Construction of the Fairfield/Vacaville Train Station and Peabody Road Overpass project will begin on June 12, 2015. During construction Peabody Road will be completely closed between Vanden Road and Huntington Drive. Markeley Lane west of Viking Lane will also be closed starting June 12, 2015. The City has established a detour route that will direct motorists around the closed section of Peabody Road via Cement Hill Road, Clay Bank Road, and Air Base Parkway or via the Travis Air Force Base (AFB) north gate along North Gate Road and Canon Road.
Following an extensive eight-month public engagement process, the community helped the City determine that a full closure of Peabody Road would help to expedite the construction schedule, save approximately $5 million on the project cost, and contain the closure to one school year. Completion of the Peabody Road Overpass is expected in August 2016.
The City is working hard to minimize disruptions to the community during construction.
The City has partnered with Travis Unified School District (TUSD) to expand the capacity of the busing program to shuttle more students across the construction zone. The City and TUSD are encouraging parents and kids to “Avoid the fuss…Get on the bus!”
In addition, the City is implementing the following steps to assist with improving potential impacts to the community:
- Travis AFB encourages use of its north gate, presence will be adjusted as needed
- Detour route undergoes shoulder widening and striping for added safety
- “Open for business” signage is placed on major arterials to support businesses
- Residents suggest extended construction hours to reduce duration of project
The Fairfield / Vacaville Train Station project is one of the largest construction projects the City has ever undertaken. The project will improve safety on Peabody Road by eliminating the heavily-used at grade crossing of the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR). The addition of the overpass will help to create a safe passage for pedestrians traveling between the three TUSD schools south of the UPRR tracks and the neighborhoods located to the north of the tracks. Once the train station is complete, commuting by rail to Sacramento and the Bay Area will be an option for large portions of the Fairfield and Vacaville communities. In addition, the project will add to the capacity of Peabody Road to help alleviate congestion during the morning and evening commute hours.
This construction project is expected to bring more than 650 local jobs to the community during construction, and 4,000 long term jobs.
To learn more and to sign up for construction alerts, visit the project webpage.