The Lincoln Boulevard Improvement Project is being completed in various phases. The goal is to increase pedestrian, bicycle, and Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) routes along Lincoln Blvd. The project spans from south of Sterling Parkway to north of Seventh Street.

Current Phase: Lincoln Blvd. Phase 3 – UPRR At-Grade Crossing

Project Area and Improvements

Phase 3 will improve railroad track pedestrian crossings to the following side streets:

  • First Street
  • Fifth Street

The total project length is about 0.4 miles of improved sidewalks and about 0.1 miles of NEV/Bike Lanes.

This project will shorten pedestrian crossings, add ADA compliant pedestrian ramps, and bike access along the side streets. We will also include NEV lanes along several of the side streets to go along with the City's NEV Circulation Plan.

map showing construction zones on 1st street and 5th street

Time Frame

Updated November 17, 2022

  • Construction is underway and will run through January/February 2023.
  • Actual working days will depend on weather, material supplies availability, COVID-19, and other unforeseen conditions encountered during construction, such as underground utilities. 

Traffic Impacts

  • Partial road closure is in place at First Street from Lincoln Blvd. to Flocchini Cir. The West Bound lane is closed and the East Bound lane is open through December 5, 2022.
  • Effective December 5, 2022, full road closure will be in place.
  • Emergency vehicles will have access.
  • Flocchini Cir. will remain open for businesses.
  • Please expect delays.

Construction Questions?

Please contact Project Manager Rob Hannah with Sierra National Construction at 916-481-6792 or via email.

Funding Source: 

California Department of Transportation - Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ)

  • Amount Requested: $2,775,051
  • Local Match: $1,181,222
  • Project Cost Estimate: $2,834,980

Upcoming Phases

Lincoln Blvd. Phase 3A – Pedestrian Railroad Crossing Upgrades

Phase 3A will improve railroad track pedestrian crossings to the following side streets:

  • Third Street
  • Sixth Street
  • Seventh Street

Funding Source:

California Department of Transportation - Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ)

  • Project Cost Estimate: $1,109,211 (2018 Dollars)

Lincoln Blvd. Monuments Project - McBean Park Drive, 7th Street

During this phase, we will construct two monuments at the intersections of:

  • McBean Park Drive and Lincoln Boulevard
  • 7th Street and Lincoln Boulevard

These monuments will be consistent with the Lincoln Boulevard Master Plan. Intersection Improvements include a marquee sign, a seat wall, benches, guardrails, and ornamental fencing.

Funding Source:

Redevelopment Agency

  • Project Cost Estimate: $919,593

Lincoln Blvd. - Ferrari Ranch Road to 1st Street and Auburn Ravine Bridge

This phase consists of expanding to a three-lane road with landscaped median, including NEV lanes and wider sidewalks. City Staff will be looking for funding opportunities (i.e. grants) for this project to be completed.

Funding Source: 

California Department of Transportation – Highway Bridge Replacement Program

  • Grant Amount: $6,737,133
  • Local Match: $872,867
  • Project Cost Estimate: $7,610,000

Completed Phases

Lincoln Blvd. Phase 1 – 7th Street to McBean Park Drive

This phase was completed October 2015. The project improved 250 feet of Lincoln Blvd. north of Seventh Street to McBean Park Drive. Improvements included transitions onto 5th Street, 6th Street, and 7th Street cross streets. The Project included the following elements:

  • Curb returns with bulb-outs to shorten the pedestrian path
  • Enhanced crosswalks and sidewalks with terra cotta bands.
  • Street trees with irrigation system. The irrigation system includes capacity to expand for future shrub planting.
  • Site furnishings to include bike racks, benches, and trash receptacles.
  • Decorative street lights.
  • Replacement of damaged and non-conforming sidewalks including ADA compliant pedestrian ramps.
  • Class 2 bike/NEV access along the project corridor.

Funding Sources:

California Department of Transportation –Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Grant (CMAQ)

SR65 Relinquishment

Transportation Development Act (TDA)

  • Grant Amount: $2,742,019
  • Local Match: $515,526
  • Project Cost Estimate: $3,257,545

Lincoln Blvd. Phase 2 – 1st Street to McBean Park Drive

This phase was completed November 2019. The project provided improvements to a quarter-mile stretch of Lincoln Boulevard. Improvements spanned from Second Street to McBean Park Drive. Improvements were like those listed in Phase 1 – 7th Street to McBean Park Drive.

Funding Sources: 

California Department of Transportation –Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Grant (CMAQ)

SR65 Relinquishment

Transportation Development Act (TDA)

  • Grant Amount: $1,019,639
  • Local Match: $0
  • Project Cost Estimate: $1,019,639

Lincoln Blvd. HSIP – Signal Modification and Upgrades (Included with Phase 2 Project)

This phase was completed November 2019 and included:

  • Lighting and equipment upgrades to 5 traffic signals.
  • Systemic traffic signal timing improvements to 11 traffic signals along Lincoln Boulevard, from Sterling Parkway to 7th St.
  • Adding Class II NEV/Bike lanes from Sterling Parkway to 1st St.

Funding Source: 

California Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)

  • Grant Amount (Preliminary Engineering): $900,000
  • Local Match: $180,000
  • Project Cost Estimate (Preliminary Engineering): $1,080,000