Old Town Streetscape Improvements

Project Overview: Phase 2

The City of Elk Grove received a $400,000 Community Design Grant from the Sacramento Area Council of Governments for preliminary engineering and environmental studies for streetscape improvements in Old Town Elk Grove along Elk Grove Boulevard. The City will be working with community members to propose streetscape and infrastructure improvements to an approximately 2,400 foot long segment of Elk Grove Boulevard between School Street to the west and Waterman Road to the east. The existing alignment extends east-west and serves as one of the main travel corridors in the City.

old town map

The existing roadway provides one traffic lane in each direction with varying shoulder widths and intermittent curb, gutter and sidewalk. Existing on street parking is limited to areas with wider shoulders and is sporadic throughout the project limits. The existing intersections within the improvement limits are unsignalized.

Project Goals
The goals of the project are to make the area more pedestrian friendly, to improve street light consistency and appearance, to enhance landscaping throughout, and to provide more formalized traffic lanes consisting of one through lane in each direction with shoulders, as well as a center two-way left turn lane.

Additionally, existing overhead utilities are proposed to be placed underground. Existing utility manholes and vaults, as well as City storm drain inlets and manholes, will be adjusted/relocated to match the revised surface grade. Low impact storm water improvements will be considered to improve water quality before discharging runoff to the City storm drain system.

Community Outreach
The City and consultants from Dokken Engineering will be working with adjacent property and business owners to identify any potential impacts to each individual property as a result of the project.. The City will also be working with a stakeholder committee to review draft alternatives before the public reviews final designs. The stakeholder committee consists of representatives from the Old Town Foundation, the Elk Grove Historic Preservation Committee, the Elk Grove Trails Committee, the Chamber of Commerce and the Elk Grove Disability Advisory Committee. Construction may be phased due to available funding. See project overview below:


Community Design Workshop
The City of Elk Grove’s Public Works and Planning Departments hosted a Community Meeting on March 19, 2015. 
CLICK HERE to download the Community Meeting Summary Report

Stakeholder Committee Working Session
The City of Elk Grove’s Public Works and Planning Departments hosted a Stakeholder Committee Working Session on May 12, 2015.
CLICK HERE to download a summary of the Stakeholder Committee Working Session 

Project updates and documents will be posted here as they become available.