Mountain View Light Rail Double Track Project Construction Udpate
May 28, 2015
In order to help assure a timely project completion and to shift work away from nighttime hours in response to concerns from local residents, the contractor will be working through the weekend on May 30 and 31 and also the first three weekends in June.
During this extended time period, work will occur during both day and night hours to finish the removal of the now-closed Evelyn Station. Related activities include constructing a 1,400-foot retaining wall, finishing demolition of the station and off hauling demolished concrete and excavated soil.
The complexity of the demolition work, including complications with underground utilities, worksite conditions and construction of the retaining wall, have contributed to the demolition work taking longer than originally forecast. Some demolition work is being delayed until the retaining wall is completed but all demolition work is scheduled to be completed by the week of June 9th..
Other work during the next two weeks includes installing and/or relocating utility vaults, ductbanks and conduits, construction of the overhead electrical system towers and wiring, and preparation of the track roadbed.
Daytime crews typically work 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., with night crews working 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., although the intensity of night work often picks up after the last VTA train passes through the area after 11 p.m. or the last Caltrain train passes through the area after 1 a.m.
Inquiries regarding this project should be directed to:
VTA Community Outreach