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Daytime road paving closes Sunrise Blvd lanes, Thursday

Sunrise Blvd, Sungarden Dr. to get new stoplight. Photo credit: Luke Otterstad
Drivers were alerted to expect additional delays due to daytime paving this week on Sunrise Boulevard.

Updated Apr. 11, 10:39 p.m.–
The City of Citrus Heights alerted drivers to expect additional delays along a section of Sunrise Boulevard near Sungarden Drive this week in order to allow for road paving associated with a new signalized intersection project, according to a general services news release on Wednesday.

“The contractor will begin setting up traffic control at 7 a.m. and will be shifting lanes throughout the day,” the news release stated, adding that traffic would be reduced to one lane in each direction on Thursday until 5 p.m.

The paving work was part of a larger project to add a new signalized intersection at Sunrise Boulevard and Sungarden Drive, and has caused lane closures and traffic delays for the past few months.

[Related: City gives ‘green light’ for new $2M stoplight on Sunrise Blvd]

The City gave final approval on the multi-million dollar “Sunrise/Sungarden Intersection Improvements Project” last October, with the goal of improving traffic safety at a location where the city manager says people have been hit and killed in the past. The project was awarded to Teichert Construction and includes gutter, curb, sidewalk and bus stop improvements along a 1500 foot section of Sunrise Boulevard.

City Management Analyst Regina Cave said scheduling of the April 9th paving during commute hours was necessary due to “temperature restrictions,” and estimates the full Sunrise Boulevard intersection project will “wrap up” by next month.

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The City directs requests for additional information about the project to Regina Cave at (916) 727-4770 or

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