Ribbon-Cutting Event – Tuesday, February 2nd at 10 a.m.
Sacramento CA – February 1, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Supervisor’s Patrick Kennedy, Phil Serna and Don Nottoli, the Sacramento County Department of Transportation (SACDOT), and Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) are hosting a ribbon-cutting event to celebrate construction completion for the Old Florin Town Streetscape Improvement Project. The project includes various roadway improvements, and streetscape enhancements that help create an attractive pedestrian and bicycling friendly environment that will encourage and support new development along this corridor. Information about the event is listed below:
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 2nd at 10 a.m.
Location: Southgate Recreation & Park District parking lot at the NW corner of Florin Road and
Speakers: Supervisor Phil Serna (District 1)
Supervisor Patrick Kennedy (District 2)
Supervisor Don Nottoli (District 5)
Mike Penrose, Director – Department of Transportation
La Shelle Dozier, Executive Director – SHRA
According to Mike Penrose, SACDOT Director, “This is a great project for this community that improves safety for all modes of travel, and will also help to revitalize Old Florin Town with numerous streetscape enhancements that are based on the Old Florin Town Corridor Plan and Florin Road Streetscape Master Plan.”
Roadway improvements and streetscape enhancements include:
• Decorative features that project the unique identity of Old Florin Town including landscaping, plaza enhancements and a water tower replica.
• Improved pedestrian safety with new sidewalks and decorative street lighting, and two new traffic signals at Florin Road and McComber Street and at Florin Road and Pritchard Road/McCurdy Lane.
• Improved mobility for all travel modes with new ADA accessible curb ramps, bicycle lanes, and bus turnouts.
• Increased traffic safety with roadway and pavement upgrades and an improved railroad crossing with new signals and crossing arms.
Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency was able to assist in the project by providing funding through the County’s Community Development Block Grant.
“At a time when funding can be a challenge for local projects, CDBG funds are a valuable tool that we’re able to use to revitalize communities in ways that enhance safety for residents and greatly improve access for businesses,” said La Shelle Dozier, SHRA Executive Director. “Without this federal resource to help close the gap, projects like these streetscape improvements might not otherwise happen.”
Project construction costs are $4.7 million. The project is financed with Federal Transportation Funds provided by the SACOG Community Design Program, $1.5 million in Community Development Block Grant funds provided by SHRA, and local matching funds.