Arcade-Cripple Creek Trail Project (formerly Electric Greenway Trail Project)
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The City is constructing a 2.9 mile long multi-use trail between Sunrise Boulevard (near Arcade Creek Park Preserve) and Wachtel Way that will largely follow an existing Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) electric corridor easement. The project is located in the City and unincorporated Orangevale, and connects several neighborhoods to eight parks, several schools and the Sunrise MarketPlace. In addition to a paved multi-use trail, this Project also includes:
• A new signalized crossing of Fair Oaks Boulevard
• Pathway lighting
• Sidewalk, curb and gutter along a segment of Oak Avenue
• Drainage improvements
• Traffic signal modifications
The Arcade-Cripple Creek Trail Project is funded primarily by a $6.2 million Caltrans Active Transportation Program grant (ATP grant). The money from these grants can only be used for projects that increase active transportation, like walking and biking.
Click the link below to see our flyer with more information!
The design of the project is complete. The City has contracted with a consulting firm, GHD, Inc., to lead the design of the project including the environmental clearance, and right-of-way phases.
City Council awarded the construction contract to Central Valley Engineering & Asphalt at the August 11, 2022 City Council meeting. Construction has begun, see the schedule above.
On November 12, 2020, the City Council selected the name Arcade-Cripple Creek Trail as the name for the trail. A Naming Review Committee comprised of City staff and community partners reviewed submissions from the community, and presented the top names to the council. Thank you to everyone who participated!
Sunrise Recreation & Park District (SRPD) will review the Regional Park name suggestions and announce a winner.
The Trail Project has undergone environmental analysis as required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). This analysis evaluates the potential for environmental impacts in numerous categories. On May 1, 2019 the City released a Notice of Intent to adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) for the Project. Written comments on the proposed MND were accepted from May 1 though May 31, 2019.
The revised Mitigated Negative Declaration was approved at the City Council public hearing on June 27, 2019 at 7 PM at the City Council Chambers. The staff report with additional information is available here.
View the documents by clicking below.
Revised Mitigated Negative Declaration (Updated June 27, 2019)
On March 11, 2021 City of Citrus Heights staff gave a presentation on the trail project for the ORPD Board. View the presentation here. Also, view the the ORPD Board meeting on youtube.
Contact: General Services Department, (916) 727-4770 or ACCT@citrusheights.net.
On Tuesday, January 8, 2019, and Tuesday, May 21, 2019, the City of Citrus Heights hosted informational Open House Events for the City-Wide Trail Project at the Sunrise Tech Center Multi-Purpose Room, located at 7322 Sunrise Blvd, Citrus Heights.
Use the links below to see the presentation materials from the Open House.
Event Summary for 01/08/19 Open House Event
- Appendix A Community Feedback (3.5 MB)
- Appendix B Presentation Material (90 MB)
- Appendix C Handouts (1 MB)
- Appendix D Publicity and Noticing (2 MB)
- Appendix E Frequently Asked Questions (1 MB)
Event Summary for 05/21/19 Open House Event
- Appendix A Community Feedback (2 MB)
- Appendix B Presentation Material (80 MB)
- Appendix C Handouts (1 MB)
- Appendix D Publicity and Noticing (3 MB)
- Appendix E Environmental Documents (5.5 MB)
Virtual Community Workshop
In addition to the Community Open House Events, the City of Citrus Heights hosted a Virtual Community Workshop from May 21, 2019 to June 4, 2019 to engage with the public about the project and get input from members of the community who may not have attended one of the open house events. More than 120 members of the community participated. Click here to see the summary of the Virtual Community Workshop, including graphs of selections and comments from participants.
Construction Schedule & Notices:
Construction is anticipated to occur from October 2022 to November 2023.
In general, the Project will be constructed in phases, moving from west to east (starting at Sunrise Blvd and ending at Wachtel Way).
Sundance Natural Area Bridge Closure
The existing bridge will be closed beginning Thursday 9/7/23 to allow construction of the new, ADA compliant bridge. The tentative schedule for the new bridge install is as follows:
9/7/23: Close existing bridge and begin bridge removal and excavation
9/18/23: Begin pile-driving for new abutments
10/6/23: Set new bridge in place
10/9/23: Pave trail connections to bridge, install lighting and all trail components
10/31/23: Open new bridge and trail
Pile Driving Notice
One of the remaining, major items of work includes the installation of two new bridges located at:
- Crossing of Arcade Creek in Sundance Natural Area, and
- Crossing of Cripple Creek, in the Olivine Open Space, west of Wachtel.
To support these new bridges, the City’s Contractor will be driving pile foundations on both banks of the creeks. These steel piles are driven into the ground by a large, crane-mounted hydraulic hammer. The work is anticipated to begin at each location on:
- Sundance Natural Area: Begin on September 18th
- Olivine Open Space: Begin September 20th
The pile-driving operation could take up to 2 weeks at each location, at which time the contractor will begin forming and placing the concrete abutments on top of the steel piles. The total duration of bridge construction is anticipated to be 8 weeks but is dependent on weather and material availability.
For questions about the project, please contact the General Services Department at 916-727-4770.