The City of Elk Grove, in partnership with Sacramento County and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), have been working on the next phase of the Kammerer Road Project, which will widen and extend Kammerer Road from State Route 99 (SR 99) and Interstate 5 (I-5).
This important project will:
- Provide a critical link for residential areas and employment centers within the corridor between SR 99 and I-5
- Improve east-west circulation within Elk Grove and south Sacramento County compatible with proposed Capital Southeast Connector Project
- Improve traffic operations and safety within the project area for existing and future development growth through design year 2038
Project Study Area
Since the project began, the project team has been working diligently to meet individually with impacted property owners along the corridor to better understand their concerns and farming operations. In addition, the City of Elk Grove and Sacramento County have coordinated closely with Caltrans on the I-5 interchange configuration and design. Over the past year, the project team utilized public input to help identify feasible alternatives that are now being analyzed during the project’s environmental process.
Three proposed project alternative alignments were identified and carried forward into the environmental analysis. The alternatives include a north alternative, a south alternative and a no build alternative. The proposed alignments will evaluate the overhead and underpass options for Union Pacific Railroad grade separation. The current environmental studies that are underway include:
- Agriculture and forestry resources
- Air quality
- Biological resources,
- Cultural resources
- Greenhouse gas emissions
- Hazards & hazardous materials
- Hydrology/water quality
- Land use/planning
- Mandatory findings of significance
The project’s environmental analysis – which is estimated to last approximately twelve months – was launched on Monday, February 23, 2015 with a Notice of Preparation (NOP) of the Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment (EIR/EA). The public scoping period of 30 days ended on March 24, 2015.
The NOP was issued to solicit public and agency input into the development of the scope of the EIR/EA and to advise the public that outreach activities are being conducted by the City of Elk Grove and partner agencies in the preparation of the combined EIR/EA. Sacramento County is the lead agency for the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and Caltrans is the Federal lead agency for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
In early 2017, the project team will be nearing completion of the DEIR/EA and will be ready to circulate it for public review and comment. After the draft document is released, a public scoping meeting will be held to provide the public with an update on the project and receive input on the DEIR/EA. The meeting will include maps, graphics and technical studies supporting the DEIR/EA and public comments will be documented. The informal meeting format will allow attendees to arrive at any time.
For additional comments, questions or concerns, contact:
Mail: City of Elk Grove, Planning Division
Gary Grunwald, Senior Project Manager
8401 Laguna Palms Way
Elk Grove, CA 95758