From the Sacramento State campus, this new extension connects to a 225-unit student housing project called The Crossings. The housing community provides more than 750 beds to the students of Sacramento State. With planning that spanned 20 years, the construction phase lasted ten months. The project scope included an at-grade railroad crossing, new sidewalks and median, curbs and gutters, and widening of Folsom Boulevard.
During construction, coordination with Union Pacific Railroad, Caltrans, adjacent developers, and numerous utility providers required additional design and coordination work. The sustainable construction practices of our crews led to cost-saving changes that directly impacted the project. The connection provides for active transportation which will reduce greenhouse emissions.
The extension and improvements allow for pedestrian and vehicular access under Highway 50 from Brighton Avenue to Folsom Boulevard in East Sacramento and provide a streamlined route for students on foot and bicycle access to the Sacramento State University’s south entrance. Additionally, the new road opens access to a planned future site of the Sacramento Center for Innovation.