Pleasanton trails face closures, damage amid winter rainstorms

Part of Centennial Trail shut down indefinitely, other paths need repairs but remain open

Pleasanton city officials announced Tuesday that part of Centennial Trail is closed indefinitely while segments of other local public trails need repairs but can still be safely used in the wake of winter rainstorms.

Centennial Trail between Main Street and Harvest Circle is now off limits due to downed trees and severe trail-bed erosion, city officials said. The trail section has been initially evaluated, but a full repair plan can't be developed until the water level recedes, they added.

There is currently no timetable for when the Centennial Trail segment will reopen.

At Augustin Bernal Park on the Golden Eagle/Valley View Trail, multiple mudslides have reduced the width of the pathway, but it remains passable for pedestrians, equestrians and cyclists, according to city officials. Cautionary signs are posted at the top and bottom of the trail, and city staff will make repairs there during the spring months.

At the Alamo Canal and Arroyo Mocho trails, multiple mudslides have reduced the width of the path, but it is still passable for pedestrian and cyclists, officials said. Cautionary signs are posted at likely points of entry to these trails, and a schedule for repairs has not yet been set, they added.

"The safety of trail users is of paramount concern," Kathleen Yurchak, director of operations and water utilities, said in a statement. "We are working to keep the trails open for our residents while we address these issues and encourage users to use these noted trail sections with caution."

The trail closure and warnings have been mapped at, allowing residents to track the situations. The cautionary signage will be removed as repairs are made, and the city will provide an update as the Centennial Trail is reopened, officials said.


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Posted by Brenda
a resident of another community
on Mar 15, 2017 at 11:27 am

Great news! When are the streets of Pleasanton going to be repaired? It's like living in a 3rd world country! How much longer do we have to put up with these road conditions?

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