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CAPITAL SOUTHEAST CONNECTOR
CONNECTING EL DORADO AND ELK GROVE
The purpose of this project is study alternatives and eventually construct a new 4 or 6 lane highway from interstate 5 south of Elk Grove, then to us route 50 in El Dorado Hills. The routes being studied follow existing roadways. predominantly Grant Line Road and White Rock Road. The highway would be at grade and part of a transportation corridor including bus, bus rapid transit, bikeways and pathways and the roadway itself.
Addressing the overuse of Grant Line Road is becoming more improtant. Grant Line is mostly 2 lanes wide for it's lenght and is not designed to carry a heavy traffic load. Currently, the roadway is a major county thoroughfare, and drivers are using the route to bypass more congested areas elsewhere.
The primary route being studied includes widening the existing Grant Line Road which could include a bypass or tunnel in the community of Sheldon. The new road would be 4-6 lanes wide and be constructed with a median and pedestrian/bike pathways. Plans also call for limiting some access and building interchanges at busier junctions such as Sunrise Blvd and Jackson Road.
VISIONS FOR THIS PROJECT
This project could provide a new valuable transportation alternative for those wanting to avoid the congestion of other highways. The corridor also could provide a better link to a potential connector to I-80 on the east side of Folsom Lake, which has been talked about. This project if built should travel along the Grant Line - White Rock alignment. Possible route numberings for this route: CA-148 from the 1960's era freeway planning map (see Sacramento's Unbuilt Freeways), I-909 as proposed in the Ulitmate Interstates page.
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