Fremont: Phase I of the Capitol Avenue Extension Project Set to Finish Fall 2015

Phase I of the Capitol Avenue Extension Project will be nearing completion this fall.

The project kicked off last September with the Downtown on the Rise Demolition Celebration, where the community was able to witness the demolition of a three-story office building, allowing for the critical connection of Capitol Avenue to Fremont Boulevard.

This fall, the community will witness a transformed, multi-modal street that will include bike lanes, free public parking, a landscaped median, and 10-15 foot sidewalks with street trees and additional landscaping. This new multi-modal street will serve as Fremont’s “Main Street” and involves much more than just grading and paving. The new extension includes unique screen walls that will enhance the pedestrian experience, utilities placed underground that will power electric vehicle charging stations, wide sidewalks to create a pedestrian-friendly vibe and allow for sidewalk cafes, and landscape that will provide shade and create an inviting environment for residents and visitors alike.

Additional Capitol Avenue improvements will commence shortly, focusing specifically on Capitol Avenue between State Street and Paseo Padre Parkway. Improvements will include installing street furniture such as benches, seat walls, recycling and trash receptacles, streetlights and signs, etc., and enhanced landscaping. This portion of the road is scheduled to be open to traffic during the construction phase and is estimated to be complete in summer 2016.

The City is currently planning a grand opening event for October 16 to celebrate the work completed to date. Stay tuned to the City of Fremont’s social media websites for more details.

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