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Construction and Maintenance Updates

Railway construction – Town of Windsor Station

 

FEBRUARY 22, 2024

SMART contractor Stacy and Witbeck Inc. (SWI) will pour concrete for the Town of Windsor station platform on Monday, February 26, starting at 8:00 AM and going until 2:00 PM. Parking will be restricted at the lot adjacent to the platform site.

To signup for email updates use this link: Windsor station newsletter

 

Railway construction – Petaluma North Station

 

FEBRUARY 7, 2024

Planned night work to complete platform excavation scheduled for Friday, February 9, has been postponed due to weather conditions. This work has been tentatively rescheduled for Thursday, February 15, and Friday, February 16. 

The timing of all construction activities is weather-dependent. Bookmark this webpage for future updates. To signup for email updates use this link: Petaluma North station newsletter.

 

 

FEBRUARY 2, 2024

SMART contractor Stacy and Witbeck Inc./Ghilotti Bros., a joint venture (SW/GB), will perform night work to continue excavation for the Petaluma North Station platform on Friday, February 2, and will complete excavation work (also night work) on Friday, February 9.

SW/GB will be welding 80-foot rail sections at the station site (Corona Rd.) from February 19 to February 22.  

To signup for email updates use this link: Petaluma North station newsletter.

 

JANUARY 25, 2024

SMART contractor Stacy and Witbeck Inc./Ghilotti Bros., a joint venture (SW/GB) has begun excavating work for the train station platform. SW/GB will be performing night work on February 2-3 (Friday and Saturday nights). Hours of work will be 9:00 PM - 5:00 AM.

Safety is our contractor's first priority. They work hard to maximize safety during construction. Please do your part and stay clear of all construction equipment and activities.

 

DECEMBER 21

SMART contractor Stacy and Witbeck Inc./Ghilotti Bros., a joint venture (SW/GB) will begin mobilizing to construct the SMART Petaluma North Station in mid-January 2024. Construction on the station platform is anticipated to begin on January 26-27. Night work (after revenue service) will be required. Directional light will be utilized. Nearby residents can expect some noise. The timing of all construction activities is weather-dependent. Bookmark this webpage for future updates. To signup for email updates use this link: Petaluma North station newsletter.

 

Railway construction – Town of Windsor Station

 

February 2, 2024

SMART contractor Stacy and Witbeck Inc. (SWI) will set girders and bridge decks at Windsor Creek on February 15-16.

SWI will begin grading (performing earthwork) in preparation for constructing the railroad track and bicycle/pedestrian pathway between Aviation Blvd. and Shiloh Rd. from February 21 to March 6.   

To signup for email updates use this link: Windsor station newsletter

 

JANUARY 25, 2024

SMART contractor Stacy and Witbeck Inc. (SWI) will begin excavation work on the train station platform on Friday, January 26. SWI will also begin grading work for the railroad tracks between Aviation Blvd. to Shiloh Rd. on February 5. 

Safety is our contractor's first priority. They work hard to maximize safety during construction. Please do your part and stay clear of all construction equipment and activities.

 

December 21

SMART contractor Stacy and Witbeck Inc. will begin mobilizing to complete construction of the rail extension to the Town of Windsor in early January 2024. Earth work for the station platform is anticipated to start on January 2. The timing of all construction activities is weather-dependent. Bookmark this webpage for future updates.  To signup for email updates use this link: Windsor station newsletter

 

Pathway construction - McInnis Parkway to Smith Ranch Road

 

OCTOBER 19 

SMART contractor Ghilotti Bros. Construction will be installing sheet pile near the McInnis Parkway end of the pathway project. Preparation for the work will occur on Thursday, October 19, and Friday, October 20. Installation of the sheet pile will occur on Saturday, October 21, Monday, October 23, and Tuesday, October 24. The contractor will utilize vibration tools to install the sheet pile, and it should not be overly noisy. 

 

August 29

SMART contractor Ghilotti Bros. Construction has recently begun work building a new bicycle/pedestrian pathway between McInnis Parkway and Smith Ranch Road. The pathway will be constructed on the east (airport) side of the tracks. See map below with construction zone shown in red.

Work will occur Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. As a part of construction, neighbors can expect dust and noise, including train horns.

As required by Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) regulations, trains will be sounding the horn when approaching areas where construction workers are engaged near the tracks.

Please visit this webpage for updates. For more information, call (707) 794-3330 or email us at: info@sonomamarintrain.org
 

McInnis Parkway pathway segment

 


SMART Pathway Construction Projects

SMART was selected to receive a $12.6 million grant to fund its bicycle and pedestrian pathway project in Petaluma, Rohnert Park and Santa Rosa. For more information on SMART Pathways, please click here.

SMART has completed the following segments:

  • Healdsburg: Front Street to Grant Street
  • Santa Rosa: Sixth Street to Guerneville Road
  • Rohnert Park/Cotati: East Cotati Avenue to Golf Course Drive
  • Rohnert Park: Sonoma Mountain Village to the Cotati SMART Train Station
  • Southwest Santa Rosa: Hearn Avenue to Bellevue Avenue, with pathway connections to Downtown Santa Rosa SMART Station
  • Novato/Petaluma: SMART Novato San Marin Station to County Line
  • Novato: Rush Creek Place to SMART Novato San Marin Station
  • Novato: SMART Novato Hamilton Station to Hamilton Parkway
  • Novato: Franklin pedestrian crossing (near Sutter Health) to Grant Street in downtown Novato (future Novato Downtown Station)
  • San Rafael: North San Pedro Road to SMART Marin Civic Center Station
  • San Rafael: Merrydale Road to Mission Avenue