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Plan to repave Madison Ave delayed due to revenue shortfall in COVID-19 economy

File photo, Madison Avenue.

Sentinel staff report–
A $6.5 million repaving project approved for portions of Madison Avenue and Kenneth Avenue has been delayed until next year.

According to a June 25 staff report to the Citrus Heights City Council, funding for the project was impacted by transportation-related revenue shortfalls stemming from COVID-19 economic impacts.

The project was scheduled to begin in May as a joint effort by the city and county to repave portions of the roadway that have deteriorated to a Pavement Condition Index of 39 out of 100. Citrus Heights was to contribute $1.25 million from SB 1 gas tax funds, while the county would contribute the majority of funds, $5.3 million.

The project is now slated for 2021, “subject to approval by the California Transportation Commission’s approval of SB1-derived grant funding,” the city’s staff report said.

Madison Avenue is located on the border of Citrus Heights and has shared jurisdiction with the County of Sacramento, presenting some logistical difficulties. Lanes on the south side are owned by the county, while lanes on the north side are owned by the city.

The project was initiated by the county and is to include resurfacing on Madison Avenue, from east of San Juan Avenue to west of Dewey Drive. The plan also includes resurfacing Kenneth Avenue, from Central to Oak avenues, which is partially located within the City of Citrus Heights.

The project will also include updating curb access ramps, replacing deficient sidewalks and “addressing pedestrian crossings.”

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