MATHER FIELD RAILS TO TRAILS PROJECT
Location: Rancho Cordova, CA
Client: City of Rancho Cordova Public Works Department
Construction Value: $2.9 Million
Services Provided: Full Construction Management and Inspection Services
This Federally Funded project provided community connectivity through the unused existing rail corridor and bridge over Highway 50. The rail bridge was converted to a pedestrian bridge by placing pervious concrete over rock bedding above the existing rail. This concrete allows instant drainage through the rock bedding below rather than sides and onto the freeway. The asphalt concrete trail is constructed partially over the existing trail and transitions to the side following the surrounding topography. The trail is approximately 1.5 miles long and 10’ wide with decomposed granite shoulders, post and cable fencing, irrigation, landscaping, 3 unique shade structures and artistic trail signage. The project required extensive fill and grading on both sides of the bridge to allow for ADA compliance throughout. The trail continued on Croydon and Mills Station requiring construction of ADA ramps, Type 2 slurry, and striping. In addition to the trail included decorative trail lighting, CCTV cameras (wireless system), a new signalized pedestrian crossing on Old Placerville Road and signal modifications at Mills Station/Mather. Decorative fencing was installed over the existing fence posts on the bridge to add architectural element. The project was administered in accordance with Caltrans LAPM using the City’s Virtual Project Manager (VPM).