At last night’s meeting, the Elk Grove City Council agreed on a proposal to extend Kammerer Road to I-5 by building two lanes instead of four due to a lack of funds. The roadway can later be expanded to four lanes.
The current plan was to build a four lane road between Lent Ranch Parkway and Bruceville. The cost of that would be $20 million. The city has identified funding sources totaling $32 million thus far for the project. The overall cost of a new four lane road from Lent Ranch Parkway to I-5 would be $83 million. The council and planning staff were concerned that building a four lane road from Lent Ranch to Bruceville now could delay the extension to I-5 because of a lack of funding. The extension would relieve congestion on Elk Grove and Laguna Blvds according to the report. From the report,
“Recent traffic analysis indicates that a two-lane facility from Lent Ranch Parkway to I-5 will operate at an acceptable level of service for approximately 10 years. Public Works and Economic Development staff believe the two-lane facility connecting to I-5 is more beneficial to the employment area within SEPA, the outlet mall, and surrounding development than a four-lane facility that ends at Bruceville Road.”
City staff presented a proposal that would build a new two lane road for the whole project. The cost for the two lane alternative would be $50-55 million. The city would still have a shortfall of $18-23 million even for that project. In the staff presentation they stated that they feel the project could acquire grants to make up the difference. Final environmental approval could come as soon as next February.
Diagrams of the two possible alignments. One being to the south of Kammerer and the other to the north