Grand Opening – Blue Line to Cosumnes River College
The draft environment document was circulated and a Record of Decision was received in December 2008. Preliminary Engineering for the project was completed in 2009.
The Letter of No Prejudice for the Cosumnes River College Parking Structure was received in September of 2011 and construction began in late 2011.
In April 2012, RT received a Letter of No Prejudice for the construction of two aerial structures (light rail bridges). Construction of the aerial structures began in May of 2012.
In May of 2012, RT entered into Final Design, and a Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) with the federal government was signed in January of 2013. This (FFGA) will lead to the start of construction activity for the track section of the project. A notice to proceed for constructing the track section of the project was issued in Spring 2013.
The two aerial structures (bridges) at Cosumnes River Boulevard and Bruceville Road and in the Morrison Creek area, west of Franklin Boulevard were completed Fall 2013. The bridges are the first phase of construction for the Blue Line to Cosumnes River College light rail extension project.
A dedication ceremony for the opening of the Cosumnes River College parking garage was held on June 7, 2013. The $31.5 million five-level, four story parking garage has 2,000 spaces that will serve both Cosumnes River College students and RT light rail passengers when the Blue Line to Cosumnes River College light rail extension project is completed in 2015.
A civil construction groundbreaking event was held on August 13, 2013 at the future site of the Franklin Station at Franklin Boulevard and Cosumnes River Boulevard. Civil and track work began in September 2013.
The Sacramento Regional Transit District (RT) held a public information meeting on September 12, 2013 at the Valley Hi-North Laguna Library across from Cosumnes River College to update stakeholders on construction activities.
The Sacramento Regional Transit District (RT) held an open house on October 21, 2013 at Susan B. Anthony Elementary School on Detroit Boulevard to inform residents of upcoming Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) pole relocation operations related to the construction of the light-rail extension.
Revenue service is anticipated to begin in September 2015.