City Hall

Ideas abound for improving problem stretch of Old Auburn Road

Sentinel staff report–
About 100 people showed up to a community workshop on Tuesday to make their voice heard about a plan to improve a high-traffic section of Old Auburn Road, from Sylvan Corners to just past Fair Oaks Boulevard.

The two-hour workshop, held in Saint Joseph Hall at Holy Family Catholic Church, featured informal questions and answers with city staff and consultants, as well as various visual layouts and details about the 1.8-mile stretch of roadway on Old Auburn Road.

A popular interactive aspect of the workshop was a pair of 8-foot-long aerial maps of Old Auburn Road, where attendees could place sticky notes to point out problems or suggest solutions.

Ideas ranged from recommendations to add center turn lanes, to complaints about the white traffic posts that…

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