Project to improve at-grade crossings in San Mateo to impact parking

Caltrain begins safety improvements at 5 at-grade crossings in San Mateo, Menlo Park

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A Caltrain project to improve at-grade crossings (intersections where train tracks cross a street) will prompt parking restrictions on 1st, 2nd and 3rd avenues in San Mateo next week.

Parking restrictions will start Monday, May 3 on 1st Street and should conclude by the end of the week, according to Caltrain.

“The parking restrictions are needed to allow cars to go safely around the striping work,” according to the transit agency.

The project includes safety improvements at five at-grade crossings in San Mateo and Menlo Park. The San Mateo crossings receiving improvements are 1st, 2nd and 3rd avenues at S. Railroad Ave., and also at Glenwood Ave. and Garwood Way and Oak Grove Ave. and Merrill St. in Menlo Park

The upgrades will include “clearly-marked pedestrian crossings with new paint striping and lettering, and pavement markers,” as well as the installation of a fixed concrete median with flexible bollards designed to prevent motorists from driving around lowered crossing gates.

For more information about the project, visit here.

Photo courtesy of Caltrain