PROJECT BACKGROUND
In November 2004, the City of Rancho Cordova embarked on the Rancho Cordova Parkway Interchange, its first major roadway infrastructure project, since becoming incorporated in 2003. Working in partnership with Sacramento County and Caltrans, the City of Rancho Cordova will conduct three phases of work prior to the start of construction. These include Phase I – Preliminary Engineering/Environmental Approval, Phase II – Preliminary Design and Phase III – Final Design, which will begin following the approval of the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment (FEIR/EA). Construction of the Rancho Cordova Parkway Interchange is estimated to take approximately two years to complete.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The proposed Rancho Cordova Parkway Interchange Project intends to construct a new interchange with U.S. Highway 50 between Sunrise Boulevard and Hazel Avenue in the City of Rancho Cordova, Sacramento County, California. The interchange would be a “south-only” connection and would also include construction of a new four-lane arterial street, called Rancho Cordova Parkway. Rancho Cordova Parkway would extend from the new interchange south to a new signalized intersection with White Rock Road. The overcrossing structure would span U.S. 50, Folsom Boulevard, the Sacramento Regional Transit (Sac RT) light rail and Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) tracks (Railroad Corridor), Folsom South Canal and Buffalo Creek.

The proposed project is located partially within the city and partially in unincorporated Sacramento County. The project would construct auxiliary lanes along U.S. 50 in the area between Sunrise Boulevard and Hazel Avenue. The project site north of U.S. 50 is within Sacramento County. The Folsom South Canal is under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. The remainder of the project site is within the Rancho Cordova city limits.