GETTING IT DONE
The Sacramento Transportation Authority (STA) is working hard to get you to your destination faster and safer, with less stress, fuel consumption and wasted time. STA has funded new bridges, overpasses, connectors and interchanges. Streets have been widened, Light Rail extended, and carpool lanes added to major highways and freeways. In November, voters will have the opportunity to consider Measure B, a half-cent county-wide sales tax, which would repave streets, repair aging bridges, enhance light rail, improve access and safety for pedestrians and bicycles, and fund new congestion relief projects across the region.
DOWNLOAD: MEASURE B FACT SHEET – RANCHO CORDOVA
- COMPLETED PROJECTS
Watt Ave & Hwy 50
Reconstructed the interchange to reduce congestion, improve safety and traffic operations, install dedicated Bus Rapid Transit facility, construct separated bicycle and pedestrian path and ADA improvements; project began in July 2000 –completion date September 2015.
New Light Rail Overhead Crossing
Lifted Light Rail tracks above the road surface to allow for uninterrupted traffic flow on South Watt Ave.
Hwy 50 Bus & Carpool Lanes
Added carpool lanes on Highway 50 to reduce congestion, moving more people more efficiently along one of the region’s major highways.
Light Rail Extended to Folsom
Extended Light Rail from Butterfield to Folsom. The extension of the Gold Line marks the completion of the eastern segment of the Amtrak/Folsom connection project, covering 23 miles along Highway 50 from downtown Sacramento through the city of Rancho Cordova to Historic Downtown Folsom.Road Operation Improvements
- Folsom Blvd: Road Operation Improvements
- South Watt Avenue: Widened
- Bradshaw Road: Widened
- International Drive: Extended
- Sunrise Blvd: Operation/Safety Improvements
Top Priority: “Fix It First”
- Fill potholes, repair and repave local streets, redesign intersections and synchronize signals
New Hwy 50 Interchange
More Frequent Light Rail Service
Capital SouthEast Connector
Sunrise Blvd Widening
Hwy 50 and Rancho Cordova Parkway Interchange
Build a new Highway 50 Interchange with a bridge over the freeway, adding auxiliary lanes between Sunrise Blvd to Hazel Ave, and a new four lane arterial, Rancho Cordova Parkway, from the bridge to White Rock Rd. Reduces congestion and improves emergency access on Highway 50.
White Rock Rd
Reconstruct and widen White Rock Rd from Luyung Dr to Grant Line Rd with landscaped median. The project will provide parallel capacity to Highway 50, reduce congestion on Sunrise Blvd, and improve goods movement in the eastern county.
Douglas Rd Widening
Widen Douglas Rd from Sunrise Blvd to west city limits including adding an additional bridge over the Folsom South Canal adjacent to the existing bridge. This project in conjunction with widening improvements in the county portion of Douglas Rd to Zinfandel Dr will improve regional access to the Highway 50 business corridor and relieve congestion on Sunrise Blvd.
Capital SouthEast Connector
Construction of multi-modal transportation corridor to improve regional mobility and provide a convenient alternative to Highways 50 and 99 and Interstate 5. For more, visit www.connectorjpa.net.
Hazel Ave Interchange Improvements
Support extensions on Hazel Ave to the south, construct auxiliary lanes, reconstruct ramps and improve operations and safety.
Light Rail Double Track
Install passing tracks east of the Sunrise station to allow for limited-stop express service during commute hours between Folsom and Downtown Sacramento. For more, visit www.sacrt.com.
A PLAN FOR THE FUTURE
- FIX THE ROADS
- MAKE STREETS SAFER
- RELIEVE CONGESTION
To continue to meet our growing transportation needs, STA is considering a new half-cent sales tax which will fund the SacramentoGO Plan to fix neighborhood streets and construct essential projects across the region.
Sales tax funds help secure matching state and federal money and are closely audited by an independent oversight committee.
Visit www.sacta.org to see how your tax dollars are protected.
IN YOUR HWY 50 COMMUNITIES / RANCHO CORDOVA NEIGHBORHOODS
TOP PRIORITY: FIX IT FIRST
- Repave local neighborhood streets and fill the potholes
- Rehabilitate aging roads and bridges
- Improve bike and pedestrian safety
REGIONAL PROJECTS: GET EVERYONE MOVING
- Construct the 34-mile SouthEast Connector between Folsom and Elk Grove as an express alternative to Hwy 50,
Hwy 99 and I-5
- Widen the Capital City Freeway between J Street and Watt Avenue
- Extend Light Rail to the Airport and Elk Grove; improve security and cleanliness at stations and aboard trains
- Expand low- or no-cost Paratransit service for seniors and disabled persons