Old Town Streetscape Improvements

Old Town Streetscape Improvements

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Project Overview

The Project will improve Elk Grove Boulevard between School Street and Waterman Road by adding buffered Class 2 bike lanes, landscaped property frontages, continuous sidewalks, pedestrian crossings with rectangular rapid flashing beacons, enhanced bus shelters, drainage improvements, and pavement rehabilitation. Overhead utility lines will be placed underground, making the corridor much more pedestrian friendly.

The City of Elk Grove has received grant funding from the Sacramento Area Council of Governments for preliminary engineering and environmental studies for the improvements. In December 2018, the City secured construction funding for the Project through a $4 million grant from SACOG's Community Design Funding Program.

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 un-signalized.

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Current Status

The Project received environmental clearance in 2017 and has proceeded to the final design stage. Coordination is underway with utility companies to design the underground relocation and determine a joint trench alignment and location of above and at-grade utility components. Undergrounding of the utility lines and construction of the Streetscape improvements would be performed under one construction contract tentatively scheduled to start in spring 2025 and extend into 2026.

CEQA Addendum

An Addendum was prepared to the adopted California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) adopted by the City Council on May 14, 2017. The Addendum addresses the project scope change to replace a planned Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) with a 3-way traffic signal at the intersection of Elk Grove Boulevard and Kent Street. The 3-way traffic signal was considered as part of the project scope during the original CEQA process although it was replaced by a RRFB in the adopted MND. A CEQA Addendum was recommended as the appropriate action due to the minor nature of this change and that a 3-way traffic signal is needed to fully mitigate future traffic impacts at this intersection. The City Council adopted the CEQA Addendum at their October 28, 2020 meeting.

Community Outreach

The City and consultants from Dokken Engineering have worked with adjacent property and business owners to identify potential impacts to each property as a result of the Project. The City also has coordinated closely with a stakeholder committee to review draft alternatives before the Project progressed into final design. The stakeholder committee included 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.

Public Outreach Documentation

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Public Works

Project Manager

Michael Karoly

Deputy Public Works Director, Project Overview

Kristin Parsons

Email or (916) 478-2236
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