SacRT to Begin Construction for Folsom 15-Minute Light Rail Service Project

December 13, 2023 SacRT News

The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) is announcing the start of construction for the Folsom 15-Minute Light Rail Service Project. Beginning on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, SacRT will begin construction to add a passing track at the Glenn/Robert G. Holderness Station. This is a pivotal step toward achieving 15-minute light rail service for all Folsom area stations, including Hazel, Iron Point, Glenn/Robert G. Holderness and Historic Folsom.

During the construction period, which is anticipated to conclude in summer 2024, there will be temporary suspension of light rail service between Iron Point and Historic Folsom stations. SacRT will provide supplemental shuttle bus services for affected customers traveling to between Iron Point, Glenn/Robert G. Holderness and Historic Folsom stations. Alternatively, customers may utilize SacRT’s free park-and-ride lots at Iron Point, Hazel, and Sunrise stations.

Road Closures and Traffic Adjustments:

In conjunction with the construction activities, road closures will be implemented starting Tuesday, January 2, 2024. The northbound stretch of Folsom Boulevard, between Bidwell Street and Parkshore Drive, will experience lane closures. Glenn Drive will also be closed between Folsom Boulevard and Coolridge Drive.

During this period, the two northbound lanes closest to the train tracks will be closed to vehicular traffic. To ensure safety, redirected traffic will utilize the adjacent southbound lanes for both directions of travel. Folsom Boulevard will be reduced to one lane in both directions, with a speed limit of 35 mph. These lane closures will be in effect seven days a week until the completion of the project in summer 2024.

To alleviate potential traffic congestion, motorists are advised to consider alternative routes and adjust travel times whenever possible.

Future Benefits:

Upon the successful completion of the Folsom 15-Minute Light Rail Service Project in summer 2024, SacRT will introduce 15-minute service at all Folsom area stations, utilizing state-of-the-art new low-floor light rail trains.

For more detailed information about the project and shuttle bus information, please visit sacrt.com/Folsom15.