Caltrain: Grade separated East 31st Avenue in San Mateo to reopen Friday

Caltrain: Grade separated East 31st Ave. in San Mateo to open

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The grade separated crossing at East 31st Avenue in San Mateo will open on Friday, Aug. 27, to all modes of traffic for the first time, according to Caltrain, marking the final road component of the 25th Avenue Grade Separation Project.

“The new road between South Delaware Street and El Camino Real provides an additional east-west connection that grants easier and safer access to the Hillsdale Shopping Center, Bay Meadows Town Square and the Hillsdale Caltrain Station,” the transit agency said Tuesday. “The new road also improves emergency vehicle access to surrounding neighborhoods.”

The 25th Avenue Grade Separation Project project separated the track from the road at East 25th Avenue and created east-west connections at 28th and 31st avenues. All roadways are now open. The project aimed to reduce congestion, train noise and increase transit accessibility for San Mateo’s Bay Meadows neighborhood, and it also included construction of the new Hillsdale Station which opened in April.

Officials plan to hold a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the project’s completion in September.