Rancho Cordova Plans $25 Million in Public Works Projects in 2017

Rancho Cordova, CA (MPG)  |  Source: City of Rancho Cordova
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Workers make sidewalk improvements in the White Rock/Cordova Towne neighborhood as part of the City of Rancho Cordova’s 2016 Street Rehabilitation Project.

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The City of Rancho Cordova spends millions of federal, state and local dollars on public works projects annually, but several large-scale projects have converged this year, making 2017 one of the biggest funding years for capital improvements the City has had to date.

Multiple projects, totaling over $15 million, are already under construction. The City expects several more multi-million dollar projects that are currently in the design phase to begin construction within the year, accounting for a total of $25 million in infrastructure improvements. The funding is designated primarily for street, sidewalk and traffic signal enhancements.

“Our project goal is to make the City of Rancho Cordova an even safer and more beautiful community,” said city Public Works Director Albert Stricker.

One of the largest price tags belongs to the 2017 Street Rehabilitation Project that includes rehabilitating residential streets with new asphalt and making sidewalk and storm water upgrades in various neighborhoods. The $4.2 million project, supported by the City’s Community Enhancement Fund, will begin construction in May.

Other projects include repairing damaged or broken sidewalks in various locations to improve pedestrian walkability, and installing a new signal at the intersection of Justinian Drive and Sunrise Boulevard to improve access and traffic safety to and from the Anatolia neighborhood and nearby parks. Landscaping and beautification projects, such as murals, are also planned for heavily traveled roads, including Sunrise and Folsom Boulevards.

“The significant investment the City is making demonstrates our commitment to creating walkable, connected neighborhoods and safe routes, while also beautifying Rancho Cordova,” said City Manager Cyrus Abhar. Abhar credits the Rancho Cordova City Council’s dedication to public safety and the City’s competitive grant application submissions for the funding they’ve been able to secure for projects implemented each year. “Since we became a City in 2003, we’ve made incredible progress in improving our public infrastructure,” he said.

Additional information on public works projects in Rancho Cordova is available on the City’s website and online, interactive map by visiting www.CityofRanchoCordova.org/CurrentProjects.