New Light Rail Bridge Ready

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, February 2, 2009

It’s at Watt Avenue and Folsom Boulevard - a notoriously busy intersection.  

Ron Vicari with the county’s Transportation Department says the new bridge will now help traffic get through the intersection quicker. 

“Generally about 8 trains per hour come through there, causing the arms to come down and causing a delay to motorists and that will no longer happen and I think the motorists will start to see the benefits of this project.” 

The $23 million project isn’t finished yet. Work crews still need to wrap up related road and landscaping improvements. They’re expected to finish by the summer. 

Money for the bridge and other improvements at the Watt Avenue – Folsom Boulevard intersection comes from the federal government and Measure A, a voter-approved sales tax for transportation projects.