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JEPSON PARKWAY PROJECT UPDATE

 

Planned work week of July 31 – Aug 5

  • Traffic Changes effective July 31
    • Teichert will be opening Leisure Town Road from Alamo Drive to Elmira Road.  One lane in each direction will be available to the traveling public (except when work activities necessitate additional traffic control).   Residents will have access to Leisursmall_Jepson Parkway Logoe Town Road from Marshall Road, however access to all other residential streets will not be available at this time.  Please keep in mind that Leisure Town Road south of Alamo Drive is still closed to thru traffic during the replacement of the New Alamo Creek Bridge.  The Leisure Town Road closure between Alamo and Redstone is expected to be in place until November 30. 
    • Teichert will be closing Elmira Road from Leisure Town Road to Sunflower Street.  This closure is expected to last approximately six weeks.  Residents will be detoured to Fry Road.  In addition, traffic will be allowed in north/south direction along Leisure Town Road and on Elmira Road west of Leisure Town Road. 
    • Please keep in mind that the speed limit is 25 MPH within the Jepson Parkway construction zone.  

Maps, Detours, other Images - Link to page with various maps, detours and images related to the Jepson Parkway Project

 

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JEPSON PARKWAY PROJECT BEGINS 

Construction has started on the Jepson Parkway Project.  Teichert Construction is currently digging pot holes to verify existing location of underground utilities.  This is in an effort to locate and avoid these utilities during various construction activities.

In order to do this work, Teichert has set up traffic control at various locations throughout the project.  

Next week (April 3rd) – Teichert plans on:

  • Placing the traffic signal at the intersection of Vanden and Leisure Town Road on Flashing red, thereby converting the intersection to a three-way stop. 
  • Installing Storm Drain Facilities in the vicinity of the intersection of Leisure Town Road and Vanden Road. This work will occur under traffic control with flagging. 
  • Installing water line facilities in the vicinity of the intersection of Leisure Town Road and Vanden Road. This work will occur under traffic control with flagging. 
  • Perform ‘clear & grub’ (weed removal) along the west side of Leisure Town Road from Redstone Parkway to Vanden Road.
  • Perform  ‘clear and grub’ (vegetation removal) and Tree removal along the west side of Leisure Town Road from Alamo to Arbor Oaks. This work will occur under traffic control with flagging as needed

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Link to the Solano Transportation Authority website on the Jepson Parkway Project. 

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LEISURE TOWN ROAD CLOSURES NECESSITATED BY VACAVILLE’S JEPSON PARKWAY PROJECT CONSTRUCTION BEGINNING MAY 1, 2017

 Construction has begun on Vacaville’s, Jepson Parkway Project which includes widening of Leisure Town Road from Commerce Place to Vanden Road and Vanden Road from Leisure Town Road to the City of Vacaville’s southern city limit. The work is contracted to be completed by spring of 2019.

The work is part of the overall Jepson Parkway Project. The ultimate 12-mile project is an Interstate 80 Reliever Route that will improve intra-county mobility for Solano County residents.  The project upgrades a series of narrow local roads to provide a north-south travel route for residents as an alternative to Interstate 80 between Leisure Town Road/I-80 interchange and SR 12/ Walters Road in Suisun City. More information on the overall Jepson Parkway Project can be found on the Solano Transportation Authority website, www.sta.ca.gov.

In an effort to reduce the overall duration of traffic impacts on local residents, construction on specific sections of Leisure Town Road will include time restricted road closures beginning May 1.

Closures are scheduled at the following locations:

  • Leisure Town Road from south of Elmira Road to north of Alamo Drive -May 1 to Sept. 1.
  • Leisure Town Road from south of Redstone Parkway to Vanden Road – May 1 to Sept. 1.
  • Vanden Road south of Newcastle Drive - upon opening of Leisure Town Road between Vanden Road and Redstone Parkway.
  • The intersection of Elmira Road and Leisure Town Road for approximately 45 days, most likely sometime in August or September.
  • The intersection of Alamo Drive, Fry Road and Leisure Town Road for approximately 21 days, most likely in July or August, but NOT at the same time as the Elmira Road and Leisure Town Road intersection closure.
  • Leisure Town Road between Purple Martin Drive and Scarlet Street from June 15 to December 1.

Areas of work outside of the mentioned closure limits will require traffic control and reduced speed limits during construction, but will have at least one lane of traffic open at all times.

Construction of median planting, landscaping, sidewalk construction and other ancillary work will continue until project completion. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. What is the Jepson Parkway Project?

 A. The 12-mile Jepson Parkway project is an I-80 Reliever Route that will improve intra-county mobility for Solano County residents.  The project upgrades a series of narrow local roads to provide a north-south travel route for residents as an alternative to I-80.  The plan proposes a continuous four-lane roadway from the State Route 12 / Walters Road intersection in Suisun City to the I-80 / Leisure Town Road interchange in Vacaville.  The project also includes safety improvements, such as the provision for medians, traffic signals, shoulders, and separated sidewalk. The current City of Vacaville project includes work on Leisure Town Road between Commerce Place and Vanden Road and on Vanden Road between Leisure Town Road and the southern city limit.

Q.  When was this project approved?

A. The Jepson Parkway Concept Plan was completed in 2000 by the Solano Transportation Authority. The STA Board approved the Jepson Parkway Memorandum of Understanding between the STA, the County of Solano and the Cities of Fairfield and Vacaville, and the Jepson Parkway Funding Agreement between the STA and the City of Vacaville on May 11, 2011. The City of Vacaville’s current project was awarded to Teichert Construction at the December 13, 2016 city council meeting.

Q. What parts of Vacaville will be impacted?

A. Current project limits are on Leisure Town Road between Commerce Place and Vanden Road and on Vanden Road from Leisure Town Road to the southern city limit. 

Q. When will the work begin?

A. Work has begun. Road closure impacts will occur from May 1 and continue through December 1. Work will continue throughout the contract duration, scheduled for completion spring 2019.

Q. Why is this project needed?

A. The project will provide a comprehensive, innovative, and coordinated multi-modal corridor, linking land use and transportation to support the use of alternative travel modes, and protecting existing and future residential neighborhoods. As planned, the ultimate 12-mile Jepson Parkway project is an I-80 Reliever Route that will improve intra-county mobility for Solano County residents.

Q. How much will the total project cost?

A. The total cost of the Jepson Parkway project is estimated to be $185 million. The current Vacaville phase will cost approximately $40 million.

Q. Which sections of Leisure Town Road will be impacted, and when?

  • Leisure Town Road from south of Elmira Road to north of Alamo Drive -May 1 to Sept. 1.
  • Leisure Town Road from south of Redstone Parkway to Vanden Road – May 1 to Sept. 1.
  • Vanden Road south of Newcastle Drive - upon opening of Leisure Town Road between Vanden Road and Redstone Parkway.
  • The intersection of Elmira Road and Leisure Town Road for approximately 45 days, most likely sometime in August or September.
  • The intersection of Alamo Drive, Fry Road and Leisure Town road for approximately 21 days, most likely in July or August, but NOT at the same time as the Elmira Road and Leisure Town Road intersection closure.
  • Leisure Town Road between Purple Martin Drive and Scarlet Street from June 15 to December 1.
  • Areas of work outside of the mentioned closure limits will require traffic control and reduced speed limits during construction, but will have at least one lane of traffic open at all times.

Q. Why do you need to close the roads to do this work?

A. The goal of closing the above listed sections of roadway is to expedite the work and reduce the duration of overall traffic impacts to local residents and surrounding neighborhoods. Without closures, the duration of traffic impacts would extend the length of the project schedule (through spring 2019).

Q. Will this improve traffic flow on Leisure Town Road?

A. Leisure Town Road will be upgraded from its current 2-lane configuration to a 4 lane divided arterial.

Q. Where is the traffic signal being removed, and where are the new signals being added?

A. The Vanden Road/Leisure Town Road traffic signal will be replaced by a roundabout.

The project is adding signals at Marshall Road and Redstone Parkway intersections with Leisure Town Road.

Q. I understand Foxboro Parkway will be extended and connect to Leisure Town Road in the future. Is this correct? When will that take place?

A. The extension of Foxboro Parkway from Leisure Town Road to Nut Tree Road is a separate project dependent on development of adjacent lands. A connection between Nut Tree Road and the Vanden Road/Leisure Town Road intersection is planned to be constructed by residential development by 2018.

Q. Where can I get more information?

A. A page on the City of Vacaville website has more information, including maps, photos, and FAQs. Please visit www.cityofvacaville.com/jepson. A Facebook page will also be set up soon to provide updates and information as the project moves forward. Residents can also call (707) 449-5170 for more information.