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Old Auburn Road Complete Streets Design Project
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The City of Citrus Heights has identified Old Auburn Road as an important corridor for all types of transportation.
Currently, community concerns about Old Auburn Road include pedestrian and bicyclist safety, high vehicle speeds, and a lack of pedestrian crossings, bicycle lanes, sidewalks, and street lighting.
The Old Auburn Road Complete Streets (OARCS) Plan evaluates current transportation conditions on Old Auburn Road between Auburn Boulevard and Garry Oak Drive. The project will improve safety on the road for people driving, riding bicycles, walking, and taking transit.
The OARCS Project is an Active Transportation Program (ATP) federally funded grant project.
- Roadway resurfacing for smooth driving
- Repairs/upgrades to storm drain infrastructure
- Traffic signal upgrades
- Street lighting
- Buffered bike lanes
The City has contracted with GHD, Inc for the design of Phase 1. The first phase will transform Old Auburn Road to a complete street from Tiara Way to Garry Oak Drive. The City plans to host more community outreach opportunities in early 2023.
Click on the image below to view the boundary limits of the project.
The Old Auburn Road Complete Streets Project will be informed by technical analysis, best practices in transportation planning and design, and community input.
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Old Auburn Road Temporary Safety Improvements and Community Safety Fair
Thank you to all who joined us for the Community Safety Fair on October 19, 2019! This kick-off and celebration for the week long temporary road changes on Old Auburn Road included a bike rodeo, helmet fittings, a pedestrian safety class, and free bicycle helmets. There were SmaRT Ride bus tours, opportunities to see a SacMetro Fire Engine, and visits from the Citrus Heights Police Department.
The city traffic engineer, other city staff and design consultants were also available to answer questions and receive feedback regarding the temporary road changes and the overall Old Auburn Road Complete Streets Plan.
The temporary roadway changes (road diet demonstration) was in place from October 19 - 27 to showcase a potential alternative including lane reductions, and protected bike lanes.
Click here to see the exhibit boards from the event.
Community Workshop #1
Thank you to all who joined us for Community Workshop #1.
Click here to see the Old Auburn Road Complete Streets Community Workshop #1 Event Summary.
Below are copies of the workshop material and exhibits.
Informational Flier: English Spanish Russian
Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities Board
Intersection Collision Rankings Board
Who is Using Old Auburn Road Board
Community Open House #2
Thank you to those who were able to join us for the Old Auburn Road Complete Streets Plan Community Open House #2.
The Community Open House was held on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM at Holy Family Catholic Church.
This Open House was an opportunity to learn more about potential corridor improvements and provide feedback on the temporary road improvements that were on Old Auburn Road for a two week period during October, 2019.
A summary of the event, including the materials presented at the Open House, is available. Click here to view the event summary. (Note: the file size is very large, approx. 40 MBs.)
Click the links below to view the individual documents and charts presented at Community Open House #2.
Proposed Cross Section for Old Auburn Road
Old Auburn & Fair Oaks Intersection Statistics
Old Auburn & Fair Oaks Demonstration Project
Near Term Improvements Concepts
During the Temporary Safety Improvements (road diet demonstration) at Old Auburn Road and Fair Oaks Blvd. in October, our staff monitored the intersection with aerial drones. We shared the drone video at the open house. If you missed it, you can see the drone video here: https://youtu.be/yeESs-nw5So
For questions about the project, please contact the General Services Department at 916-727-4770 or email OldAuburnCS@citrusheights.net.