Latest Activity – Construction Activity Update: April 7, 2014
Cosumnes River College
- Electrical work continues.
- Monday through Saturday work continues on the TPSS #12.
- Work continues on Cosumnes River Boulevard retaining wall.
Union Pacific RR
- Utility work continues in the corridor, including weekends until May 4.
- Crews prepare for sound wall construction.
- Sewer work and under drain for track construction has begun.
Construction work schedule is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances
The Blue Line to CRC project will add four new light rail stations (Morrison Creek, Franklin, Center Parkway and Cosumnes River College), 2,700 park-and-ride spaces and a major new transit center at the Cosumnes River College Station.The Blue Line to CRC light rail extension project (also referred to as South Line Phase 2) is one of the highest priority transit projects in the region and, once completed, will extend light rail 4.3 miles from the existing terminus at Meadowview Road to Cosumnes River College.Construction of the two light rail bridges over Cosumnes River Boulevard and Morrison creek is almost complete. Civil and track work is scheduled to begin in September 2013, with revenue service beginning late 2015. Click here to view a current project map.
Civil Construction Underway
Tree Removal Mitigation
Removal of some trees along the alignment of the Blueline to CRC will be necessary to facilitate the construction of the light rail track and stations for this important light rail extension. Every effort has been made to minimize the number of trees being removed, and replacement trees will be planted along the alignment, the CRC campus and at the new stations as construction is completed. In fact, RT will be planting 1.6 trees for every tree removed. To learn more about how tree removal is being mitigated for please view Chapter Four – Affected Environment in the Final EIR/S. It can be viewed here.