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Monday, January 11, 2010

Caltrain construction, maintenance Jan. 9-15

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Work on Caltrain's Grade Crossing Improvement Program, which will enhance safety at 25 grade crossings in San Mateo County, continues at the following locations: Oak Grove Avenue, Burlingame; First Avenue, San Mateo; Main Street, Redwood City; Watkins Avenue, Atherton; and Oak Grove Avenue, Menlo Park.

At the Oak Grove Avenue crossing in Burlingame, there will be an increase in train horn noise as trains travel through the crossing to test the signal system. Throughout the project area, at least one lane of the impacted street will remain open. Flagmen will direct traffic and pedestrians around the construction.

Jan. 10-14, crews will replace crossties, weld and resurface the tracks between the Bayshore and the Redwood City stations. On Jan. 15, Caltrain will begin a 10-week 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 8 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday.

Work will begin on Jan. 15 on the northbound tracks that cross Tilton Avenue and proceed 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.

On Jan. 15, crews will weld switches near the San Jose Diridon station.