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 Blvd Project is the City’s largest public works project. 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. 85% of Phase 2 construction is funded by non-general funds, including grants awarded from SACOG grant, Regional Program grant, and Regional ATP grant.
The design team is preparing the final construction plans and specifications that will be used by the construction contractor. 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 2024.
We are also working on utility coordination with Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), Comcast, Consolidated Communications (CCI), Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), and Citrus Heights Water District (CHWD).
Underground Utility District:
At the October 13, 2022 City Council Meeting, the City Council approved to amend the municipal code to include an ordinance that authorizes the City Council to establish underground utility districts. An underground utility district is a geographic area within which overhead utilities are required to be installed underground and utility poles removed. View the draft language to the amended Chapter 98 of the Citrus Heights Municipal Code here.
The establishment of an Auburn Boulevard Underground Utility District was presented and approved at the October 27, 2022 City Council Meeting. Impacted utility companies will be required to remove all overhead wires and utility poles within the District once the new underground utilities are operational. This undergrounding of utilities is in harmony with both the Boulevard Plan and the City's General Plan to achieve attractive, inviting, and functional corridors.
Click on the image below to see the entire boundaries of the Auburn Blvd Underground Utility District.
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.