Section of Meadowview Road to close for light-rail construction

A stretch of Meadowview Road will be closed to traffic for 10 days beginning Friday evening to allow for construction work on Sacramento Regional Transit’s light-rail extension to Cosumnes River College.

The project will require a complete closure of Meadowview Road between Detroit Boulevard and Brookfield Drive, at the Union Pacific Railroad tracks, beginning at 8 p.m. Friday and continuing until 5 a.m. Jan. 26.

Regional Transit’s contractor will be installing light-rail tracks across Meadowview Road as part of the Blue Line to Cosumnes River College project, according to a Regional Transit news release. As part of the project, Meadowview Road between the UPRR tracks and Detroit Boulevard must be reconstructed, officials said. Work will include rebuilding the curb, gutter and sidewalk in this area, completely removing and repaving this section of the roadway.

Motorists are advised to use alternate routes. The main detour will be 24th Street to Florin Road to Franklin Boulevard, and vice versa. Motorists also can use Freeport Boulevard or Center Parkway to travel to Florin Road.

The project will extend light rail 4.3 miles from the existing terminus at Meadowview Road to Cosumnes River College. The extension, scheduled to open in September, will feature four new light-rail stations, at Morrison Creek, Franklin Boulevard, Center Parkway and Cosumnes River College.

Construction dates are subject to change, based on weather and other conditions.

Regional Transit will provide updates on Facebook (facebook/SacramentoRT), Twitter (@RideSacRT) as well as on the project websiteand on the project information line, (916) 556-0113.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.