- Thursday, March 28, at 6:00 p.m. at the Fire Station (corner of Mace and Cowell). This meeting is to solicit feedback on the traffic issues and to provide status updates and next steps from staff.
- Thursday, April 11, at 6:00 p.m. at the Fire Station (corner of Mace and Cowell). This meeting is intended for those who cannot attend the March 28 meeting, but also for staff to present the solution options and get feedback from residents.
- Wednesday, May 15, at 6:00 p.m. at the Fire Station (corner of Mace and Cowell). This is a project status/follow-up meeting.
Mace Blvd Improvement Project – Additional Community Meetings
The City has scheduled three community meetings to discuss the project. The meeting date and intent are listed below.
The scope of this project is to resurface Mace Boulevard, from Cowell to Redbud and enhance the movement of non‐motorized transportation along the corridor and between the neighborhoods east and west of Mace Blvd, particularly increasing levels of bicycling to Pioneer Elementary School. The Project Scope includes resurfacing and restriping the entire corridor, reconstructing where needed, improving Mace/Cowell intersection for bicycles and pedestrians (e.g. remove free right turns/extend pedestrian refuge islands, installing bike boxes), installing two‐way protected, buffered cycle track on the east side, reconfiguring lanes from four to two plus turn lanes, installing a buffered bike lane on west side, and installing a HAWK signal control at San Marino.
This project, besides the pavement restoration, was developed to increase pedestrian and bicycle safety and to encourage walking and bicycling in the corridor. This is especially important for school age children. This includes enhanced pedestrian crossings which shorten the crossing distances across Mace Boulevard and the side streets. In addition a pedestrian and bicycle HAWK signal was installed near San Marino to stop vehicles and allow for the crossing of Mace Boulevard. Concrete barrier islands were added to the bike lanes as protection to bicyclists as the raised plastic delineators only provide a visual queue to protect bicyclists, however they do not provide a solid structure to keep motor vehicles from entering the bike lane.
Other features of the intersections, such as the protection islands, were designed with the intent to slow vehicles as they turn corners and to allow for pedestrians to safely wait to cross the intersection. The raised curbs and narrowing of the street were intended to provide a traffic calming effect which further promotes walking and bicycling.
For reference, the pavement condition index for this section of Mace was 66 out of 100 in 2016. The recent pavement survey shows 95 because of the recent full depth reconstruction (FDR). The PCI should go up to 100 with the final overlay that recently took place (but after the survey).
Funding comes from a Federal Grant ($2,440,180), with the rest from General Fund (20%) and Road Development Impact Fees (20%)
The entire worksheet that goes to Council for approval during the budget cycle is shown herein.
Click here to review the SACOG Grant Proposal.
The City Council was presented with and approved the description, cost estimate, and budget plan during the annual budget cycle for years 14/15, 15/16, 16/17, and 18/19.
City Council awarded the project at their December 15, 2017 meeting. City Council increased the construction contingency from $238,000 to 700,000 at the October 16, 2018 meeting.
Projects with Federal funding go through an environmental process. At the end the City is granted a preliminary environmental statement (PES). The PES for Mace is included herein.
Click here for Preliminary Environmental Study.
Grant application to the Sacramento Council of Governments (SACOG) was August 5, 2013. The grant was approved by SACOG in December 2018
Bids were opened on November 16, 2017
Council awarded the project on December 5, 2017
City issued the Notice to Proceed for May 14, 2018. However the Contractor took several weeks to work out the phasing of the road rehabilitation.