|This blighted patchwork wall on E. Stockton Blvd. will be replaced with 10 foot soundwall.|
The unattractive metal wall that is located between Valley Oak and the Elk Grove Regional Park has long been considered a eyesore and the council directed city staff to develop recommendations for construction of a replacement 10 foot high wall last February. At last nights meeting the city was presented with a couple different options - a precast or block wall.
After discussing several options, the council directed staff to seek bids for a block type wall with a duo colored pattern that would have an appropriate vine type plant planted to discourage graffiti. The project is expected to cost $1.45 million and could be completed one year from now.
"I've been fighting for that wall for 12 years," Council Member Sophia Scherman said.
The council also approved an expenditure of $140,000 for a new bus stop turn out on the corner of Elk Grove Blvd. and Elk Grove-Florin Road in front of Kerr Middle School. The current bus stop has high ridership with several disabled patrons and because of the narrowness of Elk Grove Blvd., traffic is often clogged.