If you travel a stretch of Blue Ravine Road, expect to see a flurry of construction activity now through much of the month ahead. A pavement rehabilitation project has gotten underway starting today between Prairie City Road and East Bidwell Street and will include a combination of both day and night work ahead.
According to the City of Folsom, the project will improve the local roadway’s rideability, longevity, and safety. The project will begin August 7 with daytime work between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Starting the evening of August 17, nighttime work will occur between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. The overnight work is expected to last between 6 to 10 non-consecutive nights, depending on production. The project will incorporate cold in-place recycling, a timesaving and environmentally-friendly technique for rehabilitating aging and distressed asphalt pavements.
This project will integrate safety enhancements into the road design, including ADA pedestrian upgrades, radar/video vehicle detection, and upgraded wet-weather reflective striping.
The pavement rehabilitation portion of work will occur during nighttime hours to minimize significant traffic delays and provide construction crews with a safer working environment. The city does not anticipate the road closures will create significant traffic delays, but the work may cause some noise disturbances.
Blue Ravine isn’t the only place you can expects changes in the traffic slow and construction activity as heavy construction activity continues on Folsom Boulevard as well. Th first phase of a four-month pipeline construction project is not underway, and nighttime construction will continue at the intersection of Folsom Boulevard and Blue Ravine Road and on Folsom Boulevard south of Parkshore Drive through Tuesday, August 8.
Beginning August 10, Folsom Boulevard will be reduced to one lane in each direction from Blue Ravine Road to Bidwell Street. Folsom traffic engineers will modify signal timing to alleviate traffic congestion during the project. Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes whenever possible. The city has installed message signs to alert motorists about closures and detours.
The Folsom Boulevard Pipeline Construction Project is being implemented in phases, and traffic restrictions will change throughout each stage of the construction project. The project will cover a one-mile stretch of Folsom Boulevard from Blue Ravine Road to Bidwell Street.
For more information and a current schedule, including which nights work the will occur, visit www.folsom.ca.us/BlueRavinePavementProject. Contact the City of Folsom Public Works Department at 916-461-6713 or email@example.com for questions or concerns.