This project will construct a new entrance to the Cosumnes River College campus along Calvine Road, and pave a parking lot for approximately 200 spaces immediately adjacent to the new entrance. The site has previously graded and will require only laying of surface materials, in addition to lighting and landscaping improvements. The purpose of the project is to add parking to alleviate existing parking deficiencies on campus, and to redistribute entry and exit trips across the campus to reduce queue lengths and delays at existing campus entry/exit points. There are no increases in student, staff, or faculty populations associated with this project.
The construction of the new entrance/exit point to the campus consists of the construction of one entrance and one exit roadway from the Cosumnes River College campus to Calvine Road. Each roadway consists of two lanes of traffic, and measures approximately 400 feet in length and 38 feet in width. Sidewalks shall be constructed between the two roads leading from Calvine Road to the existing sidewalk system on the campus. The site has been previously graded for future roadway construction.
The project is intended to alleviate existing bottlenecks at entrances to the campus on the north, west, and east. The new entrance to the campus will provide connectivity to existing parking lots on campus, and will reduce traffic volumes at intersections currently providing entrance and exit points to the campus, specifically those along Bruceville Road. New turning movements will be generated at the entrance and exit points created by the project, however the overall redistribution of turning movements into and out of the campus will result in a more efficient distribution of traffic than presently exists. Therefore, the potential impacts to the regional and local transportation network are beneficial.
Lighting associated with the project will be pole-mounted security lighting, oriented downward to light roadways, sidewalks, and parking areas. This lighting will increase lighting levels within the campus, but will not increase off-site nighttime lighting due to existing street lamps along Calvine. No other environmental impacts are anticipated to occur as a result of the project.
This project involves the construction of a new entry/exit drive along Calvine Road and the paving of a previously-graded lot, on an urban campus, and can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment. Potential impacts to the regional circulation system are considered beneficial.
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