San Bruno Caltrain grade separation prep work begins Monday
- Published Saturday, May 1, 2010, by the San Mateo Daily Journal
Caltrain construction starts Monday
Construction begins Monday on a rainwater control project in San Bruno, the first step in a grade separation project that will result in dramatic safety improvements at a key series of intersections in that community, according to Caltrain.
Caltrain will build a new underground box culvert to divert water away from the area during the construction and help reduce flooding in the neighborhood east of the railroad tracks, according to Caltrain.
The majority of the work will take place during the day, although some work will be done at night, after normal train operations have ended. Neighbors will hear noise from heavy construction equipment. At times during the project, First Avenue between Pine Street and San Mateo Avenue will be restricted to local traffic or one-way traffic, according to Caltrain.
The $165 million grade separation project will kick off in the fall with the construction of a "shoo-fly," temporary tracks that will take the train around the construction. The grade separation project will elevate the Caltrain tracks above San Bruno, San Mateo and Angus avenues. A new elevated train station between San Bruno and San Mateo avenues will replace the existing station. The project also includes three pedestrian underpasses, one at Euclid Avenue and Walnut Street, one at the new station and another near Sylvan Avenue, according to Caltrain.
A total of 191 parking spaces and a "kiss and ride" lot will serve the station at the former San Bruno Lumber site, according to Caltrain.
The project will improve safety and reduce traffic congestion in the area and enhance the entrance to the city. As part of the project, Angus Avenue, which currently makes a sharp turn at the tracks, will be straightened, according to Caltrain.
Lighting under the bridges and pedestrian underpasses, variable finishes on the surface of the concrete and drought resistant plantings are included in the project. Improvements to Posy Park, located on the east side of the tracks at San Mateo Avenue, include a water feature, decorative street furniture and colored, textured paving, according to Caltrain.
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