Major Improvements to Begin on Iron Horse Trail

The East Bay Regional Park District is pleased to announce that it will be performing pavement maintenance and improvements along a 16-mile reach of the Iron Horse Trail between Alamo and Dublin this summer. These improvements will be between the Rudgear Staging Area in Alamo and the Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station. While the work is underway, segments of the trail will be closed at various times between June and August of 2016. The majority of the closures are scheduled to take place between June 20 and July 28, although the trail will remain open on the Fourth of July weekend.

The improvements include resurfacing, the removal and replacement of damaged asphalt, crack sealing, leveling, micro surfacing, slurry sealing and seal coating.

The work on Contra Costa portions of the trail will be funded by Measure J, and the Alameda County segments will be financed through the Park District’s general fund. Overall, the project will cost $341,000.

Please watch for closure postings and plan your use of the trail accordingly.

We appreciate your patience and understanding while these trail improvements are underway. 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.

DownloadIron Horse Trail Improvement Schedule Adobe Acrobat PDF

For specific information regarding trail closures, please contact the Contra Costa Trails Park Supervisor at (510) 544-3027.  

Photo credit: Michael Short 

The East Bay Regional Park District is a system of beautiful public parks and trails in Alameda and Contra Costa counties east of San Francisco Bay, established in 1934. The system comprises 120,000 acres in 65 parks including over 1,250 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding and nature learning.

Carolyn Jones, Public Information Supervisor
(510) 544-2217