Revised: BRT Stations Underway at International/85th-90th Avenues

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Bus Rapid Transit

For safety, crews will install concrete barriers, such as these, in the center of the road as they build BRT’s train-like center-median stations. Por seguridad, las tripulaciones instalarán barreras de concreto, como éstas, en el centro de la carretera mientras construyen las estaciones medianas del centro de BRT. 为了安全起见,船员们将在道路的中心安装一些具体的障碍物,如建立BRT的火车中心站。Để đảm bảo an toàn, phi hành đoàn sẽ lắp đặt các rào cản cụ thể như ở trung tâm đường khi xây dựng các trạm trung tâm trung tâm giống như tàu lửa của BRT.

BRT Stations Are Underway!

Center-median Construction to start Tuesday, September 5, 2017 on International Boulevard between 85th & 90th Avenues

Why is AC Transit building BRT? 

BRT is a multimillion-dollar investment in our community. BRT will make trips faster! A series of center-median and curbside stations will be framed with innovative lighting, landscaping, security cameras, and onboard Wi-Fi access along the corridor to name a few. Thousands of riders will soon experience improved transit to jobs, shopping, healthcare services, schools, and much more.

What is BRT?

AC Transit is building the East Bay’s first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system. Think of BRT as light-rail train on wheels. It will operate mostly inside a bus only lane between San Leandro BART and downtown Oakland. Station and median construction is continuing on International Boulevard between 85th and 90th Avenues in Oakland.

How long will BRT be under construction?

BRT broke ground in January 2017 and construction is expected to be completed in 2019. To minimize disruptions along the 9.5-mile International Boulevard/East 14th Street corridor, we will build the BRT system in separate stages.

What can the public expect while station construction is underway?

Safety is AC Transit’s foremost priority. So, you will soon see our construction crews install concrete barriers in the center of the road.  The barriers are needed to protect drivers, pedestrians and workers as they build BRT’s train-like center-median stations. It is important to note, the barriers will remain in place throughout construction. Crosswalks will remain accessible; although there will be times when crosswalks will be temporarily closed or relocated.

Will International Boulevard be closed for the construction?

No. A lane of travel, in each direction, will remain open at all times.

Will construction mean changes to turns?

Building the East Bay’s most efficient transit system will mean reducing and, in some instances, temporarily prohibiting left turns and U-turns along International Boulevard during construction. At some intersections, the eliminated turns will become permanent. Nevertheless, you will always have access to your business or home.

As we make way for progress, AC Transit encourages businesses and residents alike to allow extra travel time in construction zones.

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