Caltrain will a community meeting to discuss the upcoming bridge replacement project planned for the city of San Mateo.
The meeting will take place Thursday at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in San Mateo. Scroll down for meeting details.
Four rail bridges located in the city of San Mateo’s North Central Neighborhood are 103 years old and are considered structurally unsound, according to Caltrain officials.
They must be replaced in order to maintain safe rail operations and meet federal, state and local seismic safety standards, Caltrain officials said.
Caltrain, in cooperation with the city of San Mateo, is preparing to replace the bridges as soon as possible. The bridges are located at Tilton, Monte Diablo, Santa Inez and Poplar avenues.
Track heights are being raised as part of the bridge replacement project to reflect current State and Federal design mandates and San Mateo’s desire for increased vehicular clearances on city streets.
To accommodate this height increase, new retaining walls and fencing will be constructed on the Caltrain right of way. The project will require the removal of vegetation, including shrubs, weeds, bushes and trees within Caltrain’s right of way.
The project will ensure that the bridges are safe and equipped to meet the region’s future transportation needs, including new electrified rail service, and improved traffic flow on city streets.
- Where: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, Assembly Room, 725 Monte Diablo Ave., San Mateo, CA 94401
- When: Thursday, May 2, 2013, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Who: Caltrain representatives
- RSVP: This event is free and open to the public.
- If you are a member of the media and would like to attend, please email Christine Dunn to RSVP.
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