Train service is cancelled this weekend in San Clemente and beach trail access will be limited so that workers can continue to make safety enhancements at the pedestrian railroad crossings along the Coastal Trail.
To meet state and federal safety standards and ensure residents and visitors are safe while crossing the railroad tracks , the city is teaming up with the Orange County Transportation Authority to improve the crossings to include wider paved areas, new fencing, additional crossing gate arms, improved signs and installation of electrical conduit, according to a city press release.
Again this weekend, because of the construction, there will be limited trail access and no train service in San Clemente.
Specific locations for construction work this Saturday are as follows:
- El Portal – civil work (concrete, etc.) – crossing will be closed as needed
- T Street – civil work (concrete, etc.) – crossing will be closed as needed
- Corto - full track work – crossing will be closed 1 a.m. Saturday morning to 7 a.m. Sunday morning. The Linda Lane tunnel will be used as a detour and there will be detour signs for both directions along the trail.
- Calafia - full track work – crossing will be closed 1 a.m. Saturday morning to 7 a.m. Sunday morning. The Montalvo undercrossing will be used as a detour and there will be detour signs for both directions along the trail.
Work will occur during the daytime and at night during the week at various locations over varying time frames from now until Dec. 31, 2013 with no full closures of the crossings unless coordinated prior to start dates, according to the release.