On October 27, the Folsom City Council approved a construction agreement for a segment of the Capital SouthEast Connector project– a 34-mile expressway linking I-5 and Highway 99 south of Elk Grove to Highway 50 east of El Dorado Hills.

This is a major milestone for the project planned by the Capital SouthEast Connector Joint Powers Authority, which includes the cities of Elk Grove, Folsom, and Rancho Cordova and El Dorado and Sacramento counties.When complete, the long-planned project will serve as a commute alternative to Highways 50 and 99, relieve traffic congestion, promote economic development, preserve Sacramento County open spaces, and improve roadway safety.

Work on the Capital SouthEast Connector project has been divided into segments, to be completed as funding is available. This segment of the project in Folsom will extend from Prairie City Road to E. Bidwell Street and construct a four-lane bridge over Alder Creek, and will realign and widen segments of White Rock Road.

Construction is expected to begin this winter and the project will be completed in 2022. The construction agreement is with Goodfellow Bros. LLC. Learn more at www.connectorjpa.net.