Series of street improvement projects to begin this month in Sacramento

The City of Sacramento’s Public Works Department soon will begin a series of summer projects to improve roadways throughout the city.

“These projects will help extend the pavement life on important Sacramento corridors,” said Philip Vulliet, senior engineer with the Department of Public Works. “This preventative maintenance also allows an opportunity to add improvements to make the roadways safer for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles.”

Here is a rundown of the projects:

Franklin Boulevard Corridor

The City of Sacramento and the City of Elk Grove have teamed up to implement street improvements along the Franklin Boulevard corridor.

The scheduled regular maintenance provides an opportunity for Elk Grove and Sacramento to refresh and improve lane configurations within the corridor to benefit vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians.

Currently, the Franklin Boulevard corridor is a four-lane arterial with on-street bike lanes and attached five foot sidewalks.

The proposed changes include reducing the lane widths. That will help decrease vehicle speeds and make the corridor more accessible to all types of traffic. Crews will create a striped and raised buffer between traffic and the adjacent bike lane.

The improvements will run from Big Horn Drive in the City of Elk Grove to Mack Road in the City of Sacramento. The construction is scheduled to wrap up in September.

For more information, visit the project site or read about the project in more detail here.

2020 Roadway Resurfacing Projects

The City of Sacramento Street Resurfacing Program provides various pavement preservation and maintenance treatments on City streets. Each year, funds are allocated to the life spans of City streets.

This year’s resurfacing work will include multiple construction contracts. These include:

  • Seal Coat Package 1 – Westlake, Regency Park, Florin Road (Pocket Area), Franklin Boulevard and Niños Parkway
    • (Approximate Construction – June to September 2020)
  • Seal Coat Package 2 – Upper Land Park, Tahoe Park, Creekside and miscellaneous Bike Trail Connections
    • (Approximate Construction – July to October 2020) 
  • Folsom Boulevard Overlay Project – Power Inn Road to Florin Perkins Road
    • (Approximate Construction – June to September 2020)

For more information, visit the project site or get answers to frequently asked questions.

Natomas Crossing Drive Extension

This project will close the roadway gap on Natomas Crossing Drive between Firestar Way and Cashaw Way. The extension of Natomas Crossing Drive from its current end point just west of Cashaw Way to the roundabout at Firestar Way will create a critical connection point for vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians.

The new connection to the existing roundabout at Firestar Way will include a lit crossing for bikes and pedestrians. Construction is expected to begin in June 2020 and extend into late summer.

Click here to see a map of the project.

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