East Sacramento County expressway takes step forward by Tony Bizjak | 2/19/15
Itâ€™s not cheap to build a new road these days. How much? Try $10 million per mile.
Thatâ€™s the rate for a 5.5-mile, $54 million road project planners are launching this spring in east Sacramento County on the southern edge of Folsom. Itâ€™s not just any road. It represents the second segment of a long-planned expressway called the Capital SouthEast Connector that eventually will curve for 35 miles around the back side of Elk Grove, Rancho Cordova and Folsom, providing east county commuters with an alternative to highways 99 and 50.
If fully built, at an estimated $334.5 million for its initial phases, the expressway would stretch from the Silva Valley Parkway interchange on Highway 50 in El Dorado County on the north, down to where Grant Line Road hits Highway 99. It then would head westward south of Sacramento to connect with Interstate 5. Much of it would follow the Grant Line and White Rock roads alignment, essentially replacing those roads.