The idea of a "grade separation" that would either a) raise the railroad tracks or b) dig down to lower the road or c) some of each to allow for better traffic flow has been knocking around for decades. Things appear to be coming to a head since
The City of Burlingame is hosting a community meeting on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. to summarize the findings of the grade separation study, answer questions and present 3D animations of two of the alternatives that were evaluated. The meeting will be held at the Burlingame Public Library, Lane Community Room.
The City and its project team developed and evaluated six design options based on feedbackreceived during the first two community meetings and have narrowed it down to two options. The goal of this meeting is to take feedback from the community on the remaining two options
to determine if there is a community preference for one of the designs. This is the third and final community meeting of this study phase.
Naturally, one of the key concerns is how this project would lay the groundwork (literally) for high-cost rail up the Peninsula. Now that the build has shifted to coming to Northern California and knowing that an HSR train cannot "porpoise" up and down as it travels though Millbrae, Burlingame, and San Mateo--what happens at B'way has more impact than one might think. It is a key intersection for a variety of reasons!