The intersection of Bradshaw and Sheldon Roads will be completely closed starting May 29 for the construction of a roundabout at the location. The closure will last until the first week of August. The construction was timed to occur during the summer break for traditional schools. The last day of school is Friday, May 25. Schools resumes on August 16.
The construction of the roundabout comes 2 years after the roundabout at the intersection of Sheldon and Waterman Roads was built. That project forced the closure of the intersection for 6 weeks. This project will take longer because it includes building a bridge over a nearby creek.
The intersection is currently a 4 way stop sign. Northbound Bradshaw traffic sometimes backs up to the Pleasant Grove High/Albiani Middle School location during school commute time. Afternoon traffic backs up southbound Bradshaw to just south of Calvine Road. The new intersection will alleviate the traffic congestion at the intersection.
The Elk Grove City Council chose the roundabout design back in 2016, citing safety as a primary concern as a reason for choosing it over a signal light.
Detours will be set up around the area instructing drivers where to go. Waterman Road is expected to carry most of the additional load for north and southbound traffic, while Bond and Calvine will be the only east/west arterials still open. Grantline will also be an option for some travelers.