HAYWARD (CBS SF) — BART passengers traveling between Bayfair and South Hayward stations in the East Bay this weekend will need to transfer to a free bus due to a track replacement project.
The BART Twitter account posted about the construction earlier this week.READ MORE: Temperatures Will Soar Into Triple Digits By Mid-Week
This weekend, Aug 1-2, BART will be closing trackway between Bay Fair and South Hayward for a major track replacement project near Hayward Station.
Free bus will connect Bay Fair & South Hayward. Please plan add'l traveling time. This is the first of 5 planned shutdown weekends pic.twitter.com/auAFSGQ3kA
— SFBART (@SFBART) July 30, 2020READ MORE: One Dead, One Injured In Early Morning San Jose Stabbings
Passengers who need to use the bus bridge should add 20 to 40 minutes on Saturday and Sunday to their trip time, according to BART.
This weekend is the first of five planned shutdown weekends for the track upgrades over the next few months. The other dates will be Aug. 22-23, Sept. 5-7 (Labor Day weekend), Sept. 19-20, and Oct. 3-4.MORE NEWS: Two Women Die In Horrific Saturday Evening Rohnert Park Crash
The track replacement work is funded by Measure RR, a $3.5 billion bond measure that voters in Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco counties
approved in 2016 to rebuild BART.