Posted on: April 13, 2017

BART – Downtown Access Ramp & Lighting Project

Orinda BART - Pre-construction Notice

Construction Phase - to begin in May/June 2017 - Estimated Duration: 3 months - Click Here to view the Pedestrian Detour Map

This project will improve pedestrian access between the Orinda BART station and the Downtown Theatre Square area. The project includes constructing an ADA accessible ramp from the end of Bryant Way to the elevated sidewalk along the east side of Camino Pablo and installing overhead lighting below Highway 24 (eastbound) and BART tracks overcrossings. The work to be done generally consists of clearing and grubbing, protection of existing utilities, removal of existing concrete walk and stairs, and the installation of a new ADA compliant curb ramp with walls and railings, new concrete pedestrian staircase with walls and railings, new LED pole lighting at the ramp and staircase, and new LED lighting at the existing pathway under SR 24 and BART overcrossings. The work also includes the installation of texturized and colorized concrete at the pathways and walls, new landscaping, and a drip irrigation system.


The project is included in the City of Orinda’s Bicycles, Trails, and Walkways Master Plan, adopted in 2011, and the Contra Costa Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, adopted in 2009, and the City’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan. In November 2013, the Traffic Safety Advisory Committee recommended this project as the highest priority pedestrian project to pursue grant opportunities. On November 5, 2014, the City Council accepted a $250,000 grant from Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) to initiate the project and authorized the contract with Leptien, Cronin, Cooper, Morris & Poore, Inc. (LCC, Inc.) for engineering design services. Throughout design, the design team and City Staff have presented and received feedback from the Public Works Aesthetics Review Committee (PWARC) regarding design elements and features. PWARC and City Council have both approved the current design.


Call Steve Patterson at (510) 701-0319

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