The City of Pleasanton will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. to open the Stoneridge Drive extension , the adjacent Stoneridge Creek Neighborhood Park, and, for pedestrians and cyclists, a trail extension that connects the Arroyo Mocho Trail (which runs from I-680 to Trevor Parkway) to the Livermore trail system.
The extension of Stoneridge Drive has been a component of the Pleasanton General Plan for more than 20 years. A complex land transfer with Alameda County, development of the adjacent property, and adequate funding were among the challenges the City overcame to meet completion of this large and vital project. The new roadway offers better access for residents on both sides of El Charro Road to Pleasanton, Hacienda, ValleyCare Medical Center, and I-580.
The 0.6 mile extension includes two 300-foot long parallel bridges across the Arroyo Mocho, one in each direction. Major roadway improvements to Stoneridge Drive and Santa Rita Road were made to facilitate the opening of the Stoneridge Drive extension. These included lane reconfigurations and new traffic control at the intersection of Santa Rita Road and Stoneridge Drive, a new bus stop pullout on Santa Rita Road south of Stoneridge, installation of three new traffic signals on Stoneridge Drive between Santa Rita and Trevor, and the installation of sound attenuating rubberized pavement.
The adjacent five-acre Stoneridge Creek Neighborhood Park features lighted tennis courts, a public restroom, plaza, shade area, trail, parking, and a storm water detention basin. The park will serve all the residents in the adjoining area as well as the residents of the new Stoneridge Creek development, the first new continuing care retirement community of its scale built in the East Bay in decades. Pedestrians will enjoy sidewalk access on the north side of Stoneridge Drive to El Charro Road. A 6-foot wide bicycle lane is also included in the project, allowing cyclists to travel from Santa Rita Road to El Charro Road.
The new extension of the Arroyo Mocho Trail connects the trail that runs along the south side of the Arroyo from I-680 to Trevor Parkway to the north side of the Arroyo Mocho, via the new bridge, where the path continues into Livermore. The new pathway is comprised of some concrete paving and compacted rock.
WHO: Elected officials and city staff, officials from Stoneridge Creek
WHAT: Ribbon-cutting on Stoneridge Drive Extension, Stoneridge Creek Neighborhood Park, and extension of the Arroyo Mocho Trail into Livermore
WHEN: Friday, November 1, 2013
WHERE: Ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held just west of the intersection of Stoneridge Drive and Stoneridge Creek Way