I-880 Innovation Bridge & Trail Project (East Bay Greenway Reach 6)

PROJECT OVERVIEW


The Innovation Bridge Project will connect the Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station and thousands of jobs and housing units within Fremont’s Innovation District. This bicycle and pedestrian path is a critical link in Fremont’s multimodal transportation network.

I-880_Innovation Project Location Map_Final

PROJECT NEED 

  • There is no existing direct bicycle/pedestrian route from the Warm Springs/ South Fremont BART Station to the major employment center west of I-880.
  • The Innovation District needs a safe, comfortable, and convenient active transportation option access to housing, employers, and recreational facilities.
  • Complete the southernmost segment of the East Bay Greenway regional trail through Fremont and connects to Bay Trail.

 PROJECT BENEFITS

  • Connects 4,000 new housing units within Warm Springs/South Fremont to major employers, providing 40,000 jobs, and to regional open spaces in the area.
  • Provides a safe pedestrian and bicycle connection across I-880 within the Innovation District.

PROJECT STATUS 


  • Planning and design activities are funded through a $5.5 million grant from  Alameda County Transportation Commission and will be complete by Fall 2021.
  • Construction funding in the amount of $55.1 million is being pursued. Subject to funding availability, project construction is proposed to start in Fall 2021 and be complete in Summer 2024.

LANDMARK


Marked by an architecturally significant 200-ft tall pylon that is highlighted by a set of twisting cables that accentuate the drastic curvature of the main span, this unique landmark signifies the Innovation District.

PROJECT SCHEDULE

Environmental Clearance, Preliminary Engineering, and Final Design - Anticipated Completion Date Fall 2021

FUNDING


Implementing Agency: City of Fremont

Current Phase: PE/Environmental
  • Alameda CTC approved allocation of Measure BB funds for the Environmental, Preliminary Engineering, and Final Design phases of the project as part of their 2018 Comprehensive Investment Plan.
  • City of Fremont is the lead agency for California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and Caltrans is the lead agency for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
  • Caltrans approved the Project Initiation Document in Winter 2019 and permitted the project studies to move into the Project Approval and Environmental Document phase.
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Contact Information



Mirabel Aguilar
Senior Civil Engineer
maguilar@fremont.gov