Phase 2 Construction Startup. Groundbreaking Event: October 21, 11:30 a.m.
Sacramento CA. October 20, 2015 – Supervisor Susan Peters and the Sacramento County Department of Transportation are hosting a groundbreaking event to celebrate construction startup for Phase 2 of the Fair Oaks Boulevard Improvement Project (Landis Avenue to Shirley Avenue). This current project is the next phase of efforts to turn a portion of Fair Oaks Boulevard into a “main street” district for Carmichael. Information about the groundbreaking event is as follows:
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 21 at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Carmichael Park (Corner of Fair Oaks Boulevard & Grant Avenue)
Supervisor Susan Peters (District 3)
SMUD Board of Directors - Gregg Fishman (Ward 3)
Mike Penrose, Director - Department of Transportation
According to Supervisor Peters, “Fair Oaks Boulevard is the main street for Carmichael’s 72,000 residents and the Phase 2 improvements will complement the work completed earlier that transformed the Marconi Avenue intersection. Phase 2 will advance the boulevard’s vibrant commercial and residential uses supporting the “main street” vision that will significantly improve the appearance of the corridor with underground utilities as well as improve capacity, safety and mobility for all modes of travel: vehicles, bicyclists, pedestrians and transit.”
The Phase 2 improvement project includes:
- Bicycle lanes, landscaped medians, and separated sidewalks with landscaping along Fair Oaks Boulevard from Landis Avenue to Shirley Avenue.
- Modification to the existing signals at the intersections of Fair Oaks Boulevard/Grant Avenue and Fair Oaks Boulevard/Engle Road.
- A new traffic signal at the intersection of Fair Oaks Boulevard and Landis Avenue.
- Installation of sidewalks on the south side of Grant Avenue adjacent to Carmichael Park.
- Replacement of overhead utilities with underground facilities on Fair Oaks Boulevard within the project limits.
- New traffic signal interconnects to provide congestion relief.
A first phase project was completed in 2013, and provided “complete street” improvements at the Fair Oaks Boulevard and Marconi Avenue intersection including: curb, gutter, sidewalk, and bicycle lane improvements; landscaping/streetscape amenities including a community identifying obelisk; traffic signal modifications and upgrades; and improved street lighting.
Teichert Construction is the contractor for the Phase 2 project. This $6.5 million project is being funded by the Federal Regional Surface Transportation Program, the State Transportation Improvement Program and development fees.
Visual to Support Story: Elected officials, community representatives and County staff will use golden shovels to ceremonially break ground for the project.
Contact: Dan Regan