Carriage Drive & Lauppe Lane Safe Schools Corridor Plan


Project Status:

We are currently developing alternative solutions based on the comments and concerns received from the community. A second "open house" will be hosted in May of 2020 to discuss proposed solutions and designs with the community(date TBD). Due to the Covid-19 situation, the "open house" will be hosted virtually for participants to join online. More information will follow regarding how the community will be able to participate.

This project began in March 2019, and alternative solution development is underway. The first open house was hosted September 24, 2019, followed by multiple outreach efforts at the nearby schools (see below for details). An online survey was available (closed on New Year’s 2020) to the public for those who did not have a chance to attend an event. Check back for more information about the project!

Opportunities to Learn More about the Plan and to Provide Input 

There will be several upcoming opportunities to provide your observations, feedback, and other information on this project.  Please see the attached fliers for more information:




Thank you for attending our previous outreach events!

September 24, 2019: the City of Citrus Heights hosted an open house at Mesa Verde High School to gather community input on the Carriage Drive and Lauppe Lane Safe Schools Corridor Plan. Flyers in English, Spanish, and Russian.

November 13, 2019: the City of Citrus Heights held a pop-up event during school pick-up time at Mesa Verde to get additional input from parents, teachers, and students. Flyer - English     Flyer - Spanish

December 4 & 12, 2019: The City of Citrus Heights hosted a table at Sylvan Middle School at their Parent/Teacher Conference (12/4) and Steam Night (12/12) to collect feedback from parents, students, and school staff regarding their experiences on the project segment of Auburn Boulevard and parking lot traffic. Check out the following flyers for more information:   English and Spanish Version; English and Russian Version

After feedback on the existing conditions is received from the community, the city will provide a summary of all comments. This feedback summary will be the basis for developing conceptual designs and alternatives for the project corridor. Another wave of community outreach will then be conducted to receive feedback on the proposed concepts.


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Page last updated March 23, 2020

Project Description:

Over the past three years, the three schools located along the Carriage Drive/Lauppe Lane corridor have experienced a 25% enrollment increase and the large majority of students arrive to school in cars.  The increase in enrollment has contributed to already high peak vehicular, pedestrian, bicycle and parking demands, increased vehicular speeds, midblock and uncontrolled pedestrian crossings, and school ingress and egress concerns.

The project will evaluate the Carriage Drive and Lauppe Lane corridor and on-site school circulation to identify appropriate, cost-effective measures to mitigate deficiencies. The scope of this project includes community engagement to identify community based solutions and will tailor the ultimate design to the needs and desires of both the residential and school communities.  Once complete, the Plan will be used to seek final design and construction funding.