BART is making improvements to the plaza in front of the entrance to MacArthur Station. The work kicked off in June and is expected to last 6 months.
The entire project includes the construction of a new self-park bike station, removal of bulky landscaping planters, all new concrete flooring, lighting improvements, relocation of public art to improve circulation, installation of new seat walls and benches, and installation of security cameras.
The plaza improvements are part of the MacArthur Station mixed-use Transit Oriented Development project to redevelop and revitalize this underutilized area adjacent to our station to create a vibrant transit-oriented community that enhances bicycle and pedestrian use, with increased and enhanced access to the BART station and connecting public transit lines.
Access Impacts During Construction
We will fence off the plaza in two separate phases and create a temporary pedestrian path to access the fare gates.
During the first phase of construction bike racks and lockers will be moved to the north side of the plaza. Bus, taxi, and passenger pick-up/drop-off will not be affected.
For much of this phase, shuttles will continue to stop in their current locations and pedestrians will be able to use the existing sidewalk to access the shuttles and the parking garage.
On days when there is hauling of demolished concrete and pouring of new concrete, the access road will be narrowed to accommodate these activities. Pedestrians will be provided with a protected walkway and shuttles will stop on the access road closer to the garage. On days when there is no hauling or pouring of concrete the regular pedestrian route will be open.
Because of the narrowing of the access road, bicyclists will be asked to use an alternate route or walk their bicycles through the area as they will share the narrow walkway with pedestrians.
Watch for signs and flag people who will direct you to a safe route through the construction.
We will issue updated bulletins and update the information on our website as the work continues.
We know that this work will inconvenience you. We appreciate your patience.
The project is paid for by FTA and State grant funds as well as BART funds.