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Sheldon Road - Bike Lane and Left Turn Lane Project

Elk Grove Florin Road to Waterman Road

The purpose of this project is to address residents' concerns regarding the safety and convenience of turning left from Sheldon Road to adjacent side streets and for turning left from the adjacent side streets to Sheldon Road. Operations and Maintenance (O&M) staff, during field inspections, identified other rehabilitation needs due to traffic-related pavement distresses. To address the O&M identified pavement distresses, a grind and inlay placed on top of paving fabric will be constructed. Sheldon Road will be widened in areas to accommodate the addition of left-turn lanes at the intersections with Scenic Elk Court and Country Hill Court/Briskin Drive. There is enough existing pavement width at the intersections of St. Jude/Bamarcia Dr, St Anthony Court/Rubia Court, and Armaria Court. The project will also re-stripe the road to provide continuous 6-ft Class II bike lanes and rehabilitate the existing pavement. The roadside ditches adjacent to the widened areas will be regraded to provide fore-slopes at 3:1 maximum and back-sloped at 2:1 maximum to stay within the existing right-of-way. The proposed slopes will be hydroseeded with native grasses. Construction activities would be on Sheldon Road between Elk Grove Florin Road and Waterman Road.


Construction Status Update

Project is out for advertisement and will be awarded by the City Council this summer. Start of construction is planned for later this summer (2020) with completion anticipated by this fall (2020).

The following exhibit is what Sheldon Road between Elk Grove Florin Road to Waterman Road would look like.

Proposed Improvements Aerial Exhibit Strip Map

Exhibit

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View the previous study overview


Rural Roads Improvement Policy and Standards

The Sheldon Road study limits are within the area of the City defined in the General Plan as the Rural Residential Area and therefore is subject to the provisions of the Rural Road Improvement Policy and Rural Road Improvement Standards. The purpose of the Rural Road Improvement Policy is to preserve and maintain the rural roadways in the City’s rural residential area. Specifically, this policy implements the provisions of the Land Use and Circulation Elements regarding the preservation and maintenance of features that contribute to the rural residential character, including small local roadways with minimum paving, natural landscape, and preservation of existing mature trees.

This policy establishes a value-based approach for incremental (rather than ultimate) road improvements that solve specific traffic issues identified through periodic evaluations of traffic conditions. Per Table (1) on page 6 of the Policy, “Center turn lanes may be considered for implementation at any time to improve safety and convenience independent of intersection improvements. The need for center turn lanes will be determined on a case-by-case basis. This improvement does not increase roadway capacity, but does improve the flow.” Due to the safety concerns voiced by the residents, it is within the above provision of the Rural Roads Improvement Policy that this study is being conducted.


Public Outreach

Public Outreach PhotoThe Public Works Department of the City of Elk Grove held an open house on October 11, 2018 at the Katherine Albiania Middle School to present the study, provide alternatives for discussion purposes and provide an open forum to the community to ask questions and provide feedback on the study. Input from the open house was summarized for City Council's consideration at the February 13, 2019 City Council Meeting in which the Council will decide whether or not to advance the study to a Capital Improvement project and provide direction on the preferred alternative for the project.

Open House Notification Flyer
Open House Presentation
Open House Public Input


Project Schedule

Date Description
August to September 2020 Start of construction
October to November 2020 End of construction

Contact Information

For additional comments, questions or concerns, contact:
E-mail: tmetcalf@elkgrovecity.org
Mail: City of Elk Grove, Public Works Department
Tom Metcalf, Senior Project Manager
8401 Laguna Palms Way
Elk Grove, CA 95758
Phone: (916)532-8169

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