Iron Horse Trail pavement project begins

$341,000 summertime effort aims to enhance conditions from Alamo to Dublin

Work is underway to improve pavement conditions on the Iron Horse Regional Trail through the San Ramon Valley, according to the East Bay Regional Park District.

The $341,000 summer project on a 16-mile stretch of the trail between Alamo and Dublin includes resurfacing, removal and replacement of damaged asphalt, crack-sealing, leveling, micro-surfacing, slurry-sealing and seal-coating, district spokeswoman Carolyn Jones said.

"At the conclusion of this project, the trail will be much smoother and more enjoyable to the thousands of pedestrians and bicyclists who depend on the Iron Horse Trail for recreation and exercise or as a transportation corridor to get to and from work, school or other important destinations," Jones said in a statement.

The project, which began Monday and continues into August, covers from the Rudgear Staging Area in northern Alamo to the Dublin-Pleasanton BART station. Parts of the trail will be shut down at various times during the project, with the bulk of the closures occurring from now to July 28.

The portions of the project in Contra Costa County will be funded through Measure J, the half-cent transportation sales tax approved by county voters in 2004, Jones said. The Alameda County segments will be paid for through the park district's general fund.

For specific information on the ongoing trail closures, contact the Contra Costa trails park supervisor at 510-544-3027.

The Iron Horse Regional Trail is a public trail that spans 32 miles from Pleasanton to Concord.

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Posted by Jim
a resident of San Ramon
on Jun 21, 2016 at 7:16 am

Thanks to East Bay Regional Parks and others who keep our infrastructure up to date. The Iron Horse Trail is one of our gems.

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