Grant Funding and Detailed Design Improves Pedestrian Access and Beautifies Streetscape in Historic Downtown
Taylor Road functions as a main thoroughfare through the Town of Loomis and a vital link between Rocklin, Penryn, and Newcastle. Previously, the roadway lacked connectivity with the historic area and, without sidewalks in many places, offered limited access to most businesses. The lack of sidewalks and crosswalks and uneven pavements made traveling particularly difficult for people with disabilities and the lack of bike lanes forced bicyclists to travel next to fast-moving vehicles.
The project design included pedestrian walkways, bike lanes, landscaped medians and sidewalks, decorative crosswalks, bulb-outs, and decorative street lighting. The team successfully adapted walkways and sidewalks, including those adjacent to historic buildings, to achieve ADA compliance.
The project design included abandoning an existing Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) waterline in Taylor Road and installing the new pipeline.
The team was also successful helping the Town acquire a $1.44 million Alternative Transportation Program grant to fund 80 percent of the project construction.