(Via Ria Hutabarat Lo, PhD, Sunnyvale Transportation and Traffic Manager)
There are two upcoming community meetings regarding the Caltrain Grade Separation Feasibility Study. This study will assess the feasibility of separating the road and railway at Mary Avenue and Sunnyvale Avenue.
This project is being considered due to safety concerns, congestion delays, pedestrian/bicycle access issues, and noise impacts associated with having active at-grade railway crossings in urbanized communities. Anticipated increases in service frequency along the Caltrain railway line will improve regional access for Sunnyvale commuters but exacerbate concerns associated with railway crossings—if they are not grade separated.
Depending on the selected alternative, the impacts of grade separation could potentially include the following:
- property acquisitions
- access modifications
- temporary road closures
The City of Sunnyvale will hold two community meetings to describe project goals, process, and schedule, and obtain initial community feedback. Each meeting will be tailored to the respective crossing location. Meeting details for each location are as follows:
Sunnyvale Avenue Railroad Crossing
6:30 – 8 p.m. Monday, July 24, 2017
Murphy Park Building, 250 N Sunnyvale Ave, Sunnyvale
Mary Avenue Railroad Crossing
6:30 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Sunnyvale Library, 665 W Olive Ave, Sunnyvale