Auburn Boulevard Complete Streets Phase 2

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Project Summary:

The Boulevard Plan, adopted in 2005, set the framework for developing the Auburn Boulevard Corridor from Sylvan Corners to the northern city limits.

The Auburn Boulevard Project is the City’s largest public works projects. Phase I of the Project accomplished a complete update of the corridor from Sylvan Corners to Rusch Park in 2014. Phase 2 of the Project will extend this vision of a safer, updated roadway with enhanced amenities for all users (pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists) north to Orlando Avenue in Roseville.

The Auburn Phase 2 project will encompass the following elements of work:

  • Undergrounding of overhead utility lines
  • Installation of bicycle lanes and wide sidewalks
  • Upgrading traffic signals to meet current standards
  • Increasing safety and visibility through decorative street lighting
  • Beautifying the corridor with new landscaping and trees
  • Replacement of old storm drain infrastructure
  • Installation of a new asphalt layer for smooth driving
  • Enhancing transit stops for ADA compliance
  • Providing a unique identify through the use of a welcome gateway structure

Project Description:

The City has contracted with Bennett Engineering Services, Inc. to complete the design of Phase 2 (Grand Oaks Boulevard to Orlando Avenue). Design will include undergrounding overhead utilities, roadway improvements such as sidewalks, storm drain facilities, upgrades to traffic signal equipment and a new traffic signal south of Whyte Avenue (Big Lots driveway). The City will engage the public related to a gateway treatment as a "welcome" to Citrus Heights.

Project Status:

85% of Phase 2 construction is funded by non-general funds, including grants awarded from SACOG grant, Regional Program grant, and Regional ATP grant. To accommodate roadway improvements that involve widening the road, the City is acquiring property along the corridor. The City anticipates completing property acquisitions in 2022 with construction expected to begin in 2023.

Gateway Survey:

The City launched a public survey for the selection of a gateway treatment on Auburn Blvd. The survey closed October 1, 2021. You can preview the design options by clicking on the video below. 

Gateway Survey:

Survey closed October 1, 2021.


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Check Out Our Videos:

Phase 2 Introduction Video and 3D Walk of Auburn Blvd

The video below was developed in early 2021 to secure funding for Phase 2 of the Project. Sacramento Area Council of Governments awarded the grant for Phase 2 this year. You can watch the video and click through the interactive map to learn about the City's vision for Auburn Blvd. 

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Facebook Live Q&A

Listen to our engineers answer questions from the public. The Facebook Live interview took place on August 30, 2021.

Page last updated August 2, 2022.