Railroad Street Improvements

Project Purpose and Overview

The purpose of this Project is to provide necessary improvements to Railroad Street and adjacent sidewalks in support of the City’s goal to develop a multi-use outdoor plaza and pertinent infrastructure in the City’s historic district. The Project is needed for improved flow of traffic for travelers, as well as improved accessible ramps and sidewalks for safety and efficiency.

The City of Elk Grove (City) in coordination with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) plans to construct roadway improvements on Railroad Street. The proposed improvements consist of road reconstruction, and construction of new curbs, gutters, accessible sidewalks and ramps, and two parking lots along an approximate 2,000-foot long segment of Railroad Street. Sidewalks are proposed along the east and west sides of Railroad Street and along the north and south sides of Grove Street that tie into the intersections of Elk Grove Boulevard and Railroad Street and Grove Street and Railroad Street. An approximately 2,000-foot long segment of Railroad Street will also be reconstructed. Ramp reconstruction is proposed at the intersection of Elk Grove Boulevard and Railroad Street and several new accessible ramps will also be constructed. New gas, sanitary sewer, storm drain, and water lines are proposed along Railroad Street and Grove Street.

Permanent right-of-way acquisitions are anticipated along Railroad Street and Grove Street to accommodate the proposed Project. Temporary construction easements, utility easements, and encroachment permits may be needed on a limited basis to accommodate the installation of the proposed improvements. Existing private utilities will remain active during project construction. No road closures are anticipated to occur and access to each residence and business will be maintained. Minor temporary detours for local traffic may take place and construction is anticipated to last six months.



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This Project is federally funded with Community Development Block Grant funds administered by HUD. As such, the Project requires compliance with both the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The City is the lead agency for CEQA purposes and the responsible entity for NEPA purposes.

Current Status

The City is currently in the final design stages of this Project. The environmental document is currently being circulated for public review and comment and will be available until June 21, 2019. Review the Environmental Document - Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND)

Community Outreach


Date Description
July 25, 2018 Design and Environmental Began
March 26, 2019 Project was presented to the Disability Advisory Committee for feedback
April 24, 2019 Environmental Document (Supplemental IS/MND) circulated for public review and comment
May 14, 2019 Joint Open House meeting held to present Project to the community
June 21, 2019 Environmental Document (Supplemental IS/MND) public comment period ends
July 24, 2019 City Council to Approve Environmental Document (Date subject to change)
July/August 2019 Anticipated Design Completion
August 2019 Anticipated Advertise Date for Bidding
September 2019 Anticipated Bids Due Date
October 2019 City Council to Award Construction Contract
Fall 2019 Begin Construction


For comments, questions or concerns, contact:

E-mail: kparsons@elkgrovecity.org
Mail: City of Elk Grove, Public Works Department
Kristin Parsons, Senior Civil Engineer
8401 Laguna Palms Way
Elk Grove, CA 95758
Phone: (916) 478-2236

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