at the Santa Clara station for crews to stage equipment. To learn more about staging area construction activities, please visit our Resources page.

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 May 15 to May 21, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to install poles, install cantilevers on poles and remove abandoned cables. 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 Electrification crews are staging materials and equipment between the Santa Clara Station and the College Park Station in San Jose. Construction staging will occur along the Caltrain right-of-way south of the Santa Clara Station. Caltrain has temporarily closed parking spaces #256-269 and #277-290 at the Santa Clara station for crews to stage equipment. To learn more about staging area construction activities, please visit our Resources page. 

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, May 15, to Friday, May 21, crews will pressure wash and perform janitorial work at Caltrain stations between the San Francisco and Tamien stations.
 
Saturday, May 15, to Friday, May 21, 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.

Monday, May 17, to Friday, May 21, crews will be unloading supplies near Cesar Chavez, painting the new Napoleon St. bridge, performing welding work and spot tie replacement.
 
Brisbane to San Bruno
Saturday, May 15, to Friday, May 21, 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, May 15, to Friday, May 21, 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, May 15, to Friday, May 21, 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, May 15, to Friday, May 21, 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 improvement plan also calls for the installation of a fixed median with flexible bollards. The median is designed to prevent motorists from driving around lowered crossing gates.

San Mateo Update 
The majority of active construction work in San Mateo has been completed, however over the next few weeks, workers may be on-site to finish painting and re-striping. Work hours at and around each crossing will be Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Menlo Park Update
Median installation efforts began on May 6 at the intersection of Glenwood Ave. and Garwood Way and we anticipate beginning median installation at the intersection of Oak Grove and Merrill Street as early as May 17. During work hours, it may be necessarily to temporarily re-route traffic (vehicle and bicycle) around lane closures the each crossing. We do not anticipate any parking impacts during active construction. Flaggers will be in-place to help re-route traffic safely and work hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

For more information, visit www.Caltrain.com/GCImprovements.

Mountain View to Santa Clara
Saturday, May 15, to Friday, May 21, 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, May 15, to Friday, May 21, 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. 

Crews will also be working to replace the roof of the Santa Clara Station Train Museum.