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Monday, January 25, 2010

Caltrain construction, maintenance update, Jan. 23-29

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Work on Caltrain's Grade Crossing Improvement Program, which will enhance safety at 25 grade crossings in San Mateo County, will continue at the following locations: Main Street, Redwood City, Jan. 24-25; Watkins Avenue, Atherton, Jan. 24-25; Fair Oaks Avenue, Atherton, Jan. 25-28; and Oak Grove Avenue, Menlo Park, Jan. 24 - 25 Throughout the project area, at least one lane of the impacted street will remain open. Flagmen will direct traffic and pedestrians around the construction.

A crew will be working on the signal system near Stockton Avenue in San Jose, just north of the Caltrain maintenance facility, Jan. 23-24 and 30-31. The work is part of a $2.8-million project to add additional signals to Caltrain's signal system.

On Jan. 24, crews replaced crossties and resurfaced the tracks in San Francisco.

On Jan. 29, work will be done on the tracks that cross Santa Inez Avenue. The work is part of a project to replace the crossties on the tracks that cross four bridges in San Mateo. The work will begin 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.

Jan. 25-28, crews will replace crossties on the tracks between the Millbrae and Hayward Park stations. On Jan. 25, crews will resurface the tracks between the Belmont and Atherton stations. Jan. 26-28, crews will resurface the tracks between the Lawrence and Santa Clara stations. Jan. 24-28, crews will weld the switches on the tracks near the San Jose Diridon station.

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