Mather Rails to Trails Active Transportation Program (ATP) Grant Application and Mather Rails to Trails Improvement Project
Rancho Cordova, California
Wood Rodgers provided services to the City of Rancho Cordova with the preparation of an ATP grant application for the first cycle of program funding for the Mather Rails to Trails project. As a result, the City of Rancho Cordova was awarded with a $2.2 million dollar grant for an 8,400 linear foot Class 1 pedestrian and bicycle trail along an existing railroad corridor. The project will provide ADA compliant connectivity between a primary transit station and civil amenities such as the Veterans Administration Hospital, North Mather Business Complex, the Mather Field Airport, and many other commercial, institutional, and residential destinations. Wood Rodgers is also preparing plans, specifications, and engineer’s estimate for 8,400 linear feet of Class 1 pedestrian and bicycle trail. The project includes landscaping, striping and signage, trail lighting, a pedestrian traffic signal, ADA curb ramps, an existing traffic signal modification, and utility coordination and modification. The project includes coordination with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and requires five separate General Order 88-B forms to be completed for modifications to existing at-grade rail crossings. A portion of the path will be carried over the US-50 freeway via the existing Mather Spur Underpass. Wood Rodgers developed alternatives to construct the trail without removing the tracks from the underpass and is preparing final construction documents for the preferred solution, which will also include upgraded pedestrian fencing, stormwater drainage conveyance, and trail lighting on the structure. The modifications to the Mather Spur Underpass will be constructed under a Caltrans Encroachment Permit. The estimated construction cost is approximately $2.2 million and it is scheduled for construction in 2016.