Sacramento County officials plan to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday to celebrate the completion of a major upgrade of White Rock Road near U.S. 50.
The section of White Rock between Grant Line and Prairie City roads was realigned, widened and equipped with a new median, intersections and turn lanes. The county spent $8.5 million on the project using state bond funds and revenue from developer fees.
The rural area is expected to see a major influx of traffic in coming years. Builders are preparing to break ground on the first 10,000 houses planned on land just south of Highway 50 and north of White Rock that was annexed by Folsom in 2012. Sacramento County, meanwhile, recently approved the planned Cordova Hills development south of the improved portion of White Rock.
County supervisors, the mayors of Rancho Cordova and Folsom and others are expected at the ceremony, which will be held on White Rock Road about a half mile west of Prairie City Road.
Regional planners view the improved stretch of White Rock as a link in an eventual expressway that would someday connect Elk Grove to Highway 50.
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