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Council Preview: Fair Oaks Boulevard Speed Limit May be Reduced

Citrus Heights City Council meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 28.

A portion of Fair Oaks Boulevard may have its speed limit reduced for safety reasons. 

The city of Citrus Heights staff and councilmembers are considering lowering the posted speed limit from 45 miles per hour to 40 miles per hour on Fair Oaks Boulevard between Oak Avenue and Stacey Hills Drive. According to city documents, this speed reduction is suggested to "enhance pedestrian, bicycle and motor vehicle safety."

Staff also recommends adding a number of streets to their Municipal Code to improve safety. Those streets include:

  • Cobalt Way (25 mph) from Calvin Dr. to Auburn Blvd.
  • Crux Drive (25 mph) from Sungarden Way to Woodmore Oaks Dr.
  • Highland Avenue (25 mph) from Sunrise Blvd. to Mariposa Ave.
  • Southbound Kenneth Avenue (35 mph) from Oak Ave. to Elm Ave.
  • Westbound Madison Avenue  (45 mph) from Fair Oaks Boulevard to Bartig Way.
  • A reduction in the posted speed from 50 mph to 45 mph is recommended for Madison Avenue between Fair Oaks and Sunrise boulevards so the posted speeds are consistent along this route within the city

Citrus Heights City Council meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at city hall, 7117 Greenback Lane. The full agenda is available here.

What do you think about the speed limit changes? Tell us in the comment section below. 

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Bret Daniels February 28, 2013 at 05:50 PM
Most of these are ridiculous as they are very wide open areas that are designed and can accomodate the current speed limits. I will agree that are neighborhood streets should be no more than 25mph but the other part of this effort will simply lead to more congestion as it takes cars longer to get through the areas thus backing them up, unintended consequences like dirtier air as cars have to slow down and speed up for increased congestion, and ticketing of drivers who are actually operating their vehicles at a safe speed for the conditions but beyond the slower speed limits. Don't we have some greater crimes issues to be concerned with such as high a high vehicle theft rate and the concern of those let out of jail due to prison realignment?

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