This project proposes to provide multi-modal improvements along one of the region's most critical transportation corridors, Watt Avenue. The segment of Watt Avenue between Kiefer Boulevard and Fair Oaks Boulevard includes a key link to the U.S. Highway 50 corridor and is adjacent to one of the few available crossings of the American River. Improvements proposed are based on the findings of the South Watt Area Transportation Study (SWATS), which developed a multi-modal transportation master plan for the southern Watt Avenue corridor.
This project will modify the existing interchange on US 50 at Watt Avenue in order to reduce congestion, install dedicated transit facilities, improve access and increase safety for bicyclists and pedestrians. Modifications will include the following:
The project is being closely coordinated with the Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates (SABA), Sacramento City/County Bikeway Advisory Committee (SacBac), Caltrans, the City of Sacramento and with Sacramento Regional Transit's vision of BRT on Watt Avenue.
-Preliminary Study: 2002 to 2008.-Environmental Review: 2004 to 2011.-Design: 2010 to 2012.-Right-of-Way Acquisition: 2010 to 2012.-Construction: 2012 to 2014.
The estimated construction contract cost for this project is $22.6 million. These improvements are funded by the State Corridor Mobility Improvement Account Project (CMIA), the State and Local Partnership Program (SLPP), and the County's Measure A Sales Tax Proceeds.
For additional information or to provide a comment about the project contact:Design Information
John Jaeger, Senior Civil EngineerDepartment of TransportationPhone: 916-874-7507Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgAnthony Voo, Associate Civil EngineerDepartment of TransportationPhone: 916-874-7871Email: email@example.com
Construction & Project Schedule InformationKim Grigsby, Assistant R.E.Construction Management & Inspection DivisionPhone: 916-838-1260Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chuck Percival, P.EConstruction Management & Inspection DivisionPhone: 916-875-9501 Cell: 916-202-2229Email: email@example.com
Jag Bains, Assistant P.E.Construction Management & Inspection DivisionPhone: 916-531-9220Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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