By Matt Artz
Friday, May 29th, 2009 at 8:12 am in BART.
BART sent us this press release
CONTRACT TO BUILD FREMONT CENTRAL PARK SUBWAY PROJECT
Today’s Board action authorizes the General Manager to award a
million contract for the Fremont Central Park Subway portion of the
extension project to Shimmick Construction Co., Inc./Skanska USA Civil
California District Inc. Joint Venture (“Shimmick/Skanska”).
This contract will construct the trackway embankment south of
Avenue and the BART subway from just north of Stevenson Boulevard,
Fremont Central Park, including a portion of Lake Elizabeth, and beneath
the Union Pacific Rail Road freight track to just north of Paseo Padre
Parkway. The contract includes construction of two ventilation
and relocation of a number of amenities within Fremont Central Park,
including the dog park, basketball courts, and related parking.
Construction is anticipated to begin this summer and last for
three and a half years.
A second contract is expected to be a design-build contract where
contractor will complete the remaining parts of the project including
trackway, systems, tie-in at Fremont Station, and the new Warm Springs
The City of Fremont is well underway with another key component of
the extension: an overpass that would carry BART trains above Paseo
Padre Parkway. You can see video of this construction at
BART hopes to have the Warm Springs Extension in service by June 2014.
Warm Springs Extension would be a fundamental step in the Valley
Transportation Authority’s BART extension to the South Bay.