Capital Improvement and Planning Projects

Current & Upcoming City Projects updated July 30, 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 & Drainage Project is complete. The City is currently planning the next Accessibility & Drainage Project.
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. This project is in design phase. We expect construction to begin in Summer 2022.
Auburn Blvd Complete Streets Phase 2 Complete street improvements with sidewalks, street lighting, traffic signal upgrades and landscaping. Northern city limits to Rusch Park to Whyte Avenue.
The City received SACOG grant award, Regional Program grant, and Regional ATP grant for this project. ​We anticipate construction to begin in Fiscal Year 2022-2023.
Blayden Court Storm Drain Improvements Project is part of the Storm Drain Master Plan for Neighborhood Areas 8, 9, and 10. This project will address stormwater runoff with pipes, open ditches, an infiltration basin and upgrade pipe size. The project is funding through the Storm Water Utility Funds. We anticipate construction to begin in late FY 2021/2022 and finish in FY 2022/2023.
Bonita Way / Garry Oak Drive/Twin Oaks Avenue Storm Drain Project (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.  
The City anticipates construction to begin in Summer 2021. 
Carriage Drive and Lauppe Lane Safe Schools Corridor Plan This City evaluated streets and on-site school circulation to identify measures to mitigate deficiencies. Included community engagement. Carriage/Lauppe between Auburn and Antelope. City Council accepted the final plan in December 2020. City staff will use the plan to seek funding for design and construction. 
Greenback Lane Complete Streets Project will rehabilitate this major arterial corridor between Sunrise Boulevard and Fair Oaks Boulevard to enhance pedestrian, bicycle mobility, and improve traffic flow. The project includes roadway resurfacing, median reconstruction, installation of signal communication facilities, street lighting, ADA compliant curb ramps. Funding through Measure A Capital allocation and Storm Water Utility Funds, Measure A Traffic Safety, Gas Tax, SB1, Transit, and Roadway Impact Fee funds. We anticipate construction to begin in Fall 2021. 
Local Road Safety Plan Plan provides a framework to identify, analyze, and prioritize local roadway safety improvements. 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. City Council formally adopted the plan on July 22, 2021. The plan can be viewed here
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 is currently underway. 
Multi Modal Transportation Safety Program
(Caltrans Sustainable Communities Grant)
Program evaluates requests and uses a tool to prioritize the implementation of new signs, striping, crosswalks, speed humps, traffic calming, and traffic enforcement. Program replaced the 2001 Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP). City Council approved the MMTSP Tool in December 2020. The program is currently underway.
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.  City Council adopted the plan March 26, 2020. The City has secured grant funding for Phase 1A. 
Residential Street Resurfacing Project Projects will resurface various residential streets around the city with related asphalt and concrete repairs.  Construction started mid July 2021. Visit the project page for upcoming resurfacing information. 
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.  
This project is in design phase.
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 is currently underway.

Page last updated September 22, 2021.