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Old Town Area Traffic Study

Study Overview

This study was initiated in late 2018 due to concerns for needs for intersection improvements in the old town area. 

This study work was completed in 2019 with the City Council presentation on September 11, 2019.

The study evaluated operations of three intersections along Elk Grove Boulevard under existing conditions and with potential development south of Elk Grove Boulevard. The study also evaluated resident’s concern over cut through traffic impacts on Rancho Drive and School Street with the implementation of a signal at Elk Grove Boulevard and Kent Street.

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Study Findings

The study concluded the following:

  • Under the existing condition, Kent Street does not operate well
  • A signal at Kent is not warranted in the existing condition
  • With development to the south, a signal is warranted at Elk Grove Blvd and Kent Street
  • A signal at Elk Grove Blvd and Railroad Street would not be feasible due to proximity to the railroad tracks
  • A signal at Elk Grove Blvd and Kent Street provides the most benefit
  • Cut through traffic on Rancho Drive and School Street would not be increase due to a signal at Elk Grove Blvd and Kent Street

City Council Presentation

The study was presented to City Council at the September 11, 2019 meeting.  The City Council voiced support of the staff recommendation to evaluate placing a signal at Elk Grove Boulevard and Kent Street along with any needed signal interconnect as part of the Old Town Area Streetscape Phase 2 Project (WTR012), and directed staff to initiate an amendment to the project's environmental documents to return the project for consideration.


Contact Information

For additional comments, questions or concerns, contact:

John Griffin, Senior Civil Engineer
Phone: (916) 627-3341
Email: Jgriffin@elkgrovecity.org

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