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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

BART earthquake safety work moves inside West Oakand Station

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Beginning the early part of April, Earthquake Safety Program construction crews will start working inside BART's West Oakland, Calif., Station to strengthen it against earthquakes. Crews will erect scaffolding and enclosures around work areas, which may obstruct your path through the concourse area as you head to the platform or fare gates.

Crews will be adding steel and concrete to foundations, wrapping columns with reinforcement, and protecting utilities and equipment. Work will run through fall 2010, mostly between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with periodic night work and emergency work as necessary

Earthquake Safety Program construction will be underway at various locations throughout the BART system over the next five years and the agency expects to complete this project by the end of 2014.

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