UP Railroad bridge replacement to close portions of Elk Grove's Laguna Trail

This week Union Pacific Railroad will begin work on a 70-year old bridge that will affect Elk Grove's trail system.

The bridge over Laguna Creek does not meet current design standards. The project will take approximately five months to complete and, consequently that segment of the Laguna Creek Trail will be closed.

Union Pacific reports they are working to minimize the effect this infrastructure replacement project will have on surrounding neighborhoods. The bridge is located about a half-mile southeast of the Bond Road intersection with Elk Grove-Florin roads, and the neighborhoods along School Street and Locust Street will be affected. 

Union Pacific has issued the following advisories regarding the project:
  • Contractors have been directed to use Locust Street to access the construction site.
  • Bubble curtains will be installed in July and August to minimize the noise caused when driving large steel beams into the ground needed to anchor the bridge.
  • Pile driving activity will be limited to mid-mornings and mid-afternoons.
  • A biological monitor will be present on-site and will perform inspections to monitor for
  • compliance with the Clean Water Act.
More project information is available here

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