Two County transportation projects completed in north area
Today, we celebrate the completion of two transportation projects in the north County area: the Greenback Lane at Walnut Avenue Sidewalk Infill Project; and the Madison Avenue Median Landscaping Project. The event was hosted by Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan and the Sacramento County Department of Transportation (SacDOT).
“These projects provide communities with safer, more attractive roadways. The Greenback Lane project brings safety and connectively to a portion of Orangevale that really needed it. The project location is heavily traveled by residents, school children and people visiting the local farmers market and area stores,” said Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan.
Project upgrades along Greenback Lane at Walnut Avenue included new asphalt, and new curb, gutter, sidewalk, striping, roadway slurry seal and storm drains. Funding for the project was provided by the 2001 Tobacco Bond Fund and totaled $130,000.
In November 2013, the Madison Avenue Median Landscaping project was completed and included improved median landscaping on Madison Avenue between Main Avenue and American River Canyon Drive. The newly installed landscaping replaced old asphalt capped medians, and new drought-tolerant trees, shrubs and groundcover with new water efficient irrigation and decorative paving.
“The Madison Avenue median project provides benefits for Folsom and Orangevale, which are neighboring communities. The City of Folsom enhanced a business corridor and now has a beautified eastbound entry. The County’s portion of the project also added to the business corridor enhancement, and provides a welcoming westbound entry to Orangevale,” added MacGlashan.
The County’s share of the Madison Avenue project totaled $105,000 and was provided by the 2001 Tobacco Bond Fund.
For a list of upcoming transportation projects, visit www.SacDOT.com.
Writer: Danielle Spang, Communication and Media Intern