SCH Number 2016122059
- Old Town Elk Grove Streetscape Phase 2 Project
- The City of Elk Grove is proposing streetscape and infrastructure improvements to an approx. 2,400 foot long segment of Elk Grove Blvd. between School Street to the west and Waterman Road tot eh east. The existing alignment extends east-west and serves as one of the main travel corridors in the City. Project will make the site more pedestrian-friendly by providing continuous sidewalks on both the north and south sides of the road, along with crosswalks across Elk Grove Blvd. and the various side streets. A Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacon (RRFB) will be added at the intersection of Porto Rosa Drive and Elk Grove Blvd. to enhance pedestrian crossing safety. The RRFB contains four pedestrian signs, each with 2 small yellow rectangular sources of light which flash when a pedestrian triggers the crosswalk. The light is produced in a direction parallel to Elk Grove Blvd. to warn vehicles of crossing pedestrian. A RRFB will also be placed at the intersection of Kent Street and Elk Grove Blvd. Existing street lighting will be improved with more decorative streetlights consistent with the streetlights in the existing section of Old Town Elk Grove. A few trees along the roadway may be removed to construct improvements, but improvements to landscaping throughout the project site will also include tree and shrub planting along sidewalks. The project will provide one through traffic lane in each direction with bike lanes, as well as a center two-way left-turn lane. The proposed project would realign driveways in the project area to conform to the new sidewalks and streetscape design. Existing overhead utilities are proposed to be placed underground in a new joint trench. Existing utility manholes and vaults, as well as City storm drain inlets and manholes, will need to be adjusted/relocated to match the revised surface grade. Low impact stormwater improvements will be included to improve water quality before discharging runoff to the City storm drain system. A welcome sign has been designed as an option for the proposed project. The sign would span the roadway between Porto Rosa Dr. and Waterman Road marking Old Town Elk Grove and would sit approx. 20 feet above the street. The sign would not be lit, but would offer the same aesthetic characteristic as the existing signage within Old Town Elk Grove. Construction may be phased due to funding limitations.
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