Citrus Heights drivers will soon notice a new light singal at the intersection of Antelope Road and Amsterdam Avenue this summer, located near the “pink house” and historic Rusch Home.
Amsterdam Avenue resident Carolyn Martinez says traffic has already increased in the area from construction workers and interested buyers using Amsterdam as a main entrance for the new 46-home AutumnWood development.
“I’m very glad that they’re gonna [construct a new stoplight],” said Martinez, commenting she has a hard time making left turns onto Antelope Road. “It’s necessary because I can’t even get out of my driveway sometimes.”
City Management Analyst Regina Cave said a date hasn’t been set yet for when the project will begin, but said she hopes construction will start by the end of July or early August. She said traffic signal poles have been ordered, but won’t be delivered until July — and work won’t begin until all the equipment needed is received.
The total cost of the project will run about $550,000, according to Cave, and will take around two months to complete, once work starts.