PROJECT PURPOSE AND NEED

The Lower Sacramento Road Improvement Project will upgrade roadway design, capacity and operations to achieve the primary goal of enhancing vehicular safety. The improvements are necessary to reduce traffic congestion due to the increasing number of vehicles using Lower Sacramento Road.

PLANNED IMPROVEMENTS

The project area is located along Lower Sacramento Road between the Harney Lane Curve on the north and Pixley Slough on the south. Project improvements will include:

  • Two lanes in each direction with paved shoulders,
  • A raised concrete median,
  • A Class III bike route on both sides of the road,
  • A new signal at the Mettler Road intersection, and
  • Left turn channelization at the Armstrong Road and Mettler Road intersections.

UNDERGROUND UTILITIES

The project includes the formation of an Underground Utilities District (UUD). The UUD will improve safety and facilitate the roadway improvements by allowing PG&E and other affected utility companies to remove roadside utility poles and move existing overhead wires underground.

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PROJECT SCHEDULE

Below is the anticipated schedule for major events (subject to change). More information will be provided as specific dates are established by the project team.

  • February 2010 and September 2014 – Public Meetings
  • April 2010 – Public Hearing on UUD Formation
  • June 2010 - December 2013 - Property Impact Discussions with property owners
  • 2010 - 2016 - Coordinate with Utilities on UUD
  • 2014 - 2017 - UUD and Roadway construction

FUNDING

The project is supported by local traffic impact fees and Measure K, the voter-approved, half-cent transportation sales tax.