Latest Activity – Construction Activities Update: December 6, 2013
Weeks of December 2nd and 9th, 2013
Cosumnes River Boulevard Flyover and Center Parkway
- Work continues on the wall between the Cosumnes River Boulevard flyover and Center Parkway.
- Crews will work Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm preparing for production welding.
Cosumnes River Boulevard from Center Parkway to Franklin Boulevard
- The contractor will perform work and pile cap pours along the Cosumnes River Boulevard wall between Center Parkway and Franklin Boulevard.
Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) Corridor near Meadowview Station and Detroit Boulevard
- Beginning on December 9, RT contractor will install a temporary fence, and begin clearing vegetation and grading in preparation for the construction of the UPRR corridor sound wall.
Cosumnes River College Bus Stop/Transit Center
Week of December 9th and 16th, In Effect: Monday, December 23, 2013 through Late August 2014.
- The east entrance Cosumnes River College bus stop/transit center will temporarily be relocated to the south CRC entrance off of Calvine Road. The new temporary stop will be in service from Monday, December 23, 2013 until late August 2014, as there will be continued intermittent work at the east entrance. Prior to the December 23 opening, one lane of the south CRC entrance will be closed while construction of the new temporary bus stop takes place.
Valley Green Way
- The contractor will continue abutment work, and CIDH drills and pours at the Valley Green abutment.
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.
Join Us at an Open House to Learn More About SMUD Pole Relocations
Construction activities in preparation for the future Blue Line to Cosumnes River College light rail extension project (also referred to as South Line Phase 2) will require the relocation of Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) poles from the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) corridor to west of Detroit Blvd.
Under California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements, an Initial Study is being prepared to explore any potential impacts of the pole relocation. The Initial Study document is scheduled to be released on October 11, 2013. There will be a 30 day comment period to provide comments on the Initial Study. The comment period will close Monday, November 11, 2013.
Attend an open house meeting to learn more about the pole relocation and provide comments on the Initial Study. RT and SMUD staff will be available to answer your questions. Click here to view the event invitation.
The open house will be held:
Monday, October, 21, 2013
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Susan B. Anthony School
For more information, contact Jo Noble, Senior Community and Government Affairs Officer, at 916-556-0118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.