Earthquake safety work in Rockridge parking lot


Earthquake safety work in Rockridge parking lot

As part of our systemwide Earthquake Safety Program, we will be strengthening structures at Rockridge Station to better withstand future earthquakes.  Starting September 23, we will begin reinforcing the support columns under our tracks with a fiber-reinforced polymer (FPR) material which will be wrapped around the columns. The first columns to be wrapped will be outside our parking lots. At the beginning of October, the work will move east under the tracks and into the parking area 5 columns at a time. There will be 3 phases in the parking lot. This will mean that up to 6 parking spaces per column (for a total of 30 during each phase) will be fenced off while the work is done.

The contractor will place signs in advance of closing parking spaces to let you know when those specific spaces will be closed. Each closure will be for approximately 10 days. Rain can delay the work.

During the work, the contractor will use various light construction equipment. Expect temporary construction-related noise, dust, odors, and minor traffic impacts. We will monitor noise and dust and work to minimize any inconvenience. Be assured that any odors generated are not harmful and will not be permanent.  Please move around construction areas with caution and watch for signs with safety information and other notices. 

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience while we complete this vital work. 

As always, safety is our top priority. Our aim is to strengthen the system as quickly as possible, while maintaining service. To contact the Earthquake Safety Program or obtain additional information, please visit our website at www.bart.gov/earthquakesafety or call our Program Information Line at (510) 874-7425.