Capital Improvement Projects - Improving Infrastructure

Current & Upcoming City Projects updated March 1, 2021

Page last updated March 1, 2021
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.  2020 Accessibility and Drainage Project is complete.
Residential Street Resurfacing Project Projects will resurface various residential streets around the city with related asphalt and concrete repairs. 
Construction Summer 2021. 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.  
Construction Summer 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 Fiscal Year 2021-2022
Arcade-Cripple Creek Trail Project formerly Electric Greenway
(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.
Project Awarded October 8, 2020 to Kimley-Horn Associates. 
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.
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.  Construction Summer 2021.
Multi Modal Transportation Safety Program

(Caltrans Sustainable Communities Grant)
MMTSP Community Workshop #3 was held September 29, 2020 at 5:30 pm via Zoom. A video and  PDF of the presentation are available on the community meeting page.  The Question and Answer segment may be downloaded separately. Next steps are presentation of the tool to Council in December 2020 and launch in 2021.
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 COMPLETED
Dec 10 2020 City Council Approved
March 2021 - MMTSP Tool to be launched
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). Construction Summer 2021.