Work is underway to improve pavement conditions on the Iron Horse Regional Trail north from the Dublin-Pleasanton BART station, according to the East Bay Regional Park District.
The $341,000 summer project on a 16-mile stretch of the trail between Dublin and Alamo 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 Dublin-Pleasanton BART station to the Rudgear Staging Area in northern Alamo. 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 Alameda County segments will be paid for through the park district's general fund, Jones said. 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.
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-use trail that spans 32 miles from Pleasanton to Concord.