Supervisor Susan Peters and the Sacramento County Department of Transportation hosted a groundbreaking event Wednesday afternoon at Carmichael Park to celebrate construction startup for Phase 2 of the Fair Oaks Boulevard Improvement Project (Landis Avenue to Shirley Avenue). This project is the next phase of efforts to turn a portion of Fair Oaks Boulevard into a “main street” district for Carmichael.
According to Supervisor Peters, “Fair Oaks Boulevard is the main street for Carmichael’s 72,000 residents and the Phase 2 improvements will complement the work completed earlier that transformed the Marconi Avenue intersection. Phase 2 will advance the boulevard’s vibrant commercial and residential uses supporting the “main street” vision that will significantly improve the appearance of the corridor with underground utilities as well as improve capacity, safety and mobility for all modes of travel: vehicles, bicyclists, pedestrians and transit.”
The Phase 2 improvement project includes:
Bicycle lanes, landscaped medians, and separated sidewalks with landscaping along Fair Oaks Boulevard from Landis Avenue to Shirley Avenue.
Modification to the existing signals at the intersections of Fair Oaks Blvd/Grant Ave and Fair Oaks Blvd/Engle Road.
A new traffic signal at the intersection of Fair Oaks Boulevard and Landis Avenue.
Installation of sidewalks on the south side of Grant Avenue adjacent to Carmichael Park.
Replacement of overhead utilities with underground facilities on Fair Oaks Blvd within the project limits.
New traffic signal interconnects to provide congestion relief.
The first phase of the project was completed in 2013, and provided “complete street” improvements at the Fair Oaks Boulevard and Marconi Avenue intersection, including: curb, gutter, sidewalk, and bicycle lane improvements; landscaping/streetscape amenities with a community identifying obelisk; traffic signal modifications and upgrades; and improved street lighting.
Teichert Construction is the contractor for the Phase 2 project. This $6.5 million project is being funded by the Federal Regional Surface Transportation Program, the State Transportation Improvement Program and development fees.
For more information, visit the Fair Oaks Boulevard Improvement Project web site.