San Mateo announces opening of grade separated E. 25th Ave.

in Community/Infrastructure

E. 25th Avenue between Palm Court and S. Delaware Street in San Mateo is set to reopen to traffic today, the city has announced. Now, vehicles traveling along that stretch of road will no longer cross over the Caltrain tracks, but rather underneath them.

The road traveling east-west is now separated from the rail tracks as part of the 25th Avenue Grade Separation Project, a boost to safety and for emergency response times, the city said.

It’s the latest milestone of the $205.9 million project that has also included building a new elevated Hillsdale Station and two east-west connections at 28th and 31st avenues. The project is nearing completion after three years of construction.

On March 1, 28th Avenue opened between El Camino Real and S. Delaware Street, which will improve response times for emergency responders, the city said. On April 26, the new Hillsdale Station opened off the new section of E. 28th Avenue, “making it easier for residents and visitors to access Bay Meadows, Hillsdale Shopping Center and more of what makes San Mateo a great place to live and work,” according to the city.

In just a few weeks, E. 31st Avenue between El Camino Real and S. Delaware Street will open to traffic, providing another east-west connection.

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Photo courtesy of the City of San Mateo