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Friday, February 12, 2010

Caltrain construction, maintenance Feb. 14 - 21

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Feb. 16-18, between the hours of 8 p.m. and 4 a.m., crews will be finishing up work on Caltrain's Grade Crossing Improvement Program. Work will take place at the following locations: Oak Grove Avenue and Peninsula Avenue in Burlingame; Main Street and Chestnut Street In Redwood City; Villa Terrace Avenue and First Avenue in San Mateo; Encinal Avenue, Glenwood Avenue, Oak Grove Avenue and Ravenswood Avenue in Menlo Park; and Fair Oaks Lane in Atherton.

Throughout the project area, at least one lane of the impacted street will remain open. Flagmen will direct traffic and pedestrians around the construction.

Work on a $2.8-million project to add additional signals to the Caltrain signal system will take place in Sunnyvale from 11 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13 to 8 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 14 and again from Sunday to Monday, Feb. 15.

Along Peninsula Avenue from San Bruno to Hayward Park, Feb. 15 and 21 trains will dump ballast between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m.

On Feb. 19 work will be done on the tracks on the bridge that crosses Santa Inez Avenue. The work is part of a project to replace the crossties on the tracks that cross four bridges in San Mateo. Work will take place each week between the hours of 10 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday. The work began on the northbound tracks that cross Tilton Avenue and proceeded south to Monte Diablo, Santa Inez and Poplar avenues, in that order. After work on the northbound tracks is complete, work will continue on the southbound tracks, beginning with Poplar Avenue. During the project, trains may operate on a single track at the Burlingame and San Mateo stations.

Feb. 16-19, utility poles located between Poplar and Santa Inez avenues in San Mateo and south of Churchill Avenue in Palo Alto will be replaced. On Feb. 14, crews will repair and weld switches on the tracks near the San Jose Diridon station.

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