Warm Springs Extension Construction Updates


Warm Springs / South Fremont Station Virtual Tour

View the video below for a quad copter tour of the Warm Springs / South Fremont Station site.

 

WSX Station Virtual Tour from BART WSX on Vimeo.

 

Warm Springs Extension Virtual Tour

View the video below for a quad copter ride down the Warm Springs Extension project alignment and around the new Warm Springs / South Fremont Station.

 

 

My Movie from BART WSX on Vimeo.

 

Construction Cameras for Warm Springs Extension Construction

Visit our construction cameras at http://oxblue.com/open/SFBART/WarmSpringsExt to view near real-time project construction. We have two cameras, one showing construction at the new Warm Springs/South Fremont Station site, and a second showing work at the Fremont Station. The cameras take a still photo every 10 minutes, enabling us to show progress as it happens.

Construction Photo Slideshow

To access the slideshow on your mobile device, click here.

Construction Notifications

Notification #80:  Emergency Drill in BART Subway located in Fremont Central Park

Estimated Start Date:   Sunday, July 10, 2016

Summary of Activity:  The City of Fremont Fire Department and BART will conduct joint emergency drills during the week of Sunday, July 10 through Friday, July 15, 2016.  The drills will take place in various locations along the new BART Warm Springs Extension including: the subway located at Fremont Central Park, Warm Springs/South Fremont Station, and all tracks between Fremont and Warm Springs/South Fremont Stations.   The emergency drills are expected to occur from 8 am to 5 pm.

Impacts:

  • Heavy smoke simulating a fire in the subway; and 
  • Some noise and vibration from emergency ventilation fans.

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Notification #79 (UPDATED 4/19/2016):  Testing of BART Trains on New Warm Springs Extension Trackway Continues with Testing Expanded to Early Mornings

Estimated Start Date:    Mid-April 2016 (Start of expanded hours)

Summary of Activity:  The BART Warm Springs Extension (WSX) Project continues testing which began in 2015 and is expected to conclude this year.  Effective mid-April, required "blanket hour" or early morning testing will be needed.  Early morning testing will commence at approximately 1:30am Wednesday through Sunday mornings.

Testing is an important part of public transit line extensions and is done to ensure that a safe and verified system is in place before opening to the public.  

Impacts:

  • Periodic train horns;
  • Some noise and vibration from trains;
  • Trains traversing the new trackway (however the extension will not be open for service during testing);
  • Some nighttime and weekend testing, requiring lights; and
  • Possible "spot" construction work that may generate temporary noise, lights and dust.

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Notification #79:  Testing of BART Trains on New Warm Springs Extension Trackway to Begin early December 2015

Estimated Start Date:   Early December 2015

Summary of Activity:  "Dynamic" train testing of non-service BART trains on the new 5.4 miles of track extending south from BART Fremont Station to the new Warm Springs/South Fremont Station will begin early December 2015.  Testing is done to ensure that a safe and verified system is in place before opening to the public.  Dynamic testing is an important part of the robust testing series that began in spring 2015.  

Impacts:

  • Periodic train horns;
  • Some noise and vibration from trains;
  • Trains traversing the new trackway (however the extension will not be open for service during testing);
  • Some nighttime and weekend testing, requiring lights; and
  • Possible "spot" construction work that may generate temporary noise, lights and dust.

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Construction Notifications

Notification #77: BART Tracks Along New Alignment to be Energized (Powered On)

Estimated Start Date: Monday, November 2, 2015

Summary of Activity: Third rail and other BART facilities (i.e. substations) will be powered on along the new Warm Springs Extension.

Impacts:

  • TRESPASSERS BEWARE:  Trackway will be fully energized (powered on). Avoid prosecution or death by electrocution by staying out of the fenced-in BART railway track.

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Notification #75: Intermittent Traffic Impacts on Warm Springs Blvd. near South Grimmer Blvd. to Continue Through 2015

Estimated Start Date: Spring 2015

Summary of Activity: Landscaping improvements; Street widening improvements; Striping and creation of new bicycle lanes

Estimated Duration: Through December 2015

Impacts:

  • Temporary lane closures and shifting of traffic
  • Increased dust, noise, and inconvenience

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Notification #74: Improvements on Warm Spring Court

Estimated Start Date: Late October 2015

Summary of Activity: Street widening improvements; Creation of new bike lanes; and 600 feet of on-street vehicle parking will remain

Estimated Duration: Through late November 2015

Impacts:

  • Temporary loss of on-street parking on Warm Springs Court
  • Permanent on-street parking will remain, consisting of 600 feet along the northeast side of Warm Springs Court near the Warm Springs Blvd. intersection
  • Increased dust, noise, and inconvenience

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Notification 46: Construction to Begin at the Fremont BART Station in August 2013

Estimated Start Date:

August 3, 2013

Summary of Activity:

Reconfiguration of southeast and southwest customer parking areas and bus circulation routes.  Construction of embankment and overpass across Walnut Ave.

Estimated Duration:

Intermittent work over a one year period.

Impacts:

  • Loss of parking spaces.
  • Sidewalk closures and pedestrian path detours.
  • Reconfiguration of vehicle entrances and exits as well as bus circulation routes.

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Notification Archive

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Notification 78:  Fremont Station Reserved Parking Lot Closed Temporarily for Striping and Numbering on Saturday 11/21

Notification 76:  Fremont Station Reserved Parking Lot Closed Temporarily for Repaving Saturday 11/7 to Sunday 11/8

Notification 73 (UPDATED 8/20/2015):  Impacts to Southeast Entrance at Fremont Station

Notification 73:  Impacts to Southeast Entrance at Fremont Station 

Notification 72:  Work at Fremont Central Park 

Notification 71:  Intermittent Traffic Impacts on Warm Springs Blvd. near South Grimmer Blvd.

Notification 70:  Nighttime Track Work

View Notification 69:  Weekend Road Closure on South Grimmer Blvd., and Intermittent Lane Closures near South Grimmer Blvd. and Warm Springs Blvd. Intersection 

Notification 68:  Weekend Lane and Road Closures at South Grimmer Blvd. and Warm Springs Blvd. Intersection 

Notification 67:  Impacts to Southwest Parking Lot at Fremont Station

Notification 66:  Driveway and Sidewalk Improvement on Walnut Avenue

Notification 65 - REVISED:  Rail Tie-In Work to Include Night Work at Fremont Station

Notification 65:  Rail Tie-In Work to Include Night Work at Fremont Station

Notification 60:  Walnut Avenue Bridge Work to Include Night Work and FULL WEEKEND CLOSURE

Notification 59:  Night Time Lane and Road Closures Planned on South Grimmer Blvd.

Notification 57:  Tile Bench Art Installation to Begin at Fremont Station

Notification 56:  Night Time Lane and Road Closures Planned on South Grimmer Blvd. 

Notification 55:  Walnut Avenue Bridge Work to Include Night Work

Notification 54:  Utility Work at Fremont Station to Include Night Work 

Notification 53: Temporary Impacts to Access to Reliance Way

Notification 52: Night Work at Walnut Avenue

Notification 51: Traffic Signal Relocation Work at Walnut Avenue

Notification 50:  Utility Work and Traffic Impacts on Warm Springs Blvd.

Notification 49:  Upcoming Changes to Parking at Fremont Station 

Notification 48: Intermittent Road Closures on South Grimmer Blvd.

Notification 47: Duct Bank Installation to Include Saturday and Sunday Work Starts This Weekend.

Notification 45: Temporary Lane Reduction on Walnut Avenue

Notification 44: Upcoming Temporary Lane Closures on South Grimmer Boulevard

Notification 43: Temporary Lane and Sidewalk Closures on Stevenson Boulevard

Notification 42: Weekend Tree Removal at Fremont BART Station at Walnut Avenue

Notification 41: Access to Pedestrian Pathway Temporarily Closed

Notificiation 40:  Community Relations Field Office Moves to New Location

Notification 39: Early Construction Activities Continue

Notification 38: Intermittent Closures of Pedestrian Pathway to Restore Lake Area

Notification 37: Expanded Construction Activities Scheduled

Notification 36: Sheet Pile Driving Set to Resume

Notification 35: Final Restoration of South Shore Lake Elizabeth Pedestrian Pathway

Notification 34: Change to Pedestrian Pathway

Notification 33: Temporary Closure of Stevenson Boulevard

Notification 32: Temporary Closure of Eastbound Stevenson Boulevard

Notification 31: Series of Detours Planned as Part of Restoration of Stevenson Boulevard

Notification 30: Expected Delays on Westbound Stevenson Boulevard

Notification 29: Temporary Reconfiguration of Pedestrian Pathway

Notification 28: Temporary Reconfiguration of Pedestrian Pathway

Notification 27: Temporary Closure of Eastbound Stevenson Boulevard

Notification 26: Temporary Closure of Stevenson Boulevard

Notification 25: Temporary Closure of Stevenson Boulevard

Notification 24-A: Temporary Closure of  Westbound Stevenson Boulevard Postponed

Notification 24: Temporary Closure of Westbound Stevenson Boulevard

Notification 23: UPRR Crossing Through Central Park No Longer Available

Notification 22: Temporary Closure of Stevenson Boulevard

Notification 21: New Pedestrian Pathway Detour

Notification 20: Sheetpile Driving Set To Resume

Notification 19: New Dog Park is Open

Notification 18: New Basketball Court is Open

Notification 17: Subway Construction Work Moves Across Stevenson Boulevard

Notification 16:  Construction to Begin Behind Archstone Apartment and Business Complex

Notification 15: Temporary Closure of Stevenson Boulevard

Notification 14: Fish Capture and Release

Notification 13: Construction to Begin in Lake Elizabeth: New Pedestrian Detour Path Open

Notification 12: New Tennis Court Parking Spaces Available

Notification 10: Soil Hauling Operation to Begin Along Driscoll Road

Notification 11: New Parking Spaces Available

Notification 9: Construction to Begin Between Walnut Avenue and Stevenson Boulevard

Notification 8: Dog Park and Basketball Court Entrance Detours to Begin

Notification 7: Phase 1 of Softball Field Access Revisions

Notification 6: Fremont Central Park Subway Construction Work to Begin on Stevenson Boulevard

Notification 5: Movement of Large Equipment in Fremont Central Park

Notification 4: Mobilization of Equipment and Start of BART Subway Construction

Notification 3: Tennis Center Parking Lot Construction

Notification 2: Tree and Shrub Removal

Notification 1: Subway Contract Notice to Proceed

 

 

Last Updated: July 15,  2016