South Gate Road, which leads to the Mt. Diablo State Park from Danville, will be closed weekdays to vehicles, hikers, bicyclists and equestrians for road work until Sept. 19. Contractors will be paving the road during the closure, which would result in unsafe conditions if it were left open to the public, according to the California State Parks Web site. The work is part of a $2.2 million major road repair and repaving project.
The South Gate Road will remain open on weekends, and dirt hiking trails in the park will not be affected by the work. The North Gate Road entrance in Walnut Creek and Summit Road will remain open.