Old Florin Town Streetscape Improvement Project

Groundbreaking Event, Tuesday, April 15th at 10 a.m. 

Sacramento, CA. April 14, 2014 – Supervisor’s Jimmie Yee, Phil Serna and Don Nottoli, the Sacramento County Department of Transportation (SACDOT), and Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency are hosting a groundbreaking event to celebrate construction startup for the Old Florin Town Streetscape Improvement Project. The project includes various transportation enhancements to create a pedestrian friendly environment in order to encourage further development along this corridor.

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 15 at 10 a.m.

Location: Southgate Recreation & Park District parking lot at the corner of Florin Road and McComber Street.

Speakers:

Supervisor Phil Serna (District 1)
Supervisor Jimmie Yee (District 2)
Supervisor Don Nottoli (District 5)
Dan Shoeman, Chief – SACDOT Engineering & Planning
La Shelle Dozier, Executive Director – SHRA

The project includes transportation enhancements based on the Old Florin Town Corridor Plan and Florin Road Streetscape Master Plan adopted by Sacramento County.  The proposed improvements are considerate of the Old Florin Town Historical District and will create a pedestrian friendly environment in order to encourage further development along this corridor.  In addition, the project includes many benefits to the surrounding community such as:

  • The unique identity of Old Florin Town will be projected through use of decorative features such as water tower features, landscaping and plaza enhancements. 
  • Improved pedestrian safety by installing sidewalks and decorative street lighting, and constructing two traffic signals with signalized crossings at Florin Road and McComber Street and at Florin Road and Pritchard Road/McCurdy Lane.
  • Improved mobility for all travel modes by installing ADA accessible curb ramps, bicycle lanes, and bus turnouts.

Increased traffic safety with a modified railroad crossing and new flashing beacons and crossing arms.
Project construction costs are $3.3 million. The project is financed with Federal Transportation Funds provided by the SACOG Community Design Program, and Community Development Block Grant funds provided by SHRA, and local matching funds. 

Visual to Support Story:  Elected officials, SHRA staff, County staff and community representatives will use golden shovels to ceremonially break ground for the project.

Please contact Dan Regan, PIO, at 916-591-0047, or Angela Jones, SHRA PIO, at 916-440-1355 (office) or 916-919-3090 (cell) if you have any additional questions.

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