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City seeks bids to improve safety on dangerous section of Roseville Road

City documents show the location of planned improvements on Roseville Road.

By Mike Hazlip—
The City of Citrus Heights is seeking bids from consultants to oversee a project to improve safety along a long-troubled stretch of Roseville Road.

A project description posted on the city’s website includes modifications to Roseville Road and Butternut Drive, as well as at Butternut Drive and Villaview Drive.

The city’s request for proposals (RFP) shows widening sidewalks, bulb-outs, dedicated bike lanes, high-visiblility crosswalks and improved pavement markings. A left-turn lane from Butternut Drive onto southbound Roseville Road and marked crosswalks at the intersection are also shown.

Proposals have a submission deadline listed of 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2023, with work being completed tentatively in 2024. The consultant being sought would handle a variety of tasks, including project management, preliminary engineering and research, public outreach, right-of-way verification, planning, bidding and construction support.

From 2022: Collision on Roseville Road sends truck flying into wall

Roseville Road has been the subject of multiple news reports following a collision that sent a pickup truck flying onto the roof of a shed in the backyard of a Citrus Heights resident in October, 2022.

In a follow-up report, The Sentinel took a look at the multi-jurisdictional maze in the area of Roseville Road and Whyte Avenue. The area is just south of the Placer County line, with Citrus Heights bordering the east side of Roseville Road and unincorporated Sacramento County to the west. The California Highway Patrol is also tasked with responding to collisions on the heavily traveled road.

Residents along Imran Woods Circle told The Sentinel that vehicles have damaged or destroyed fences along Roseville Road on multiple occasions.

Funding for the project is slated to partially come from a Highway Safety Improvement Program grant. An application form for the grant included in RFP documents lists the section of Roseville Road near Butternut Drive as being “among the top safety priority locations” identified in 5-year crash data from 2015 to 2019, with high speeds and visibility issues noted.

Installation of reflective traffic signal backplates at several dozen other intersections throughout the city is also described as part of the project.

Related: Residents say frequent collisions are a problem on Citrus Heights border

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