Starting September 4 and continuing until October 3, Waterman Road will be closed between Bond and Sheldon Road. The project will repave the area between the roundabout at Sheldon and Waterman and Bond Road. The roadway will widened to allow for 11 foot travel lanes and 5 foot paved shoulders. The current roadway has 10 foot travel lanes. The paved shoulders will double as bike lanes. Currently Waterman Road is very narrow, with very little unpaved shoulder on each side. No sidewalks will be constructed. In the event of further development in the area, property owners will be responsible for installing other improvements.
As part of the project, trees alongside the roadway were removed earlier this year. The project was put on hold until after the roundabout at Sheldon and Bradshaw was completed. With the intersection now open, and proving to be a huge success, the city hopes that the Waterman closure will have less of an impact. The Waterman Road construction will require a full closure for one month. The alternative was a partial closure for 2-3 months, and would be more costly.
There are no immediate plans to improve Waterman Road between Bond and Elk Grove Blvd at this time. That stretch currently has no bike lanes or shoulder.
For more information on the Waterman Road project, you can visit the City’s website.