Environmental review underway on Connector segment between Prairie City Road and Latrobe Road
The Connector JPA in February approved a $1.4 million contract with Dokken Engineering for preliminary engineering and environmental documentation for the 5.5-mile segment on White Rock Road from Prairie City Road in Folsom to Latrobe Road in El Dorado Hills. The contract involves two segments of the project within both Sacramento and El Dorado Counties that may be constructed together, funding permitting.
The preliminary engineering and environmental review work is expected to be completed by the end of 2015, after which final design, right-of-way acquisition and construction can begin when additional funding is secured, possibly as early as 2018.
The total estimated cost to design and construct the segment, which connects with a recently improved 2-mile segment to the west on White Rock Road between Prairie City Road and Grant Line Road, is $54.5 million. In addition to revenues from the Sacramento County Measure A transportation sales-tax program, which would help fund construction in Sacramento County, funding is expected to come from a combination of state and local sources. Measure A funds will not be used on the El Dorado County section of the project.