Earthquake Safety work to begin in concourse at Fruitvale Station


Earthquake Safety work to begin in concourse at Fruitvale Station

As part of BART’s systemwide Earthquake Safety Program, seismic retrofit construction inside the Fruitvale Station, in the concourse, will be performed on each footing and pier cap (a beam connecting two columns), which supports the BART trackway under the alignment and is expected to begin in September 2018.  This work will begin with pre-construction activity that is expected to begin on September 6 or 7, 2018 and will include a scissor lift and construction worker scanning the structures, one by one, in preparation of seismic retrofit construction work for approximately one week.  

Earthquake Safety (seismic) construction in the concourse is expected to begin late September 2018 for a duration of approximately 4-6 months.  Work hours are expected to be during non-peak hours from 8am – 4pm, Monday through Friday, with emergency work as necessary. During construction, pedestrian access in and around the station will change periodically, including access through the concourse to enter and exit the platform via the escalator and/or stairs with directional signage.   Work areas will be fenced in, and you will see construction equipment accessing the site such as scissor lifts, excavators, dump trucks, drill rigs, backhoes and scaffolding.  Please see this diagram for the location of construction.

Please proceed around construction areas with caution and watch for signs with safety information, directions, and other notices. You can also expect temporary construction-related noise, dust, odors and traffic impacts. We will monitor noise and dust and work to minimize any inconveniences; local regulations will be enforced to minimize any inconveniences. 

We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this work.  As always, safety is BART’s top priority.  Our aim is to complete seismic retrofit work as quickly as possible, while maintaining BART service.  Fruitvale Station will REMAIN OPEN for BART riders during construction.  Please watch for additional notices regarding upcoming construction.

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. Thank you again for your patience and cooperation.