Mission Creek Restoration Project

current status

Remaining work to be completed includes:

  • Final grading for pathways that are not yet complete; 
  • Installation of asphalt concrete pathways, concrete pathways and sidewalks; and
  • Completion of the new irrigation system.

We anticipate reopening the following Gomes Park entrances on the downstream side of Mission Creek, closest to Lake Elizabeth, on or before May 12:

  • UPRR Crossing
  • Valdez Way
  • La Purissima Place
  • West Ambar Place

Lake Elizabeth will be accessible from Lemos Lane, by way of the west Ambar Place park entrance.  

The playground area (only) will be accessible from the east Ambar Place park entrance by May 12, 2017.

Gomes Park, upstream side of Mission Creek, will remain closed to complete landscape installation following completion of the above. Once installed, the park will remain closed for 90-days (per City of Fremont ordinance/requirement) to allow the sod to root properly. 

All work on the project remains subject to weather-related delays.  

For more information, please email or call the Project Engineer.

Community Meeting Presentations

December 9, 2014

September 17, 2015

Letters to Residents

Construction Project Information (Letter to Residents - November 17, 2014)

Construction Project Update (August 31, 2015)

Construction Project Update (Letter to Residents - September 16, 2016)




Alameda County Water District (ACWD) Waterline Relocation Project

The Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District (District) is in the process of relocating two segments of the ACWD water lines in preparation for near future flood control improvements along Laguna Creek. 

One segment, approximately 30 feet of a 14” diameter water pipe, is located at the northwesterly corner of the intersection of Auto Mall Parkway and Fremont Blvd.  The other segment, approximately 90 feet of a 30” diameter water transmission main, is located on Fremont Blvd. at the creek crossing.

The relocation work began in mid-September 2016, and is anticipated to be completed by early 2018.  The District has been working closely with ACWD staff on the waterline relocation work to minimize impact to water service.  District staff also work closely with City staff to minimize traffic impact due to the needed traffic control and temporary lane reconfiguration.

Construction hours are Mondays thru Fridays from 8 AM to 5 PM.  

For construction information, please call the Public Works Agency's Construction Department.

For project information, please call the Project Engineer.

East 14th Street Corridor Improvement Project

East 14th Street Corridor Improvement Project

Phase II of the Phase II of the East 14th Street/Mission Boulevard Corridor Improvement Project extends from 162nd Avenue to the vicinity of I-238.  This project will improve multi-modal access, strengthen community identity and revitalize the corridor.  Project features include roadway repaving, improved sidewalks, enhanced crosswalks and new bike lanes. Additionally, this project includes specifics streetscape enhancements such as street trees, decorative street furnishings, bike racks and public art.

Ardenwood Creek Flood Protection and Restoration Project

The Ardenwood Creek Flood Protection and Restoration Project will restore flood water capacity and conveyance, restore and enhance aquatic habitats, and provide long-term vegetation management along Ardenwood Creek between Tupelo Street and downstream of Paseo Padre Parkway, in Fremont, Alameda County, California.

Crow Canyon Road Safety Study

Crow Canyon Road, an arterial roadway connecting Alameda County and Contra Costa County, serves residents and businesses as a vital transportation corridor. The Alameda County Public Works Agency (County) is conducting a study to identify the roadway safety needs on Crow Canyon Road, from Greenridge Road to the Contra Costa/ Alameda County Line.

Cull Creek Dam Spillway Modification and Creek Restoration

Cull Creek Dam has been declared seismically unstable during a major earthquake. The Cull Creek Dam Spillway Modification and Creek Restoration Project will address this seismic instability while modifying the water flow to allow natural movement of sediment downstream.  When finished, the Cull Creek Reservoir will be converted back to an earthen creek, which will improve aesthetics and natural habitat restoration.

Damon Slough Desilting, Oakland

Over time, silt deposits—cause by particles of soil, sand, and other matter that settle in water, eroded from upstream watershed—obstruct and reduce a channel’s capacity to convey flow. The Damon Slough Desilting Project will remove the silt and sediment build up on flood control channel’s bottom, restore the channel’s capacity to contain and convey storm water flows and minimize potential for flooding on the adjacent properties. 

Hesperian Boulevard Corridor Improvement Project

The Hesperian Boulevard Corridor Improvement Project, located in the heart of the San Lorenzo community, will enhance traffic safety and further establish a livable community with benefits to motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and the San Lorenzo commercial corridor. Additionally, this project will beautify and revitalize the Hesperian Corridor into an inviting streetscape between the I-880 overcrossing and A Street.

Ruus Road Pump Station Discharge Pipe

The Russ Road Discharge Pipe Improvement Project will improve the Russ Road Pump Station’s ability to minimize surface flooding along Industrial Parkway and Russ Road during high storm flow events. 
Work involved includes the reconstruction of the pump station outfall structure, the installation of 580 feet of new 42” diameter reinforced concrete pipe, and construction of 4 manhole structures.

San Leandro Creek Vegetation Management Project

This vegetation management project will minimize potential damage to properties and potential injuries to adjacent residents as a result of falling hazardous trees along San Leandro Creek.  As part of the hazardous tree removal and pruning, two new access ramps will be constructed at the end of Huff Avenue and Cary Drive to facilitate the removal and pruning work.

Santa Maria Avenue Improvement Project

The Santa Maria Avenue Improvements Project will enhance pedestrian and traffic safety to and from the Castro Valley High School. Project features include the construction of concrete sidewalks with curbs, gutters, installation of Class III bicycle routes with Sharrows, construction of enhanced crosswalks with pedestrian ramps, and planting of street trees.

Ward Creek Flood Control and Restoration Improvements Project

Ward Creek is a large man-made creek in the City of Hayward, adjacent to Industrial Parkway, and provides drainage for a 1,000 acre watershed. 

The Ward Creek Flood Control and Restoration Improvements Project includes the construction of a floodwall, re-construction of existing storm drain pipe outfall structures, replacement of the existing asphalt bike path, preservation of existing mature trees in good condition, and removal and replacement of trees in poor condition.  All project features will improve flood protection in the area by minimizing channel banks overflowing during large storm events.