By Alex Eisenhart   |   @AlexOnTransit

As part of Caltrain’s ongoing efforts to maintain the safety and usability of its facilities, the agency completed its Grade Crossing Improvement Project ahead of schedule in January. This effort to improve public safety at 15 grade crossings from San Francisco to San Jose began in June 2018 and was expected to take until March 2019.

The project included repainting, pouring new concrete, gluing down new tactile markers, installing street medians, improving sidewalks, installing new signage and removing outdated materials.

The project cost $3.5 million, with $1.06 million coming from the Federal Rail Administration and $377,000 from State Prop 1B funds. The remainder came out of the Caltrain operating budget.

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The images above show the Churchill Ave grade crossing in Palo Alto before and after construction.

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