Earthquake safety construction to start inside El Cerrito Plaza Station

25th Jan 2012
Earthquake safety construction to start inside El Cerrito Plaza Station

Starting in January 2012, construction crews will start earthquake strengthening work inside the El Cerrito Plaza Station. Crews will construct scaffolding and enclosures around work areas and at times will need to temporarily change pedestrian access inside the station. This means it may take longer to make your way through the station and around the work areas. In addition, while we’re doing this work you can expect temporary construction-related noise and dust. Please proceed around construction areas with caution and watch for signs with safety information and other notices.

Construction Work Details
Description: Constructing temporary enclosures, demolishing concrete structures, adding steel and concrete to foundations, wrapping columns with reinforcement, and protecting utilities and equipment
Location: Inside and around the paid area of El Cerrito Plaza Station
Start Date: January 2012
Duration: Approximately 9 months
General Work Hours: 7 am – 7 pm , Monday through Saturday, with some night work; Emergency work as necessary

We expect to complete this safety retrofit in 2013. 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


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