Some Placer residents can soon look forward to lower flood insurance premiums now that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued new draft flood maps for the county. But in a number of areas, including some mapped for the first time, flood risk has increased and may change flood insurance requirements and costs for some property owners.
The City of Roseville will soon begin work to improve sight distance on Roseville Road by widening and straightening the ‘S’ curve in the roadway. In addition, the project includes: new bike lanes, a sidewalk on the east side of the roadway, new street lighting, and moving utilities underground. The work zone will extend from Cirby Way south to the city limits. Construction is anticipated to begin in early June.
Caltrans is alerting motorists about a paving project beginning on Monday, April 25 that will impact motorists along the Highway 65 corridor between Roseville and Lincoln.
The $7 million paving overlay project will take place during nighttime hours and will require the closure of one of the two lanes of the highway. Ramps connecting to and from Highway 65 will also be impacted during those hours. All lanes and ramps will be open during non-construction times.
It will be a busy couple years for city building projects in Downtown Roseville. All of the projects are part of the Downtown Specific Plan designed through a community visioning process in 2009. The highly popular Vernon Street Town Square and roundabout at Washington Boulevard and Oak Street are examples of projects already completed in accordance with the plan.
Current projects include an office building at 316 Vernon Street, the Oak Street Parking facility, a new downtown Fire Station, three pedestrian bridges and bike trail connections through downtown.
Work began April 4 to replace the Industrial Avenue bridge over Pleasant Grove Creek. It’s located south of Justice Center Drive and north of Blue Oaks Boulevard. Construction is anticipated to last through winter 2016/17. During construction the bridge will remain open to traffic in both directions.
Do you have a child who attends school in Roseville? Please take a moment to take a brief survey. The information you share will help Public Works in enhancing bike and pedestrian safety education programs for children.
You may have seen the friendly faces of Bike/Walk Ambassadors on Roseville trails. This program to encourage safe biking and walking is expanding. Bike/Walk Ambassadors will now be around schools handing out rewards to students who are practicing safe biking and walking habits.
Public Works is beginning a pilot project to test a new type of paving material, roller compacted concrete (RCC). The material will be tested in several locations: Washington, from Pleasant Grove Boulevard to just north of Mountain Park Drive; and Atkinson, from Church Street, through and including Denio Loop. A suitable neighborhood location has also been identified, on Hickory between Church and Oakland Streets. The project will remove the existing failing asphalt and replace it with a new concrete surface.