February 14, 2012 > Kato Grade Separation - New Lane Modifications
Kato Grade Separation - New Lane Modifications
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 traffic modification is the second of three major project roadway/lane modifications. The third and final, is a complete closure of Kato Road, planned to begin sometime in Spring 2012 and last 9 months. This project is occurring in advance of the BART Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension Project to prepare the corridor for future construction and reduce congestion/traffic and improve safety for the local community.
Traffic lane modifications and restriping will begin at 7 a.m. on Monday, February 13 on Kato Road between Milmont Drive and Warm Springs Boulevard. Expect heavy traffic delays during commute times. The scheduled work is weather permitting. Commuters wishing to avoid Kato Road may utilize Dixon Landing Road in Milpitas for east-west travel.