Freeport Boulevard will open for bicyclists and pedestrians during road closure through September 15

Beginning Monday June 8, the project will allow access via flaggers during work hours, trench will be fenced off evenings and weekends to allow passage

The City is implementing a plan to allow access to bicyclists and pedestrians through the construction zone of a new waterline on Freeport Boulevard, which is part of the Delta Shores development. Access to motorists will remain closed with detours in place.

Department of Public Works project team members worked with Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates (SABA) to resolve the road closure. Freeport Boulevard between Meadowview Road and the Cosumnes River Boulevard (CRB) Interchange has been closed since June 1. The new plan will allow bicyclists to dismount and proceed with caution through the road closure and construction area both during work and after work hours.

The original plan called for a complete closure to motorists and bicyclists/pedestrians due to the lack of room to accommodate modes safely during active work. After hearing from the bicycle community, the City devised a plan that will allow bicyclists to travel through the work area by way of flaggers onsite from 7 a.m. until work concludes each day at 3:30 p.m. During these hours, work will need to stop for each bicyclist. Bicyclists will need to dismount their bike and walk through the construction zone as there will be open trenches and heavy equipment. During off-work hours (early mornings, evenings and weekends), bicyclists will have a path between five and 12-feet wide along the fenced trench available for travel.

WHEN:          June 8 to September 15

WHERE:        Freeport Boulevard from Meadowview Road to Cosumnes River Boulevard Interchange

WHY:             Construction of a new 24” waterline along Freeport Boulevard

As part of the CRB Extension Project and to support the Delta Shores development adjacent to the project, the City is replacing a waterline on Freeport Boulevard. The newly opened CRB interchange allows motorists to avoid the construction area. The entire project, including the roadway extension to Franklin Boulevard is expected to be complete and open to the public by fall 2015.

The new interchange will improve east-west mobility for motorists and bicyclists, reduce traffic congestion along Mack Road and promote economic development by creating new access to 800 vacant acres of the Delta Shores development site.

See the Cosumnes River Boulevard Extension and Interchange webpage for more information about the entire project and motorist detours.

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