Capital Improvement Projects - Improving Infrastructure

Current & Upcoming City Projects updated September 17, 2020

Page last updated September 17, 2020
Project Description Status
Accessibility & Drainage Improvements Work includes reconstructing non-compliant ADA ramps; relocating or reconstructing various storm drain inlets and pipes; minor concrete repairs (curb, gutter, sidewalks); and pavement restoration adjacent to all new concrete.  Construction Update (as of August 17, 2020): Work began on Covewood Court and will continue until approximately September 3, 2020. Construction on Daly Avenue will follow. Check project page for updates to the construction schedule as project progresses.
Residential Street Resurfacing Project Projects will resurface various residential streets around the city with related asphalt and concrete repairs. 
2019 Residential Street Resurfacing was completed on  June 30, 2020. Visit the project page for upcoming resurfacing information. 
Auburn Blvd Complete Streets Phase 2 Complete streets improvements with sidewalks, lighting, traffic signal upgrades and landscaping. Northern city limits to Rusch Park. SACOG award, Regional Program grant, and Regional ATP grant have been awarded. ​RFP for Final Design was awarded March 2020 to Bennett Engineering. Construction funding programmed in FY 2022-2023.
Bonita Way / Maretha Street Storm Drain Improvements (SDMP Areas 8, 9, 10) Project will construct storm drain and surface improvements along Maretha Street, Bonita Way and then along Old Auburn Blvd to Mariposa Creek.
Neighborhood Areas 8, 9, & 10 Storm Drain Master Plan Study.  
Project design is complete. Bidding Fall 2020. Construction Spring 2021.  
Carriage Drive and Lauppe Lane Safe Schools Corridor Plan Evaluate streets and on-site school circulation to identify measures to mitigate deficiencies. Includes community engagement.  Carriage/Lauppe between Auburn and Antelope. Project is currently in the planning phase. The draft plan will be presented to City Council, then with their comments, the final plan will be developed.
Storm Drain Improvements - Denton Way, Dana Butte Way, & Wonder Street Storm drain and surface improvements along Denton Way, Dana Butte Way, Wonder Street.
Identified in the Neighborhood Areas 8, 9, & 10 Storm Drain Master Plan Study.  
Design phase. Construction for FY 2020-21
Electric Greenway Trail Project
(ATP Grant)
Project will construct a nearly 3 mile long multi-use trail between Arcade Creek Park Preserve and Wachtel Way, using an existing electric transmission corridor. The city was awarded grant funds for the design & construction of this project. Environmental Impact report was accepted by council in 2019. Planning still underway, construction anticipated for 2021
Local Road Safety Program LRSP provides a framework to identify, analyze, and prioritize roadway safety improvements on local roads. It will focus on identifying opportunities to improve traffic safety within the city using solutions from the engineering, education, enforcement, and emergency services toolboxes. Components exist but the City desires to create a documented safety plan. An RFP was published June 12, 2020. Eight proposals were received July 14, 2020. Selection committee interviewed qualified proposers and is still in process of selecting best candidate. 
Mariposa Avenue
Safe Routes to School Phase 3
Project will construct sidewalk, curb, gutter, ADA curb access ramps, bike lanes, drainage improvements and new LED street lighting.  Construction completed. Completing punch list.  Final acceptance by Council April 23, 2020.
Mariposa Avenue
Safe Routes to School Phase 4
Construct sidewalks, bike lanes, and associated improvements. Project is the final phase of a 1.2 mile Safe Route to School Project and will complete the bicycle and pedestrian network.  The preliminary plans and environmental review & documentation is complete. Public outreach underway. CTC authorized Final design and right-of-way phases of project. Consultant work on these two phases is underway. 4/21/20 project submitted to state architect for plan review. 
Multi Modal Transportation Safety Program

(Caltrans Sustainable Communities Grant)
Develop an updated plan to evaluate and prioritize neighborhood transportation safety requests.
Results of the survey and traffic studies to discussed during the Community Meeting #2.
Nov 2018 - State authorization to proceed 
Feb 2019 - Project awarded to Steer Group
Oct 2 2019 Champion Orientation COMPLETED
Oct 30 2019 Community Meeting 1 COMPLETED 
Feb 7 2020 - MMTSP Survey begun   
Apr 14 2020 - Community Meeting 2 COMPLETED
Apr 30 2020 - MMTSP Survey COMPLETED
Sep 29 2020 5:30 PM Community Meeting 3
Zoom Webinar info to follow - SAVE THE DATE! 
Old Auburn Complete Streets Plan (CalTrans Sustainable Communities Grant) Project will evaluate existing conditions, identify collision trends and deficiencies. Engage community to identify solutions to improve Old Auburn Rd. between Fair Oaks Blvd. and Auburn Blvd.  March 26, 2020 the plan was adopted by City Council. The plan will be used to seek grant funding for design and construction phases. 
Various Signalized Intersection Safety Improvements
(HSIP Grant)
Project increases safety for vehicles, bicycles & pedestrians at signalized intersections. Upgrades 30 signalized intersections, a pedestrian median barrier fence along three legs of Greenback Ln/Auburn Blvd intersection, and  four accessible curb ramps at two intersections on Sunrise Blvd (at Macy Plaza Drive & Birdcage Center). January 2019 Community outreach began
February 2019 Community Open House
March 14 2019 Survey results presented to Counci.  March 2020  Project went out to bid. Council recommended staff to reject all bids and authorized staff to Re-Bid. (TBA)