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City warns of more major lane closures, delays on Sunrise Blvd

Sentinel staff report–
Traffic snarls on Sunrise Boulevard are about to get even worse during daytime hours, with officials warning drivers to anticipate delays of 15 to 30 minutes if traveling near Sayonara Drive.

Beginning May 21 and concluding on June 1, the City of Citrus Heights is advising drivers that all southbound lanes of traffic on a section of Sunrise Boulevard will be closed on weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Northbound Sunrise Boulevard will also be restricted to one lane of traffic, allowing for southbound traffic to be shifted to one lane on the northbound side through the affected area, the city said in a news release.

Affected areas include northbound Sunrise Boulevard between Arcadia Drive and Woodmore Oaks Drive and southbound Sunrise Boulevard between Locher Drive and Sayonara Drive.

The closures are needed to accommodate construction of a new storm drain in Sunrise Boulevard, the city said. Drivers are advised to take Fair Oaks Boulevard between Greenback Lane and Oak Avenue during construction hours, to avoid delays.

Related: why isn’t more Citrus Heights roadwork done at night?

As previously reported, the project is part of the Sunrise Boulevard Complete Streets project, which is proceeding with a $1.7 million phase of improvements along a half-mile section of the west side of Sunrise Boulevard, from Locher Drive to Sayonara Drive.

The project includes storm water and transit improvements, new sidewalks and a bike lane, curbs and gutters, ADA ramps, street lights, road resurfacing, and traffic signal upgrades at Sayonara Drive. Traffic lanes will also be re-striped and narrowed to accommodate the new bike lane.

Those seek additional information about the project are asked to contact the city’s general services department at (916) 727-4770, or via email at

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