The city of Elk Grove is planning on adding bike lanes along a stretch of Waterman Road between Bond and Sheldon Road. Currently there are no bike lanes and very little shoulder in along Waterman Road, making it very dangerous for bikers and pedestrians.
PROJECT LOCATION: The proposed Project is located in the city of Elk Grove, Sacramento County, California. Specifically, the Project is located on Waterman Road between Bond Road and Sheldon Road.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The City of Elk Grove is proposing to rehabilitate and improve Waterman Road between Bond Road and Sheldon Road. The proposed Project will accommodate a single vehicle lane in each direction, with bike lanes on the associated shoulders in each direction. The existing lanes will be resurfaced and widened to meet current City rural road design standards. Near Sheldon Road, the Project will connect to an existing roundabout at the intersection of Sheldon Road and Waterman Road. Within the Project area, Waterman Road currently consists of two, 10-foot wide travel lanes with unpaved roadside shoulders measuring approximately 5-foot wide (including roadside ditches), when present. The proposed Project will widen each vehicle lane to 11 feet wide, and add 6 feet wide bike lanes on the shoulders, and associated 1-foot wide shoulder backing in each direction. Existing roadside ditches will be relocated to between 5 and 10 feet out from their current position to accommodate the expanded road and shoulders.
The existing lanes will also be resurfaced. At the north end of the Project area, the Project will connect to an existing roundabout at the intersection of Sheldon Road and Waterman Road. The Project is expected to occur solely in the current City right-of-way (ROW). Permits to Enter (PTEs) will be obtained in order to conform existing driveways to the new roadway and to reinstall the fencing along the City ROW boundary.
The project is not listed on the Hazardous Waste and Substances Sites List as set forth in Government Code Section 65962.5.
PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD: A 30-day public review period for the draft Mitigated Negative Declaration will commence on July 28, 2017 through August 28, 2017 for interested individuals and public agencies to submit written comments on the document. Any written comments on the Mitigated Negative Declaration must be received by the Public Works Department at the above address within the public review period. Comments can also be made during the public hearing. Copies of the draft Mitigated Negative Declaration and Initial Study are available for review at the City at the above address and on the website athttp://www.elkgrovecity.org/city_hall/departments_divisions/public_works/environmental/
PUBLIC HEARING: The public hearing for the Mitigated Negative Declaration is tentatively scheduled to be heard at theOctober 11, 2017 Elk Grove City Council Meeting. Please check the City Council Agenda at http://www.elkgrovecity.org/city_hall/city_government/city_council/council_meetings/agendas_minutes/ for changes to this tentatively scheduled hearing date.