MvKinley Village support tied to access road?

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 - 10:02 am
Last Modified: Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 - 8:38 am

Re McKinley Village: An access road at Alhambra would go far in generating neighborhood support for the McKinley Village project. However, Phil Angelides states that building such an access would require creation of a temporary bypass railway across I-80 during construction of a vehicle tunnel making it cost prohibitive.

Neighbors United for Smart Growth, a group of East Sacramento and Midtown residents, presented to the developer and city staff details of an alternative construction method recently used by the City of Merced to build a six lane road under an active railway which eliminated the need for an expensive bypass track.

The larger tunnel needed for the Merced project cost less than the $20 million that the developer states the Alhambra access would cost. There is no reason this method could not be used at Alhambra thereby eliminating the need for a costly bypass track. Access at Alhambra can be done.

-- Tina Cerruti, Sacramento

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