City of Elk Grove
Grant Line Road/State Route 99 Interchange Reconstruction Project
Fast-track environmental review was required for mandated reconstruction and expansion of a highway interchange.
The Grant Line Road/State Route 99 interchange in Elk Grove was identified as needing expansion to serve development of the Promenade shopping mall (formerly known as Lent Ranch Mall). At the time, the project was fast-tracked as the critical path to mall construction. The team met the aggressive schedule, provided complete and efficient environmental review, and identified mitigation measures that would allow the construction to proceed on schedule.
As project manager, working with a former employer, Debra Lilly managed preparation of the EIR and coordinated efficient review of technical studies and other documents between City planning staff and Caltrans/FHWA reviewers. Key issues included traffic, noise, and recordation of historic structures to be removed or affected by expansion of the interchange.
Charlane Gross served as cultural resources task manager, conducted Native American consultation, and revised the previous Historic Property Survey Report to fit the new Caltrans format Historical Resource Compliance Report.