Palomares Road Closure EXTENDED

Alameda County Public Works Agency is extending the closure of Palomares Road to all traffic between Palo Verde Road, Castro Valley, and Niles Canyon Road, Fremont, through September 22, 2017.  

Crews have completed the slide repair, removed loose rocks and debris from the hillside, placed protective netting along the slope above the roadway, and installed rock slope protection along the embankment.  These measures should add protection from debris falling onto the roadway during future storm events. 

Both the Contractor and Public Works Agency crews are finalizing the installation of a debris barrier at the base of the slope, completing roadway surface repairs, and striping the travel lanes to enable reopening Palomares Road to all users. 

Motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians are advised to avoid the areas and use alternate routes. The roadway remains fully closed at mile marker 8.70. Residents on either side of the closure will need to access their homes from either Palo Verde Road or Niles Canyon Road, as appropriate.

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(Updated August 25, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.)

Located 500' above Palomares Road, the spider machinery prepare to descent down the hillside removing the large boulders.

Located 500' above Palomares Road, the spider machinery prepare to descent down the hillside removing the large boulders.

View of Palomares Road (see lower right corner) from 300' above.

View of Palomares Road (see lower right corner) from 300' above.