PROJECT UPDATE PENDING - TO OCCUR WEEK OF 7/25/05
section provides a more detailed description of the various segments,
including information on project phasing and cost.
The current environmentally approved road project for Segment 3 consists of a two-lane highway from Balfour Road to Marsh Creek Road (Segment 3A) and using Marsh Creek Road as the connection back to existing SR4. Two additional lanes can also be constructed from Marsh Creek Road to Vasco Road at Walnut Boulevard (Segment 3B) depending on funding and traffic needs.
right of way corridor for Segment 3 will ultimately provide for a 4-lane
divided highway with interchanges, similar to Segments 1 and 2.
project will be constructed in several stages. The ultimate
second and third northbound lanes will be built first and used for two-way
traffic until the southbound lanes are needed. Marsh Creek Road will be
widened to create two 12-foot wide travel lanes, 10-wide paved shoulders
and a compacted rocked shoulder for farm vehicles. Additional road
widening and right of way will be required at intersections where left
turn pockets are to be constructed. There are approximately 65
properties that access and/or have driveways directly off of Marsh Creek
Road. In 1994 the Authority made a commitment to
residents and property owners on Marsh Creek Road to revisit the study in
the Final Environmental Impact Report that designated Marsh Creek Road as
the connector from the Bypass to SR4. This study will update
information in the 1994 study, including a reevaluation of the original
alternatives to Marsh Creek Road. The Authority also made a
commitment to hold at least one public workshop to solicit area impute on
the project, especially improvements to Marsh Creek Road.
It is the goal of the Authority
that the first phase of the project be completed at or near the same time
as Segment 1 to minimize traffic impacts on local roadways.
Construction of this segment is scheduled to occur between 2005 and 2010
but may be accelerated if the current local development fees are
programmed through the strategic plan process. The total estimated
cost for the Bypass portion of Segment 3A is $14.4 million and for
improvements to Marsh Creek Road, $5.0 million. Segment 3B is
estimated to cost $4.0 million.
County Public Works Department is designing the both phases of the Segment
3 project and will be administering and coordinating all consultant
contracts and engineering studies on behalf of the Authority.