Iron Horse Trail and Stanley Reach Improvements

News Release

LIVERMORE, Calif. – On Tuesday, May 17, beginning at 4:00 p.m., the City of Livermore, Zone 7 Water Agency, and Living Arroyos program invite the community to celebrate the opening of a new segment of the Iron Horse Trail on the south side of the Arroyo Mocho channel between Isabel Ave. and Murrieta Blvd.

The Iron Horse Trail is a popular and extensively used trail system that spans Alameda and Contra Costa counties, extending for more than 28 miles from Concord all the way down to Livermore. The trail improvements at this project location close the one-mile gap in the Iron Horse Trail between Isabel Ave. and the existing trail segment behind the Heritage Estates senior care property on Stanley Blvd. The project included approximately 5,000 feet of a 10-foot-wide asphalt concrete trail with 2-foot shoulders and a new multiuse pedestrian/bicycle bridge that spans across Murrieta Blvd. and connects to the existing trail east of Murrieta Blvd., providing safe crossing for trail users.

The location of this project aligned with work Zone 7 had planned for flood control channel improvements, referred to as the Arroyo Mocho Stanley Reach Stabilization project. The City and Zone 7 worked closely together to accommodate construction of both projects. Zone 7’s project transformed about 0.3 miles of the existing flood protection channel to now include natural streamside vegetation and bank stabilization. Living Arroyos volunteers are maintaining the vegetation enhancements.

This Iron Horse Trail project is the first of four planned projects in Livermore that will connect pedestrians and cyclists to transit centers, parks, schools, Downtown, and other destinations.

Those wishing to attend the ceremony are asked to park at the Nob Hill Foods parking lot at Murrietta Blvd. and East Stanley Blvd. and walk across towards the trail entrance by the existing Zone 7 bridge at Arroyo Mocho (northwest side of the Murrieta/East Stanley intersection).