Christie Smith reports live in San Jose where construction for the South Bay BART extension is getting underway
Plans to bring BART to the South Bay will take another step forward Tuesday - but it will mean backups and detours for some commuters.
Crews will be starting work in preparation for the future Berryessa BART station in San Jose.
They'll be removing a railroad signal gate along Berryessa and Maybury Roads and will be checking the locations of all their utilities such as gas pipelines to make sure they know where they are when they start heavy construction.
This means there will be temporary lane closures that might affect you for the next ten days through June 22 on Berryessa and Maybury Roads. As an alternate, commuters are advised to take Sierra or McKee Roads.
The work is a fallout of the VTA Bart Berryessa extension project. It's a 10-mile, two-station extension. Construction is expected to be done by 2016, and then the project will be turned back over to BART and trains could be rolling by 2017.
The closures are everyday through next Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.