Add jack hammering to the tweets and toots

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on August 23, 2009

Beginning tonight and continuing through Thursday (August 27), Menlo Park neighborhoods adjacent to the Caltrain tracks will hear new noises about the time the louder tweets and toots are put to bed for the night. Work on Caltrain’s Grade Crossing Improvement Program at Encinal, Glenwood and Ravenswood Avenues will take place from 8:00 pm to 4:00 am. According to Caltrain, “neighbors may hear construction noise from concrete-cutting saws and jack hammers removing concrete, cranes lifting track panels, heavy equipment moving gravel, and trucks placing asphalt. If these sounds aren’t enough to keep folks awake, two portable light towers – powered by a diesel generator – will also be used for the work. Like the louder train horns, the project is being done in the interest of “enhanced safety.”

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