Calaveras Road CLOSED

Calaveras Road is closed to all types of thru traffic 7 days a week, 24 hours a day between Geary Road and Oakridge Road – near the Alameda/Santa Clara County line. 

This is due to storm damage along this stretch of road. Under normal conditions and the construction schedule, Calaveras Road would be open to thru traffic on weekends and holidays. However, this is no longer the case, and the road will remain closed every day to all traffic until further notice. 

Learn more by visiting the SFPUC Calaveras Dam Replacement webpage.

(Updated April 12, 2017, at 3:30 p.m.)

Alameda County Sheriff Seeking 2017 Damage Assessments from Residents and Businesses

 

Sheriff Gregory J. Ahern, as Director of Emergency Services, proclaimed a local emergency for Alameda County in response to the 2017 winter storms.  As a result of the proclamation the Alameda County Office of Emergency Services is seeking damage assessments from local residents and businesses related to the series of storms in 2017.  If your property or business experienced storm-related damage, email the Office of Emergency Services 

In your reporting please include: your contact information, address of damaged property, type of damage, photographs and repair estimates.  A representative from your local jurisdiction will contact you for additional information.  
 

Vallecitos Road Closed

Beginning Monday, March 6 westbound Vallecitos Road will be closed to all vehicular traffic from SR-84 while construction of retaining walls and drainage systems are installed.

The closure will be in place for two months, weather permitting and detours will be in place.

Motorists are advised to expect delays and encouraged to take alternate routes if necessary and also that traffic fines are doubled in construction zones.

Foothill Road, Sunol - Use Caution

The Public Works Agency began repairing the embankment on Foothill Road, mile marker 6.87, on Monday, June 12, 2017.  Repair efforts include stabilizing and restoring the embankment between Foothill Road and the Arroyo de la Laguna stream. 

Work hours will be Monday through Saturday 7:00 am – 5:30 pm.  These repairs are expected to be complete by September 30, 2017.   Roadway access will maintained through the work zone in the southbound lane, with one-way traffic controlled by an automated signal system.  Traffic may also be controlled by a flagger during certain work operations.

Motorists should expect delays. When travelling through the work zone, motorists are encouraged to exercise caution and adhere to all traffic regulations, and use extra caution around personnel and equipment.

(Updated June 9, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.)

Updated Hydrology and Hydraulics Manual Now Available

Alameda County Flood Control & Water Conservation District’s updated Alameda County Hydrology & Hydraulics Manual defines current practice in the hydrologic and hydraulic design of all flood control facilities in Alameda County that are subject to District approval. The guidelines and hydrologic computation techniques in the manual are applicable for hydrologic and hydraulic studies and design beginning January 1994 for the District’s large open-channel projects, and for all projects effective October 2016.

 

Redwood Road CLOSED

Redwood Road remains closed to all motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians at mile marker 7.38 due to roadway failure.

Geologists have determined that the hillside is still moving, increasing the possibility of further roadway washout and slope failure. Engineers continue to work closely with the geologists to implement long-term solutions which provide for the restoration of the roadway. 

Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians are advised to avoid the areas and use alternate routes. 

Guests accessing the East Bay Regional Park District’s Anthony Chabot campground facilities need to enter from the Oakland side of Redwood Road.

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(Updated May 15, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.)

Status of Unincorporated Alameda County Roads (6/09/2017 9:00 a.m.)

Redwood Road, Castro Valley, is CLOSED to all traffic at marker 7.38 until further notice due to roadway failure.   This closure blocks all access between Castro Valley and Oakland.  Guests accessing the East Bay Regional Park District’s Anthony Chabot campground facilities need to enter from the Oakland side of Redwood Road.

Palomares Road, Castro Valley, is CLOSED to all traffic, between Palo Verde Road, Castro Valley, and Niles Canyon Road, Fremont.  The road is impassable at mile marker 8.7 while contractors remove hazards including loose dirt, rocks and debris from the hillside.  Once the debris has been removed, contractors will install safety measures to stabilize the hillside to prevent further movement. 

Motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians are advised to avoid the area and use alternate routes.

Koopman Road, Sunol, is reduced to one lane of traffic at mile marker 0.23 following a mudslide.  Safety devices are in place.  Proceed with caution.  

Crews have begun repairing the embankment on Foothill Road, mile marker 6.87.  Work hours will be Monday through Saturday 7:00 am – 5:30 pm.  These repairs are expected to be complete by September 30, 2017.   Roadway access will maintained through the work zone in the southbound lane, with one-way traffic controlled by an automated signal system.  Traffic may also be controlled by a flagger during certain work operations.  Motorists should expect delays. 

All other roadways in unincorporated Alameda County remain open at this time.  

(Updated June 9, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.)