Dougherty Road Improvement Project

Project Overview

Construction of the Dougherty Road Improvements began in mid-July 2016 and are scheduled to run through mid-August 2018. The Dougherty Road Improvement Project consists of the following multi-modal improvements to Dougherty Road:
  • Two new vehicular travel lanes with landscaped median islands
  • New and improved bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure
  • New bus stops and bus pull-outs
  • Roadway widening

Project Benefits

These improvements will address traffic congestion and multi-modal circulation issues for commuters traveling Dougherty Road, including improved access to the Dublin/Pleasanton BART station.
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The estimated total cost for this project is approximately $23 million. The project is being funded in large part by voter-approved sales tax Measure B and Measure BB, $6,267,000 and $11,200,000 respectively, with the balance of the project being funded with local traffic impact fees. 

Sequence of Construction and Locations

The Dougherty Road improvements will be constructed in six phases.

Phase 1:    Construction of two additional travel lanes along the eastern side of Dougherty Road between Scarlett Drive and the Dublin/San Ramon city limits, and construction of new bike/pedestrian infrastructure.  This phase is substantially complete, except for the bike/pedestrian path which is anticipated to be completed in mid-August 2018.

Phase 2:    Construction of landscape medians between Scarlett Drive and the Dublin/San Ramon city limits.  The road widening work in this phase is substantially finished, except for the completion of segments of the median islands at Amador Valley Boulevard, Wildwood Road, Willow Creek intersection, and a segment between Ventra Way and Amador Valley Boulevard, which is currently under construction.  The landscaping portion of this phase will continue through mid-August 2018.

Phase 3 and Phase 4:    Widening of the eastern side of Dougherty Road between Scarlett Drive and Sierra Lane and construction of new bike/pedestrian infrastructure.  Substantially completed.

Phase 5:    Construction of landscape medians between Scarlett Drive and Sierra Lane, and modifications to the intersection of Scarlett Drive and Dougherty Road.  During this phase of construction, Left turns from southbound Dougherty Road to Scarlett Drive will be prohibited. The landscaping portion of this phase will continue through mid-August 2018. 
Phase 6:    Asphalt overlay from Dublin Boulevard to the Dublin/San Ramon city limits. During this phase of work it is anticipated that there will be delays on Dougherty Road resulting from lane closures and detours. Anticipated construction June 2018 through mid-August 2018.

PLEASE NOTE:  With an expected final completion date in mid-August, the City will begin adding the final lift of pavement to Dougherty Road on July 9.  This portion of the project is expected to last through July 20.  Drivers can expect delays from lane closures and turn restrictions during this period.

The first several days of paving will involve the northbound lanes from Scarlett Drive to the northern city limit; the second phase will involve the paving of southbound Dougherty Road from the northern city limit to Scarlett Drive; the last phase will be the paving from Scarlett Drive to Dublin Boulevard. 

Following the paving process, the final stage will involve striping the roads and completing the hardscape and landscaping of the medians.

Construction Hours

Construction is allowed between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, except as reduced by regulatory permits.

Lane closures in the southbound direction of Dougherty Road are restricted to the hours from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and in the northbound direction from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Construction Impact

  • For safety purposes, the speed limit on Dougherty Road will be reduced to 30 MPH through the construction zone.
  • The project will be constructed in multiple phases to maintain two lanes of travel in each direction.  On a limited basis, lane closures will occur during the project, but will not be allowed in the commute direction during commute hours.
  • During the first phase of construction, the bike and pedestrian lanes along the eastern side of Dougherty Road will be closed, and all bike and pedestrian uses will be restricted to the western sidewalk.
  • Left turns onto Dougherty Road and from Dougherty Road to cross streets without signals will be restricted during several phases of the project.
It is recommended that residents carpool or use public transportation during this project, including Wheels Bus, County Connection, and BART.   

The City of Dublin thanks you for your patience during this and other roadwork projects, as we work to maintain and improve the safety and quality of our roads.