Middle Avenue Caltrain crossing

  • Project typeTraffic and transportation

This project will construct a grade separated pedestrian and bicycle rail crossing under the Caltrain railway to create a pedestrian and bicycle connection and create a new crossing opportunity across the tracks. The crossing will be located near Middle Avenue, connecting Alma Street near Burgess Park to El Camino Real at the open space plaza under construction as part of Stanford's Middle Plaza at 500 El Camino Real project. Coordination is ongoing to ensure integration with the public plaza and pedestrian promenade.

The crossing will improve connectivity for neighborhoods on both sides of the Caltrain tracks to city amenities, schools, public transit and downtown Menlo Park.

The project is partially funded by a grant from the San Mateo County Transportation Authority's Bicycle and Pedestrian Program.

Current status

The City Council approved a final concept design in 2019 and certified the environmental review for the design in 2020. City staff are now working on completing the right of way phase of the project and coordinating with Caltrans on starting final design. Staff are also working the secure full construction funding for the project.

The project kicked off in May 2017 and is identified as a priority project for the City Council, most recently on April 20, 2021.

 Jan 11, 2022 

City Council meeting approving Purchase and Sale Agreement for a portion of 700-800 El Camino Real.

City Council online meeting
Jan 28, 2020

City Council meeting, certify environmental document and approve plans

City Council Chambers
Aug 27, 2019

City Council meeting, preferred concept selection

City Council Chambers
Jul 16, 2019

Rail Subcommittee meeting

City Hall - Downtown Conference Room
Jul 10, 2019

Complete Streets Commission meeting

City Council Chambers
Jun 4, 2019

City Council Meeting, project status update

City Council Chambers
May 13, 2019

Community meeting #2

Arrillaga Family Recreation Center
Apr 22, 2019

Rail Subcommittee meeting

City Hall Downtown Conference Room
Apr 9, 2019

City Council meeting - project status update (Informational Item)

City Council Chambers
May 4, 2017

Community Meeting #1

Menlo Church Social Hall


Contact us

Hugh Louch
Assistant Public Works Director - Transportation



500 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025  View map

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