Earthquake safety work planned for Lake Merritt Station


Earthquake safety work planned for Lake Merritt Station

Dear Customer: 

As part of our system-wide Earthquake Safety Program, we will begin strengthening structures at the Lake Merritt Station to withstand future earthquakes.  During the project, you can expect construction-related noise and some dust.  Please watch for signs with safety information and other notices. We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this work. 

Construction Work Details

Description: Constructing temporary enclosures, removing tiles from concrete columns,  placing fiberwrap around the columns, protecting utilities and equipment, and restoring and cleaning work areas
Location:      17 columns throughout the station
Start Date:    Late May 2009
Duration:      Approximately five months
Hours:          Most work between 7 a. m. and 5 p. m. on weekdays, with some weekend and night work. Emergency work as necessary

A separate project to dismantle the Lake Merritt Administration Building, located at 800 Madison Street, is currently underway and will continue through early 2010.  Earthquake Safety Program construction will be underway at various locations throughout the BART system over the next five years and is expected to be complete by the end of 2014.  As always, safety is BART’s top priority.  Our aim is to strengthen BART as quickly as possible, while maintaining BART service.  

To contact the Earthquake Safety Program or obtain additional information, please visit our website at or call our Program Information Line at (415) 678-4018.

Si necesita información en español, por favor llame al (415) 678-4018.