The I-80/SR 65 interchange is an important regional connector that serves the burgeoning commercial and office spaces along the Highway 65 corridor and travelers along Interstate 80. Traffic within the area is fairly congested especially during peak hours and it is going to get worse. The Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA) is working on improving the interchange to remove the bottleneck impeding the traffic flow which keeps Placer residents, businesses, and visitors stuck in traffic.
The overall project consists of the following phases:
- Project Study Report (completed by Caltrans in 2009)
- Project Approval and Environmental Document (currently underway)
- Final Design and Right-of-Way Acquisition
- I-80/SR 65 Interchange Improvements
- SR 65 Widening from I-80 to Lincoln
- I-80 Auxiliary Lanes in South Placer County
The presentation included an overview of each project, current funding and construction status, and next steps. Interested residents, businesses, and visitors of Placer County were invited to attend the following informational presentations:
- Rocklin City Council
Tuesday, April 14, 6:00 p.m.
3970 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, CA
- Roseville City Council
Wednesday, April 15, 7:00 p.m.
311 Vernon Street, Roseville, CA
- Placer County Board of Supervisors
Tuesday, May 5, 9:00 a.m.
175 Fulweiler Avenue, Auburn, CA
These projects are being led by PCTPA in partnership with Caltrans, Federal Highway Administration, County of Placer, and Cities of Lincoln, Rocklin, and Roseville. All three projects involve improving I-80 and SR 65, to not only better handle today’s traffic congestion and improve safety, but also to handle future traffic as the South Placer County region grows.