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Caltrain grade separation

From: domainremoved <Sue>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:54:03 -0800

When considering the options for grade separation, the Transportation
Department has not provided you crucial information to make this decision.


If the level of the tracks are raised or lowered, there will be temporary
tracks used during construction, called "shoo-fly" tracks, so trains can
continue to run. These shoo-fly tracks would either run where Alma Street
is now, or would take over the Caltrain parking lot. Further north, the
shoo-fly tracks would probably require the demolition of several buildings
on the east side of the Caltrain tracks.


Building a grade separation with the tracks at their current level would be
much less impactful, since there would be no need for a wide raised berm.
Please direct the Transportation Department to show you where shoo-fly
tracks would go, so you can judge the actual impact of the various


If you are going to build a raised berm for the Caltrain tracks, perhaps you
want to make it even wider and put four through lanes of El Camino Real on
the berm to allow through traffic to pass through Menlo Park and reduce


-Sue Kayton

Received on Tue Feb 14 2017 - 19:58:42 PST

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