City Celebrates West Capitol Ave Facelift with Bike RideMay 20, 2022 12:00AM ● By City of West Sacramento News Release
Quirina and members of Capital Projects staff. Photo courtesy of the City of West Sacramento.
WEST SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) - The West Sacramento City Council, Community leaders, Sacramento Area Bike Advocates, West Sacramento Police Department Bike Patrol and Sacramento Area Council of Governments gathered on Thursday, May 5th to celebrate the official completion of the West Capitol Avenue Safety and Rehabilitation Project.
Since May is Bike Month, the group demonstrated with a short bike ride from West Sacramento City Hall to Joey Lopes Park where there was a short ribbon cutting ceremony.
During the ceremony an update on the Sycamore Bike Trail overcrossing was given. This project is set to start this summer and will provide a critical north-south route through the heart of the City of West Sacramento over Highway 50.
Initially built in the 1950s as part of the Lincoln Highway, West Capitol Avenue was in bad shape and unsafe with potholes and faded street and bike lane striping. The project repaired three miles of deteriorating street pavement, enhanced safety by adding bright green separated bike lanes, installed and retrofitted existing mid-block crossing and added street lighting for safer pedestrian crossings.
The project also incorporated underground improvements, including installing and replacing existing water lines along the corridor, in addition to fiberoptic cabling to improve communications.