Elk Grove commuters will be bracing themselves for the closure of two main roadways in Elk Grove over the next two weeks. The closures are on the Union Pacific railroad crossings to allow for emergency repairs. The closures come as traditional schools in the Elk Grove area are scheduled to open on August 11.
The first closure will be for the crossing on Elk Grove-Florin Road, between Sheldon and Bond Roads. That will take place August 8-12. Elk Grove-Florin is a main north south arterial on the east side of the city and an alternative to using highway 99. Drivers will be forced to use highway 99, East Stockton Blvd or Waterman Road to detour around the closure.
That will be followed by the closing of Bond Road August 15-19. That will have a major impact on commute times as Bond Road is one of the major east/west connectors on the east side of the city. Both of these repairs were originally scheduled for June and postponed by the railroad.
Commuters will be happy to hear the monthlong closure of the Waterman/Sheldon intersection for the construction of a roundabout will end at 5 am on Monday, August 8. The roundabout should help improve the traffic flow for the intersection.