Drivers traveling north on Highway 99 could lose a longstanding eyesore as early as next September: The Elk Grove City Council is poised to move forward on a $1 million contract to build a new sound wall along East Stockton Boulevard between Elk Grove Regional Park and Valley Oak Lane.
This Wednesday, the council will meet to discuss a possible contract with a Galt company to build a new wall.
The current sound wall is made of plywood, sheet metal, garage doors and wood fencing materials, and the city plans to block it by building a 10-foot-8-inch masonry wall in front of the existing wall.
"The project will replace the existing sidewalk, which does not conform to current accessibility standards, with a new conforming sidewalk," a city staff report states. "It will also rehabilitate the failing roadway pavement adjacent to the wall, relocate the street lights, replace the light fixtures with more energy efficient heads, and restripe the roadway with bicycle lanes."
The work could begin in February and finish in September, the staff report states.
Elk Grove City Council meeting
6 p.m. Wednesday
8400 Laguna Palms Way