K-Line Interlocking Replacement Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART)
Document Title
K-Line Interlocking Replacement Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
BART is renewing the basic infrastructure that comprises the core of the BART system, and the project is to repair and maintain existing infrastructure essential to the safe operation of the BART system. The K-Line Project will replace and upgrade three interlockings in Oakland that are central to BART service. An interlocking is a section of track and associated signal components that allows trains to safely move between lines. The project location is within two portions of the BART railway in the median of Interstate 980 and State Route 24. The first location is between Sycamore Street and MacArthur Boulevard, and the second location is in the vicinity of Broadway and Golden Gate Avenue. The interlocking replacement construction activities (including track, special trackwork, traction power, and train control replacement) will be conducted from within the BART right-of-way. The K-Line Replacement Project will allow BART to continue to meet service demands safely and efficiently.

Contact Information

Donald Dean
Agency Name
Bay Area Rapid Transit
Job Title
Manager of Environmental Review
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Sycamore Street and MacArthur Boulevard; Broadway and Golden Gate Avenue
State Highways
State Route 24; Interstate 980
Chabot Elementary School, The College Preparatory School

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, Section 15301, Existing Facilities
Reasons for Exemption
The project is the replacement of existing track, special trackwork (interlockings), signal and fiber optic wireways, conduits, cables, and contact rails within existing right-of-way. No expansion of current space or current use is proposed. None of the exceptions listed in CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2, which would prohibit the use of a categorical exemption, apply to the project.
County Clerk


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