BART is close to completing safety improvements along the elevated tracks which run through the Decoto neighborhood in Union City.
With the final stretch of the Earthquake Safety Project, which has ben in the works for several months in Union City and includes various repairs throughout the entire BART system, comes night work.
According to a City of Union City newsletter, crews began installing steel reinforcements in place of protective plywood to its structures during late night and early morning hours last weekend. That work will resume this weekend.
Night work will continue between midnight and 6 a.m. from Friday, Feb. 15 through Sunday, Feb. 17, according to BART.
Affected resident were notified with flyers alerting them of the noise during those hours, the city said.
The retrofit work is concentrated to the elevated structures between H and I streets, according to BART.
“During this work, you can expect some construction-related noise. Equipment used on site will include a forklift, scissor lift, welding equipment and hand-held tools, as well as personnel vehicles. Per state requirements, all construction vehicles are equipped with back-up alarms. If lighting is required, special care will be taken to ensure that lights are directed at the work areas and away from residences,” BART noted in a flyer.
BART’s Earthquake Safety Program is designed to upgrade the rapid transit system to ensure it will be able to operate in the event of a major earthquake, according to BART.
For more about the program, visit www.bart.gov/earthquakesafety.