Bridge over New York Creek
Phase 2 of the class I paved path crossing New York Creek might get funded tomorrow (Thursday March 6, 2014) if the El Dorado County Transportation Commission votes “YES”. Our District 1 Supervisor, Ron Mikulaco (BOSone@edcgov.us), is a voting member of the Commission.
Est. completion date: Dec 2014 (phase 1 was completed June 2013)
Est. cost $1,000,000
The EDCTC staff report on all 14 competitive applications for the $10M in Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality funds describes the process and results. The staff recommendation ends up providing full or partial funding for all 14 applications, which is a pretty cool outcome. This project ranks 7th out of 14.
Thursday, March 6, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
330 Fair Lane, Placerville, California
Building A, Board of Supervisors’ Chambers
Here is the quote description from the application:
Design and construct a Class I bike path from the west end of the New York Creek Trail (East) – Phase 1 project to Stephen Harris Park within the power line easements operated by SMUD and PG&E and owned by the El Dorado Hills Community Services District (EDH-CSD). The project includes an 8-foot wide Class I bike path with 2-foot w ide shoulders and a 12-foot wide pre-fabricated bridge over New York Creek; total length of 8-foot wide Class I bike path is approximately 1,233-feet.
Also, p1ace signs to designate a Class Ill bike route on both sides of Tam O’Shanter Drive and Pendleton Drive, from St. Andrews Drive to Francisco Drive. The approximate length of Class Ill bike route to be signed is 6,160-feet.
Also, place signs, markings and striping to designate a Class II bike lane along both sides of Francisco Drive between El Dorado Hills Blvd. and Pendleton Drive. The approximate length of Class II bike route to be constructed is 382-feet.
Project is endorsed by county Board of Supervisors:
On June 24, 2012, the County Board of Supervisors adopted the 2012 10-Year Capital Improvement Program for FY 11/12 through FY 20/21 which includes CIP Project 7.2308-NewYorkCreekTrail(East)-Phase2. (SeeATTACHMENTBfortheBoard Minute Order, Agenda Item, and CIP pages for Project No. 72308.)
On January 24, 2012, the County Board of Supervisors adopted the CEQA Mitigated Negative Declaration and approved the Project as described in the CEQA document, which included both Phase 1 & Phase 2 of the New York Creek Trail (East) project, from Silva Valley Parkway to Tam O’Shanter Drive.
The project application also talks about needs and future plans on page 4:
This project provides a connection for bicyclists and pedestrians wishing to get to and from Silva Valley Parkway and Stephen Harris Park. …
… Ultimately the concept presented in the 2010 Bicycle Master Plan is to construct a Class I bike path that runs from east to west within the SMUD/PG&E high power transmission line easement from Silva Valley Parkway (eastern limit) to Sophia Parkway and the City of Folsom …
… The proposed class Ill bike route would provide the option for bicyclists to connect to major commercial centers both north and south along the El Dorado Hills Boulevard corridor.