Kammerer Road Extension

2022 APWA Sacramento Chapter Project of the Year Award

Roadway Extension Project Becomes Part of the Capital SouthEast Connector

Prior to construction Kammerer Road was an undivided, narrow, two-lane, agricultural roadway that lacked paved shoulders in many locations and had insufficient to non-existent roadside ditches that would cause localized flooding events that would routinely close the roadway.

The Kammerer Road Reconstruction Project reconstructed and improved the safety of more than two miles of Kammerer Road between Bruceville Road and Lent Ranch Parkway. This section of roadway comprises Segment A2 of the Capital SouthEast Connector 34-mile expressway project. Current and planned development fronting this section of Kammerer Road made it necessary to upgrade the facility from a safety standpoint, provide improved bicycle mobility and accommodations for future planned growth. This was accomplished by constructing a first phase project (Phase 1) that can be easily widened in the future to accommodate additional growth.

Phase One improvements included the following features:

  • One-lane in each direction widened to current standards and separated by a median that is utilized as a center turn lane when necessary
  • New paved shoulders that serve as Class III bikeways
  • Drainage improvements, including new roadside ditches
  • 16,000 lineal feet of storm sewer
  • Modifications to an existing drainage basin and
  • Construction of two new drainage basins
  • The addition of these drainage improvements directs storm flows away from the roadway allowing the new road to remain open and serve as an evacuation route in a 100-year flood event.