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Railroad crossing closure planned in Palo Alto

Over two weekends, Caltrain to perform track maintenance work at Churchill Avenue crossing

Caltrain plans to close a Palo Alto railroad crossing over two weekends in September for track maintenance work, the transportation agency announced this week.

The railroad crossing at Churchill Avenue will be closed from Friday, Sept. 23, at 11 p.m. until Monday, Sept. 26, at 4 a.m. and again from Friday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m. until Monday, Oct. 3, at 4 a.m.

The reconstruction project includes new concrete, ballast, ties and rail, as well as extended concrete panels, new pavement and striping, to provide a smoother, safer crossing for vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists, according to Caltrain.

The tracks will be closed to all traffic, including cars, bicycles and pedestrians.

During the closure, Caltrain officials will establish detour signs for pedestrians and motorists to help with traffic flow, according to the agency. Residents may experience construction noise during this time, Caltrain officials warned.

For more information, call 650-508-7726.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 15, 2016 at 10:36 am

Any Football games at either Paly or Stanford those 2 weekends?

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Posted by Fan
a resident of Downtown North
on Sep 15, 2016 at 10:44 am

No games, that's what Google said. Both away games. Somebody had a clue.

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Posted by Fan
a resident of Downtown North
on Sep 15, 2016 at 10:45 am

That referred to Stanford. Check google for Paly.

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Posted by Tom from Midtown
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 15, 2016 at 10:45 am

Tom from Midtown is a registered user.

Paly plays Santa Clara at home on Friday, Sep 23, but the game starts at 7:00p, so hopefully when the closure happens at 11 most of the game traffic will have abated. On Sep 30 Paly plays at Saratoga. Stanford is out of town for both weekends, at USC on Sep 24 and at Washington on Sep 30 (Friday night game).

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Posted by Kevin Ohlson
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Sep 15, 2016 at 1:41 pm

Stanford: 9.17 USC (here); 9.24 UCLA (away); 9.30 UW (away)

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Posted by Supply & Demand
a resident of Green Acres
on Sep 15, 2016 at 2:34 pm

The biggest problem in Palo Alto is traffic not affordable housing etc.

All the City's resources should put to use into this infrastructure improvements.

The top priorities is to have at least two more underpass(s)/overpass(s) for railroad crossing and block off the other two crossings. This not only save time but also lives esp. young lives.

Ask for donations from the communities as additional resources. We have donate money toward building at Paly etc. why not the railroad crossing improvements. We shall also demand money from State to support the project.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 16, 2016 at 8:50 am

S & D

This is a temporary closure for maintenance and repair.

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Posted by parent
a resident of Professorville
on Sep 22, 2016 at 12:06 am

What is the suggested detour route for pedestrians and bicyclists?

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