Work began in July 2002, on the overall $42.1 million Measure B project to widen Mission.
Once construction is completed, Mission Boulevard will be widened from its current four narrow lanes. The north end of the improved section will include five lanes with a median - three lanes going south and two going north. At Niles Canyon Road and across the new widened Alameda Creek Bridge to south of the intersection with Mowry Avenue, Mission will be widened to a full six lanes, three in each direction.
As part of the project, three railroad overpasses in all have been demolished and are being rebuilt, and the bridge over Alameda Creek is being widened.
The addition of new southbound lanes throughout the project is almost complete. However, lanes cannot be opened to regular traffic until the south railroad bridge over Mission is finished.
The project is being paid for with $38.3 million in proceeds from the Measure B half-cent sales tax, $2.1 million from the state, and $1.7 million from the City of Fremont. The work is scheduled to be completed in August 2005.
Narrow lanes and reduced speeds are expected at times for the duration of the project, so drivers are advised to please plan accordingly and drive safely.
Before the project began, Caltrans estimated that 40,000 vehicles a day use that section of Mission Boulevard.