Transit Center

Location of project:
West Capitol Avenue at Merkley Avenue

Start Date:
April 2010

Estimated Completion Date:
September 2010.

Brief description of project:

Improvement plans for the Transit Center call for six new bus berths, shelters, seating, and landscaping to accommodate a a timed transfer center for local and regional Yolobus service.

The project includes reconstruction of the north/south leg of Merkley Avenue with new bus berths on the west side of Merkley and on the south side of West Capitol. The project will include new storm drain lines, sidewalks, and street lighting; construction of a bus turnaround at mid-block; paving and landscaping wrapping around the corner of West Capitol Avenue; creation of a plaza in front of the Community Center; and passenger amenities including shelters, shade trellises, seating, and informational signage.

The Transit Center will be an integral part of the Civic Center complex that consists of West Capitol Streetscape improvements, the new Community Center, Yolo County Library and the Los Rios Transit College. Convergence of the development and construction schedules associated with the five projects has required the coordination of Transit Center plans with the civil engineering, landscape and hardscape design of the entire Civic Center site.

Project Manager:
Drew Gidlof

Groundbreaking Ceremony – April 8, 2010
Left to right, Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, City Manager Toby Ross, local bus transportation
advocate William Lowell, and Yolobus General Manager Terry Bassett.

 Updated: September 23, 2010