Bridge over New York Creek

Pavement ends before reaching New York CreekPhase 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.

See item 7E on the EDCTC meeting agendalink here.

Read the application for CMAQ fundslink here – as submitted by El Dorado County’s Transportation Division.

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.

EDCTC votes:

Thursday, March 6, 2014, 2:00 p.m.

330 Fair Lane, Placerville, California

Building A, Board of Supervisors’ Chambers

Interactive PHOTO MAP TOUR shows you where this project is located and several photos of the area along the way. (click here)

Aerial photo of bike project within the power corridor.

Aerial photo of bike project within the power corridor. Silva Valley Parkway is on the right edge. El Dorado Hills Blvd is on the left edge. The class I paved path travels east-west. The project also calls for a class III bike route traveling north-south along Tam Oshanter.

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.

Photos:

#1

Looking west, this is where the phase 1 of the project ends and awaits for phase 2 funding. The plan calls for a bridge over New York Creek plus other biking facilities.

Looking west, this is where the phase 1 of the project ends and awaits for phase 2 funding. The plan calls for a bridge over New York Creek plus other biking facilities.

#2

am Oshanter Drive is planned to have a class III bike route heading north & south.

Tam Oshanter Drive is planned to have a class III bike route heading north & south. The plan also calls for a bridge to cross over New York Creek (right). To the left is Stephen Harris Park.

#3

Stephen Harris Park is adjacent to El Dorado Hills Blvd within the PG&E/SMUD power corridor.

Stephen Harris Park is adjacent to El Dorado Hills Blvd within the PG&E/SMUD power corridor.

More photos are in the PHOTO MAP TOUR. (click here)

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