Environmental Analysis For Folsom-El Dorado Hills Southeast Connector Segment Released

October 14, 2015 | The Capitol Southeast Connector Joint Powers Authority (JPA) released an initial study-mitigated negative declaratio...

October 14, 2015 |

The Capitol Southeast Connector Joint Powers Authority (JPA) released an initial study-mitigated negative declaration (IS/MND) analyzing the environmental impacts of the 5.5 mile segment of the proposed expressway. The segment covers the portion between Prairie City Road south of Folsom and Latrobe Road in El Dorado Hills.

The JPA proposes to reconstruct White Rock Road on a new alignment south of Highway 50 as a four lane expressway with a center median and adjacent multi-use trail. The project also includes signalized intersections and a realignment of Scott Road to connect with Prairie City Road.

Release of the IS/MND opens a 30-day public review period that runs until Nov. 13. The IS/MND is available on the Connector website, and at the JPA office located at 10640 Mather Blvd., Suite 120, Mather, Calif.

A public hearing on the IS/MND will be held as part of the Capital SouthEast Connector Joint Powers Authority Board of Directors meeting on Friday, Oct. 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova.

Adoption of the IS/MND by the Connector JPA Board is anticipated in early 2016. The far-reaching project seeks to connect and act as a bypass to Downtown Sacramento by connecting I-5 to the south in Elk Grove to U.S. 50 to the north in El Dorado Hills.

Environmental work on the 7-mile segment of the expressway bordering Rancho Cordova on Grant Line Road from Jackson Highway (State Route 16) to White Rock Road is anticipated to begin this fall.





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Warren Buffett said...

This is the the taxpayer funded spine that will open up all this land for development. Thar's gold in them hills! $$$$

CEQA you say? Review? Public input? Ha! Can you imagine a middle finger salute and a rubber stamp? Thought so.

Anonymous said...

An express roadway with 30+ stop lights is not express. See Laguna Blvd or Watt Ave for examples. Warren is correct, this is about opening up all the land to the north and west of the connector for development. If it were really about creating an alternative route around downtown it wouldn't have 30+ stop lights. They must think we're stupid.

Family Ties said...

IMO, this is the only reason Pat “Mr. Consanguinity” Hume stays on the Elk Grove City Council. No family interests here at all, my arse! I wonder what Hume would do if Mayor Gary Davis decided to remove him from Southeast Connector JPA Board?

Now that would be a battle royale!

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