Greenback and Madison Landscaping Projects

 Greenback Lane at Walnut Avenue Sidewalk Infill Project & Madison Avenue Median Landscaping Project
 Ribbon-Cutting Event:  Friday, May 2,  at 9:30 a.m.
 
Sacramento, CA. May 1, 2014 – Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan and the Sacramento County Department of Transportation are hosting a ribbon-cutting event to celebrate completion of two projects in the Orangevale area: 1) the Greenback Lane at Walnut Avenue Sidewalk Infill Project, and 2) the Madison Avenue Median Landscaping Project.  The Madison Avenue project was done in partnership with the City of Folsom.  Details about the ribbon-cutting event are listed below:

Date/Time: Friday, May 2nd, at 9:30 a.m.

Location: The Corner of Greenback Lane and Walnut Avenue (Dairy Queen Parking Lot)

Speakers:

Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan (District 4)
Mayor Kerri Howell, City of Folsom
Katherine Leonard, Chair – Greenback Lane Orangevale Envisions
Jim Beilgard, President – Orangevale Chamber of Commerce
Joe Ellering, Owner – Dairy Queen
Mike Penrose, Director – Department of Transportation

According to Supervisor MacGlashan, “These projects provide communities with safer, more attractive roadways. The Greenback Lane project brings safety and connectively to a portion of Orangevale that really needed it.  The project location is heavily traveled by residents, school children and people visiting the local farmers market and area stores. The Madison Avenue median project provides benefits for Folsom and Orangevale, which are neighboring communities.  The City of Folsom enhanced a business corridor and now has a beautified eastbound entry to the City.  The County’s portion of the project also added to business corridor enhancement, and provides a welcoming westbound entry to Orangevale.”

The Greenback Lane at Walnut Avenue Sidewalk Infill Project made improvements between Walnut Avenue and Chestnut Avenue including new curb, gutter, sidewalk, storm drains, roadway slurry seal, striping and new asphalt. Project construction costs were $130,000, with funding provided by the 2001 Tobacco Bond Fund. 

The Madison Avenue Median Landscaping project was completed in November 2013 and improved median landscaping on Madison Avenue between Main Avenue and American River Canyon Drive. The City of Folsom initiated this project to enhance this business corridor and provide a beautified eastbound entry to the City. Sacramento County partnered with Folsom to include a portion of Madison Avenue in Orangevale.  The project installed new landscaping to replace old asphalt capped medians, and included drought tolerant trees, shrubs and groundcover with new water efficient irrigation and decorative paving.  The County’s share of project costs was $105,000, with funding provided by the 2001 Tobacco Bond Fund.  

Visual to Support Story:  Supervisor MacGlashan and Mayor Howell will use giant scissors to cut a banner to ceremonially complete the projects.

Please contact Dan Regan, Communications & Media Officer, at 916-874-7056, or regand@saccounty.net if you have any additional questions.

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