Earthquake Safety construction work inside Fruitvale Station


Earthquake Safety construction work inside Fruitvale Station

As part of BART’s systemwide Earthquake Safety Program, seismic retrofit work at the Fruitvale Station continues.  STAGE ONE (1) earthquake safety construction activity has begun inside the Fruitvale Station on the south side (back end) of the concourse -- this is a change from the original plan of working east to west (see diagram on back page).  This is work on each footing and pier cap (a beam connecting two columns), which supports the BART trackway under the alignment.  Please plan for additional time to travel inside the station from the concourse to the platform.  Parking machines, escalators, stairs, elevators, and restrooms will remain accessible during construction.   Construction crews have fenced in work areas, and you will see construction equipment accessing the site such as scissor lifts, drill rigs, concrete pump/hose and trucks, and scaffolding.  During this construction, ADA/pedestrian access/pathway will be slightly detoured with directional signage.  Please proceed around construction areas with caution and watch for signs with safety information and other notices.  Please be advised that changes/modifications maybe required at any time; the construction team will make every effort to minimize inconveniences.  Additionally, periodic nighttime work for material delivery and light work activity may be needed and will be monitored for noise levels.

At the same time, work continues outside the south-end of Fruitvale Station on both sides of 35th Avenue, and work is expected to begin in the BART alignment on the north side of the Station, adjacent to the Fruitvale Village Plaza (see separate notification).  Expect some traffic and parking impacts during this work.  Temporary closure of approximately six (6) parking spots in the BART Fee lot (south of 35th Avenue) will remain in effect for now. Please note that vehicles not moved from areas that have been posted with “No Parking” signs will be subject to ticketing and/or towing.  Noise, dust, and odors will be monitored, and local regulations will be enforced to minimize any inconveniences.   Please watch for additional notices regarding upcoming construction. 

Please see map below or click here for a .pdf

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.

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.

Fruitvale inside construction map Oct