Areas to be closed around BART Administration Building above Lake Merritt Station


Areas to be closed around BART Administration Building above Lake Merritt Station

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) has recently discovered a safety issue in connection with the Lake Merritt Administration Building. Due to deterioration of the building, pieces of the concrete panels have loosened and could pose a threat of falling off the building into the plaza below.

BART Engineering has determined that the plaza area immediately adjacent to the building must be closed to the public to ensure safety. Steps are now being taken to fence off the area. Most of the plaza will continue to be available for public use; however, access to the plaza area under the building will be closed permanently. Signage indicating restricted areas will be posted in both English and Chinese.

For questions or additional information, please contact BART's Customer Services Department at 510.464.7119.