Highway 49 Streetscape

Auburn, California

Foothill Associates prepared construction documents for the first phase of the Highway 49 Streetscape Improvements. The focus of this project was to provide a universal access route to the many businesses along this busy 4-lane highway. The project included installing a wide, separated sidewalk along Highway 49, creating rest areas with benches and locations for interpretive signs, creating pedestrian connections to shopping centers, and installing street trees and landscaping to provide shade and pedestrian scale to the new walkways. Many of the proposed improvements were in the highway right-of-way, requiring integration of CalTrans safety and maintenance requirements into the landscape plan. A key facet of this project was coordination with the many property owners and tenants, who will be responsible for landscape maintenance, particularly in regards to irrigation water connections.

Hwy49_01

Photo-simulation of after.

Hwy49_02

Landscape construction documents.