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Subject: Caltrain Electrification Notice: Churchill Avenue Closure

 

 

 

CHURCHILL AVENUE CLOSURE NOTICE | July 2022

Hello,

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES AND CLOSURE 

On the evenings of July 11 through July 22, Caltrain will be performing installation signal duct bank installation work that will require a temporary closure of the Churchill Avenue railroad crossing to vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

From July 11 through July 22 there will be temporary lane closures of the Churchill Avenue railroad crossing, Mondays through Thursdays between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Illuminated and directional signs will direct vehicle traffic to use Embarcadero Road for the northern detour route and Page Mill Road/Oregon Expressway for the southern detour route on the nights of the closure. Only one lane (eastbound or westbound) will be closed at a time.

During construction, crews will provide crossing access to Emergency First Responders.

Detour maps are provided below for both the eastbound and westbound closures directing traffic to either Embarcadero Road or Page Mill Road/Oregon Expressway.

CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES

During the closure, crews will install a conduit duct bank for the signaling system for Caltrain Electrification. Work will consist of excavation, concrete fill, electrical grounding and the installation of duct bank. Crews will utilize on-track equipment that requires the temporary closure of the above railroad crossing.

Caltrain will work with contractors to minimize night work to limit the impact to surrounding communities; however, some work must be performed at night in order to maintain regular Caltrain service. To mitigate noise and other impacts during night activities, the field team will utilize acoustical noise barrier blankets and will position lights away from residential and business areas. 

Caltrain has established a dedicated project hotline and email for residents concerned about these potential impacts.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Over the last decade, Caltrain has experienced a substantial increase in ridership and anticipates further increases in ridership demand as the Bay Area’s population grows. Caltrain Electrification, scheduled to be operational by 2024, will electrify and upgrade the performance, operating efficiency, capacity, safety and reliability of Caltrain’s commuter rail service.

Caltrain electrification is a key component of the Caltrain Modernization Program and consists of replacing diesel-hauled with an electric train system for services between Fourth and King Street Station in San Francisco and the Tamien Station in San Jose. The project will include the installation of new electrical infrastructure and the purchase of electric trains.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Caltrain has established a project information line and project e-mail for Caltrain Electrification to record and respond to questions and comments from residents and stakeholders.

The project information line can be reached at 650.399.9659 or toll free at 800.660.4287.

The project e-mail is cal...@caltrain.com

Sign-up for weekly construction updates can be found online at:
www.calmod.org/get-involved

WESTBOUND DETOUR ROUTE

EASTBOUND DETOUR ROUTE

 

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