Connector Expressway Packs Big Economic Punch
The Capital SouthEast Connector expressway will generate significant near-term and long-term economic benefits for the Sacramento region on par with or even greater than the Sacramento International Airport expansion, Highway 65 Lincoln Bypass in Placer County, or downtown Sacramento arena.
According to the Economic Impact Report by Varshney & Associates, the Connector's construction will generate:
The Connector also will serve as a catalyst for regional economic growth. Between 2013 and 2035, the Connector is expected to play a role in:
As a more direct route between the southern and eastern reaches of the region parallel to Highway 50, the Connector after it’s fully built out will save area residents and workers $11.7 million annually by relieving congestion, reducing distances traveled, saving time, and reducing fuel consumption and vehicle emissions.
“The Connector will improve linkages between population and employment centers, and help attract new businesses of all kinds, including retail, manufacturing and distribution. The sooner the project is implemented, the more quickly the region will realize its economic development benefits.”