Since the start of 2014, there have been a total of 55 fatalities and 32 vehicle strikes along the Caltrain line, he reported. So far this year, there have been four fatalities and five vehicle strikes, he said.
"The big goal with this is to keep people away from the tracks," he said.
Other rail crossings scheduled for changes similar to the Menlo Park crossing are: 16th Street, San Francisco; Broadway, Burlingame; Peninsula Avenue, Burlingame; 4th Avenue, San Mateo; Alma Street, Palo Alto; Charleston Road, Palo Alto; Rengstorff Avenue, Mountain View; Castro Street, Mountain View; and Mary Avenue, Sunnyvale.
In addition, some crossings are slated for medians to be installed. Those are 4th Avenue, San Mateo; Alma Street, Palo Alto; Churchill Road, Palo Alto; Charleston Road, Palo Alto; East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto; Sunnyvale Avenue, Sunnyvale; Auzerais Avenue, San Jose; and West Virginia Street, San Jose.
Construction is expected to start soon and conclude by the end of the year, Wilson said.
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