January 10, 2012 > Kato Road grade separation project
Kato Road grade separation project
Submitted By Brandi Childress
Construction is underway where Kato Road crosses the existing Union Pacific Railroad Tracks in southern Fremont. This project will lower Kato Road so that it passes beneath the current ground/street level railroad tracks.
A grade separation is a physical separation of two different travel movements, trains/transit and vehicle/pedestrians. This project is occurring in advance of the BART Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension Project to prepare the corridor for future construction. The project will reduce congestion/traffic and improve safety for the local community.
Kato Road will close between Milmont Drive and Warm Springs Boulevard from 7 a.m. on Saturday, January 14 until 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 15, 2012.
Local residents and businesses on Kato Road will retain access. Vehicle and pedestrian through traffic may utilize Dixon Landing Road in Milpitas for east-west travel.
Work will occur between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on both days and will include operation of heavy construction drilling machinery. Local residents and businesses will experience loud drilling and pile-driving activities, typical construction noise and back-up warning devices.
There will be two more weekend road closures before Kato Road closes completely for nine months starting in Summer 2012.
For more information about BART Silicon Valley, please contact VTA Community Outreach at (408) 934-2662, (TTY only) (408) 321-2330, or visit www.vta.org/bart.