The first of three community meetings to discuss a "grade separation" (separating the roadway from the railroad tracks) at Ravenswood Avenue in Menlo Park will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 2, in the Oak Room of the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, located at 700 Alma St. in the Menlo Park Civic Center.
The consulting firm AECOM is studying two options recommended by the Menlo Park City Council: tunneling Ravenswood Avenue under the Caltrain tracks or partially raising the tracks and partially lowering the road.
The firm is also looking at the engineering feasibility of grade separations at all the rail crossings in Menlo Park: Oak Grove, Glenwood and Encinal avenues, as well as Ravenswood.
Among grade separations, the Ravenswood Avenue crossing is the council's top priority. The study will consider the impact of the Caltrain electrification project and plans for high-speed rail.
City staff and consultants are seeking community feedback at the meetings.
Go to the Menlo Park city news blog for more information.