District: District 3 - Marysville
Contact: Dennis Keaton
Phone: (530) 741-5474; (916) 825-5209
ELK GROVE, CALIF. – Caltrans broke ground today marking the beginning of construction of the State Route 99 Cosumnes Bridges project south of Elk Grove. Four aging structures are in need of replacement due to wear and outdated design to improve overall mobility and safety through this corridor.
The four bridges cross SR 99 starting just south of Elk Grove, from the railroad overpass near Eschinger Road south to the Dillard Road interchange.
The $158 million project includes $18 million in funding provided by Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. All four bridges should be completed by Spring 2023.
“A major goal of SB 1 is to improve or replace 500 bridges by 2027. This is essential because bridges are critical infrastructure in our transportation network,” said Acting Caltrans Director Bob Franzoia. “With SB 1 funding, Caltrans can replace these four bridges and improve overall mobility and safety through this corridor.”
Preliminary nighttime landscape work began in mid-September to remove and haul dirt from underneath the freeway structures for foundational support and future pile work. These nightly lane closures are expected to continue through October. Work on the new bridges’ alignment is expected to begin by Spring 2020. The pile and structure support work will continue for the remainder of the year.
“State Route 99 in Sacramento County is one of two routes that connect our region with both the Central Valley and Southern California,” said Caltrans District 3 Director Amarjeet S. Benipal. “It is imperative that we continue to keep this corridor flowing smoothly for commercial vehicles that transport goods and for daily commuters.”
SB 1 provides an additional $5 billion each year in state and local funding to maintain and optimize California’s transportation system. To date thanks to SB 1, Caltrans has completed more than 100 projects, repaired or replaced nearly 1,500 lane miles, and improved or replaced 115 bridges.
Caltrans is committed to conducting its business in a fully transparent manner and detailing its progress to the public. For complete details on SB 1, visit Rebuilding California.