Latest Activity – Construction Activities Update: March 5, 2014
- Utility work is expected to wrap up by mid-month, depending on the weather.
- Soundwall work is expected to begin the week of March 10. The contractor will be working from north to south.
Cosumnes River Boulevard
- Crews will work on the wall along Cosumnes River Boulevard from Center Parkway to Franklin on Saturday, March 8. Normal construction hours will be observed.
Deer Lake Pedestrian Bridge
- Crews will start excavating for the pedestrian bridge at Deer Lake. Equipment includes an excavator, crew truck and SWPPP measures. Work is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. at the top of the levee on March 10.
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.