Folsom Boulevard in Sacramento is in the process of making big safety changes

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Major improvements are expected on Folsom Boulevard in Sacramento after a mother was killed in a crash earlier this year while picking up her daughter from school. Lupe Jimenez Brown was killed Jan. 13 while crossing Folsom at 60th Street to get to Phoebe Hurst Elementary School. Police said the driver ran a red light. Jimenez Brown’s husband, Chris Brown, said the intersection is a constant reminder of her. “She was such an inspiration to so many and really changed the world,” he said. “It is a great pity that I have lost her.” “It was devastating,” said Sacramento Assemblyman Kevin McCarthy. Brown’s death shocked the school community. They demanded to change the carriageway.| Pre-coating | The husband of a woman killed outside a Sacramento school says changes to Folsom Boulevard will save lives. “I knew it was a dangerous area when I was crossing that street,” McCarthy said. A plan to make the road safer has been on the books for nearly a decade, but a lack of money has slowed construction. McCarthy announced Tuesday that the state may give the city $5 million for the project because of a budget surplus. “We’re going to fix this stretch and literally save lives,” McCarthy added. The goal is to make Folsom Boulevard between 58th and 65th streets two lanes instead of four. That will include additional bike lanes. “We can’t turn back the clock, but all we can do is move forward,” McCarthy said. Kathy Ann Meyer pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter last month. She was sentenced to 90 hours of community service, a probationary driving ban and restitution to her family ‘and Brown. Construction on the project won’t begin until the spring of 2024 and is expected to take three months to complete. “It’s unfortunate that it takes a tragedy to get real change,” Brown added.

Major improvements are expected on Folsom Boulevard in Sacramento after a mother was killed in a crash earlier this year while picking up her daughter from school.

Lupe Jimenez Brown was killed Jan. 13 while crossing Falls on 60th Street to get to Phoebe Hurst Elementary School. Police said the driver ran a red light.

Jimenez Brown’s husband, Chris Brown, said the intersection is a constant reminder of her.

“She was such an inspiration to so many and truly changed the world,” he said. “It is very unfortunate that she was lost.”

“It was devastating,” said Sacramento Assemblyman Kevin McCarthy.

Brown’s death shocked the school community. They demanded to change the carriageway.

| Pre-coating | Husband of woman killed outside Sacramento school says changes to Folsom Blvd. would save lives

“I knew it was a dangerous area when I crossed that street,” McCarthy said.

A plan to make the road safer was on the books almost ten years, but the lack of money slowed down the construction.

McCarthy announced Tuesday that the state was able to give the city $5 million for the project because of a budget surplus.

“We’re going to fix this section and literally save lives,” McCarthy added.

The goal is to make Folsom Boulevard between 58th and 65th streets two lanes instead of four. This will include additional bike lanes.

“We can’t turn back the clock, but all we can do is move forward,” McCarthy said.

Kathy Ann Meyer pleaded no contest to manslaughter last month. She was sentenced to 90 hours of community service, a driving ban while on probation and restitution to the Brown family.

Construction on the project will begin no earlier than spring 2024 and should take three months.

“It’s unfortunate that it takes a tragedy to bring about real change,” Brown added.

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