I-80/SR 65 Interchange Improvements Draft EIR/EA

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR)/Environmental Assessment (EA) has been released for public review. A 45-day public review period is being conducted from August 3 to September 16, 2015. Please mail all your comments to Ken Lastufka, Caltrans District 3 South, 2379 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95833 or email comments to Ken_Lastufka@dot.ca.gov. Comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 2015. All substantive comments on environmental issues will be addressed in the Final EIR/EA.

The Notice of Availability, Draft EIR/EA, Draft Project Report, and Technical Studies can be viewed under Documents.

PCTPA hosted a public hearing to discuss the proposed alternatives for the I-80/SR 65 interchange on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at the Placer County Board of Supervisors Chambers located at 175 Fulweiler Avenue, Auburn, CA. The public hearing presentation can be viewed under Public Outreach.

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
  • Construction

Recent Presentations

Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA) staff has presented an update on the following three regional transportation improvement projects:

  • 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
    View presentation
  • Roseville City Council
    Wednesday, April 15, 7:00 p.m.
    311 Vernon Street, Roseville, CA
    View presentation
  • Placer County Board of Supervisors
    Tuesday, May 5, 9:00 a.m.
    175 Fulweiler Avenue, Auburn, CA
    View presentation

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.

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