Contact: Christopher Low, City of San Ramon Public Works Department
(925) 973-2682, [email protected]
WHAT: San Ramon - Dougherty Road Opening and Closure of Old Dougherty Road
WHEN: Friday, August 12, 2016 (Dougherty Road Opening)
Monday, August 29, 2016 (Closure of Old Dougherty Road)
The long awaited opening of Dougherty Road south of the Plaza at Gale Ranch Shopping Center to Rancho San Ramon Community Park will take place Friday, August 12, 2016. The roadway opening will provide approximately 1.5 miles of new roadway and is part of the overall San Ramon Dougherty Valley Roadway Network.
The scheduled opening of the roadway will coincide with the start of the school year and the August 15th opening of the new Bella Vista Elementary School located across the roadway from Rancho San Ramon Community Park.
After the Dougherty Road connection is open, existing Old Dougherty Road that currently connects Bollinger Canyon Road to Stoneleaf Road/Ivyleaf Springs Road will be closed permanently to vehicular traffic and replaced with a bicycle and pedestrian trail that will connect Stoneleaf Road/Ivyleaf Springs Road to the future Dougherty Valley Village Center/Bollinger Canyon Road. The closure of old Dougherty road to cars and its use for bicycles and pedestrians was one of the original conditions for approving the development of the homes in Windemere and the Dougherty Valley. It was always planned to be a great recreational amenity for the community and closed to cars once the new Dougherty road was completed. The bicycle and pedestrian trail is anticipated to be open for public use in early 2017 after the completion of required trail improvements. A map of the project area is below.
This roadway opening is a collaborative effort between the City of San Ramon, Contra Costa County, and Shapell Industries/Toll Brothers.